Community Legal Aid has volunteer opportunites for civic minded individuals with a passion to help bridge the justice gap. Use your unique skills and interests to make a difference in the lives of Ohio's low-income residents.

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Volunteer Opportunities for Law Students

 

Jerome L. Holub Bankruptcy Program

Help struggling families gain a fresh financial start through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Created through a partnership with the University of Akron, the Akron Bar Association, and the VLSP at Legal Aid, this program is an excellent opportunity to get hands on experience in consumer law.  Students develop professional skills as they interview clients, conduct research, assist in document collection, and observe a 341 hearing.

Summer Interns

Use your passion for justice to help clients facing civil legal matters. Summer interns assist staff attorneys and legal teams. This is a minimum 10 week program aimed at exposing students to a variety of subject matter and experiences. Interns have the opportunity to further their professional development by attending free CLE classes. A"brown-bag" lunch series introduces interns to a number of legal professionals, helping establish a local network of support.

Applications for the 2017 Summer Intern Program are now being accepted.

Learn More About the Summer Intern Program

 

Internships for Non-Legal Students

Periodically, Community Legal Aid offers unpaid internships for students in programs outside of law school. These could include communications and marketing, finance and business, or administrative and non-profit management. Current openings are listed below.

Fundraising, Grantwriting, Development Internship

Communications, Marketing, PR Internship

 

Opportunities for Other Community Members

Paralegals

Assist staff and volunteer attorneys on a variety of case matters.

Community Members

Legal Aid appreciates the support of local community members who desire to assist us in our mission to provide civil legal services to those who may not otherwise have access to the help they need. Service opportunities include office support, event coordination, resource development, program marketing and more.

 

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