Community Legal Aid has many opportunities for dedicated, hard-working, and public-interest minded law students looking to serve their community.
How to Get Involved
To get involved, fill out the Volunteer Application and return it by e-mail, fax (866-978-1690), or mail (Volunteer Legal Services Program, 50 South Main St., Ste. 800, Akron, OH 44308). Please call (330) 983-2695 with questions or to inquire about specific opportunities
Jerome L. Holub Bankruptcy Project
Low income families often have fragile budgets with little or no room for medical care or car repairs. Bankruptcy may be necessary to stabilize the family after the unexpected happens. In collaboration with the Akron Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Consumer Law Section, VLSP developed the Jerome L. Holub Bankruptcy Project to provide pro bono assistance for simple, no asset bankruptcies in Summit County.
Law Students involved with this program assist in interviewing potential clients, gathering informal discovery, drafting advice letters, conducting legal research, meeting with clients and developing client files prior to referral to private attorneys. Students also have the opportunity to prepare bankruptcy petitions and attend 341 hearings. This is an ongoing opportunity with rolling applications.
Summer Intern Program
Summer Interns are expected to work unpaid for at least 10 weeks and may work up to 13 weeks.