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

DEADLINE FRIDAY Richfield, OH – Summer 2019 Externship 1L or 2L – National Interstate Insurance Company

AkronLawJobs No. 9743

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: 1L (second semester in spring 2019) or 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 to Dean Alisa Benedict O’Brien your Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample (1-3 pages) 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

Position with Akron Law Inmate Assistance Program!

Inmate Assistance Program

Seeking students to work in the Inmate Assistance Program paid position – $9.50 per hour up to 20 hours per week. Student will travel to Summit County jail once a week, every week, on Tuesday mornings, meet with inmates who have legal questions, and research and draft letters back to the inmates.  Students interested in developing interviewing, research, and writing skills should apply. Our clinic graduates use their skills in civil and criminal contexts as Public Defenders, County Prosecutors, Legal Aid lawyers, judicial law clerks, and civil practitioners.  Students must be willing to commit to the program for one year.

Qualifications:  All students are invited to apply.

How to apply:  A cover letter and resume must be submitted to Professor Nichols at rtn3@uakron.edu.  Interviews will be held over break, but we will have open slots after the 1st of the year.  Skype or phone interviews are possible.

Deadline:  December 21, 2018

New York, NY – Summer 2019 1L Ella Baker Summer Internship – Center for Constitutional Rights

AkronLawJobs No. 9791 Overview: Through the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program, interns gain practical litigation experience and sharpen their theoretical understanding of the relationship between social change, organizing, and lawyering. Ella Baker Interns also become connected to a global community of social justice law students and lawyers through our Ella Baker Alumni Network.

Roles and Responsibilities: Interns work under the direct supervision of CCR attorneys and advocacy program managers on CCR cases and projects. Interns also participate in training on litigation skills, movement lawyering, and other relevant topics. Interns’ responsibilities may include: Legal research & writing for domestic and international litigation, factual investigation, client & witness interviews, policy/legislative research, and participation in client and community meetings. In addition, students are provided opportunities to attend court proceedings, community and client meetings, and attend other law related panels and events.

Ella Baker interns work at the Center for Constitutional Rights’ office in NYC on cases in CCR’s three docket areas: Government Misconduct/Racial Justice, Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative, and International Human Rights. In the past, students have worked on cases involving solitary confinement, discriminatory policing practices, social and economic rights, immigrants’ rights, U.S. detention and targeted killing practices, universal jurisdiction over international human rights abuses, gender and LGBTI justice domestically and internationally. Students also have the opportunity to work on various advocacy campaigns. Students at CCR experience the unique opportunities and challenges of doing social justice lawyering at a national organization.

Program Dates:

The internship will begin on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, and end on August 9, 2019. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week.

Qualifications:  Must have completed their 1L year of law school by summer of 2019. CCR does not accept law graduates in the Ella Baker program. Excellent legal research and communication skills. Experience and/or demonstrated commitment to racial justice, gender justice, civil rights, international human rights, national security law, and/or social justice organizing.

Compensation: Because we have limited resources, CCR requires applicants to make every effort to secure their own summer funding.  Possible sources include your law school; local Bar Foundation; Equal Justice America, etc. However, if a student can demonstrate they diligently sought alternate funding but were ultimately unsuccessful, CCR will provide the student with a summer stipend. Accepted students will receive information on CCR sponsored stipends after receiving notice of their acceptance. The maximum amount of the stipend is $6,000 for the summer.

Please note: the application period has passed for 2L’s.

How to Apply: Apply HERE. You will be prompted to upload the following documents as a single PDF, named “Doe, Jane Application”: Cover Letter, Resume, and Three references with contact information.

Deadline:  Application and all credentials MUST BE RECEIVED BY December 17, 2018 11:59 PM EST.