Shumaker Diversity Scholarship

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion among our attorneys and other professionals, and believe that including attorneys and staff members from diverse backgrounds is a critically important element in providing quality legal services to our clients and a productive working environment for our team members.  In furtherance of our efforts to recruit, retain and promote attorneys who contribute to the diversity of our firm, we are pleased to offer the Shumaker Diversity Scholarship. The Shumaker Diversity Scholarship is one example of how we seek candidates who demonstrate personal and professional excellence, and who bring diverse life experiences to our team.

The Shumaker Diversity Scholarship provides a $7,500.00 scholarship to two (2) outstanding first or second year law students who are enrolled at an ABA accredited law school and who participate in the firm’s summer associate program, to assist in offsetting his or her law school expenses.  The scholarship is in addition to the salary paid to the student for his or her Summer Associate position.

The Shumaker Diversity Scholarship is available to students who are members of underrepresented or minority groups.  Applicants must have outstanding undergraduate and law school academic credentials, and demonstrated leadership abilities and community involvement.  Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to practice law after graduating from law school in the geographic area of one of our firm’s offices.

Eligibility for the Shumaker Diversity Scholarship requires that the recipient participate in and complete the firm’s summer associate program following his or her first or second year of law school, for a minimum of eight weeks.  Shumaker will select the office in which the student will work, but will attempt to place the student in the office location of his or her choice.  The scholarship will be paid upon the student’s completion of the firm’s summer associate program.

Students who are interested in applying for the Shumaker Diversity Scholarship must submit the following documents:

1.    A completed application form (download form here), together with a current law school transcript.
2.      A current resume, including a description of the applicant’s academic and leadership skills, community involvement, and personal  and professional accomplishments.
3.      A description of why the student believes that diversity is important and how his or her identified diverse background(s) would contribute to that philosophy.
4.      A legal writing sample.
5.      Letters of recommendation from three academic or professional references.

Applications should be sent via email to:  wsmartin@slk-law.com.

Deadlines:

2Ls:  The deadline to submit application materials is August 30, 2019

1Ls:  The deadline to submit application materials is February 28, 2019

Akron, OH – Law Referral & Information Service Internship – Akron Bar Association

AkronLawJobs No. 9810 Overall: The Lawyer Referral and Information Service Program connects the public with pre-screened attorneys in the legal specialization needed to fill the needs of potential clients.

The Intern’s role is to assist the LRIS Director by speaking directly with clients via the telephone, conducting intake interviews and recommending attorneys with the appropriate legal experience to resolve the clients’ legal needs. The Intern will also provide administrative assistant support to the LRIS Director as needed.

Duties: Answers the telephone and conducts client intake; Maintains files of referral updates; Administration of end of the month reports; Confirms liability insurance coverage for all LRIS members; and Researches online court dockets for unreported referred cases. The Student Intern will work ten (10) hours per week and will receive a $1,500 stipend AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE INTERNSHIP. The Internship is for the Spring 2019 semester (through May 3 excluding Spring Break week) and the incumbent can be reappointed for subsequent semesters.

Qualifications: 1L, 2L, or 3L. The ideal candidate has excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to deal with clients of all demeanors. Knowledge of the Windows operating environment, Microsoft Office, and general database usage is required.

How to Apply: Submit a resume and letter of interest detailing the skills and abilities that will help them succeed in this position. Application documents should be submitted electronically to C. Allen Nichols, Executive Director via email at callen@akronbar.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Deadline: The position is available until filled, but applicants applying by December 31, 2018, will receive first consideration

DEADLINE FRIDAY Richfield, OH – 2L Spring 2019 Externship – National Interstate Insurance Company

AkronLawJobs No. 9742

Duties: The externship opportunity at National Interstate Insurance will afford students the opportunity to work with the Claims Compliance team to gain exposure to a variety of insurance and regulatory issues arising from the operations throughout the United States. Externs will conduct legal research, prepare summaries of state law issues for the adjusters, assist with compliance audits, attend meetings with claims professionals, and learn how the insurance industry works.

Qualifications: 2L, have strong research, writing, and analytical skills, and have the ability to interpret, organize, and communicate complex factual and legal material quickly.  Must be detail oriented, creative, articulate, and personable with excellent interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: E-mail your Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample (1-3 pages) to Dean Alisa Benedict O’Brien at ab139@uakron.edu.  Address your cover letter to Sarah Kovit Hanna, Regulatory Research Claims Compliance Specialist, National Interstate Insurance Company, 3250 Interstate Drive, Richfield, OH 44286

Deadline:  December 13, 2018