Akron, OH – Criminal Law Clerk – City of Akron Department of Law — Immediate Need

AkronLawJobs No. 10456 Qualifications: 3L. Must have your Legal Intern Certificate or be eligible and need to just send in the paperwork. If working for the Prosecutor’s Office you are required to work 28 hours per week and the specified hours below: Mondays 12:30 – 4:30 pm; Tuesdays 8:00 – 4:30 pm; Wednesdays 8:00 – 4:30 pm; Thursdays  8:00 – 4:30 pm; Fridays  OFF.

How to Apply: E-mail your resume, writing sample, and list of references with contact information to Elaine Stoeberman at estoeberman@akronohio.gov.

This is a paid position – $13.56 – $14.24/hour.

Deadline October 3, 2019

Columbus, OH – Spring 2020 Legal Externs – Supreme Court of Ohio

AkronLawJobs No. 10514 Overview: Please note that there are EIGHT different positions in this posting. In your letter of application please be specific in which position you are applying for.

Chief Justice and Justices:

The majority of the extern’s time will be spent research, writing, and analyzing legal issues. This may involve the preparation of draft opinions, bench memos and memos discussing discretionary appeals and complaints for writs, speeches, or individualized research projects. The extern will be assigned to a judicial attorney and will have their work reviewed by that attorney. Externs will also be able to observe oral arguments on the merits of cases when the Court is in session. 

Justice Sharon Kennedy, Contact: Alyssa Guthrie

ONE Opening for Spring 2020

Flexible, can work with student’s schedule. Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed their third semester of law school.

Justice Patrick DeWine, Contact: Lina Alkamhawi

THREE Openings for Spring 2020

 Flexible, can work with student’s schedule. Typically 8-10 hours. Must have completed your second year of law school.

Justice Patrick Fischer, Contact: Gerri Allen

One Opening for Spring 2020

 Flexible, can work with student’s schedule. Typically 8-20 hours per week. Must have completed your second year of law school.

Justice Melody Stewart, Contact: Arleathia Radcliffe

One opening for Spring 2020

Flexible, can work with student’s schedule. Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed their second year of law school.

Justice Michael Donnelly, Contact: Christine Einloth

Three positions available for Spring 2020

Flexible, can work with student’s schedule. Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed their second year of law school.

Judicial Services – Judicial and Education Services Division – Contact W. Milton Nuzum, Director, Judicial Services

One opening for Spring 2020

Anticipate 8 hours per week, but this is flexible.

The Office of Judicial Services provides leadership and administration for the Judicial & Education Services Division. The office coordinates the management of comprehensive division projects and provides oversight of the judges’ database, support services for the creation of new judgeships, and the assignment of visiting judges.

The extern will work with The Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Commission to review and revise, if necessary, the building use guidelines. The extern will also work on the review of the artwork loan agreements, update the artwork inventory, and develop a request for proposal to obtain a new artwork appraisal.

Externs with a bachelor’s degree and background or interest in art are preferred.

 Court Services Division – Domestic Violence Section 

One opening available. The position is anticipated to be 6-15 hours per week, but this is flexible.

The Domestic Violence Program provides technical assistance, training, and policy recommendations to improve court performance in cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. 

The Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence makes policy recommendations to the Supreme Court of Ohio through the section. Current projects include revisions to protection order forms, the publication of a power and control wheel with Ohio law, and developing a bench guide surrounding firearm issues and domestic violence for courts.

Technical assistance is provided by the section through consultation with local courts and publications. The section also staffs roundtables which allow court personnel to discuss common issues and share perspectives on current practices needs.

The extern will assist with researching and creating reports of national and local best practices for pretrial services and the Batterers Intervention programs in intimate partner cases. 

The ideal extern would be a current 2L or 3L with an interest in intimate partner violence and policy preferred.

Court Services Division – Dispute Resolution Section Contact: Catherine Geyer, Manager, Dispute Resolution Section

Three openings are available for Spring 2020. The position is anticipated to be for 8-12 hours per week but is flexible.

The Supreme Court of Ohio Dispute Resolution Section assists all courts in developing and sustaining dispute resolution services that are accessible to all citizens; provides technical assistance and training to court staff, judges, court personnel and attorneys; provides research related to dispute resolution processes, training, program monitoring and administration of policies and procedures developed in collaboration with the Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution which includes members appointed by Chief Justice O’Connor. The Section also provides mediation for Supreme Court and Court of Claims litigants, as well as for disputes among state, county, and local public officials prior to court involvement to encourage them to develop workable solutions for their differences. This is accomplished by convening the parties in confidential sessions, facilitating the negotiations, and monitoring settlement solutions until the parties have concluded their case. 

Externs assigned to this department will assist with dispute resolution education, training, rule development, pilot project assessment, and conduct research. With the parties’ permission, the externs may observe mediations. The externs will also attend Commission meeting(s) and other projects as assigned. The ideal extern would be a 2L or 3L and have an interest in dispute resolution education is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply: If you are interested in one or more of the positions available, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@sc.ohio.gov. Your cover letter should include the office you are interested in and your law school level you have completed most recently.

Deadline:  October 6, 2019

Akron Law Cares Registration and 10 Year Celebration!

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Akron Law Cares event, Saturday, September 21st from 8AM – Noon.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in Akron Law’s annual day of service. Student volunteers will earn Community Service of Limited Means hours toward the Pro Bono graduation requirement.

The day will begin with a kick-off at the School of Law (with donuts and coffee sponsored by Tim Horton’s), and then volunteers will be directed to their respective community partner sites for a morning of volunteer work and fun. This year, community partners include: Akron Zoo, Habitat for Humanity REStore, Akron/Canton Foodbank, ACCESS, Haven of Rest, Battered Women’s Shelter, Open M, Salvation Army, City of Barberton, Mobile Meals, Wheels for Change, Valor Home and Broken Chains.

Also, please plan to attend the Akron Law Cares 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, September 19th in the Common from 4-6PM. We will have food, treats, music and photos with a special guest! No RSVP required.