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City of Lorain
Location: Department of Law, Lorain City Hall, 200 W. Erie Avenue, Lorain, OH 44052
Credits Hours: 4 or 6 Credit hour for Fall and Spring Term; 3 or 5 Credit Hours for Summer Term
Prerequisites: RCC, minimum GPA 2.50, completion of at least 29 credit hours; background investigation by the City of Lorain; and approval of site supervisor.
Attorneys working in the City of Lorain Law Department have a variety of responsibilities that include:
· Serving as legal counsel for all elected officials, directors and councilpersons of the City of Lorain
· Preparing all contracts, bonds, ordinances and written instruments in which the City of Lorain is concerned
· Responsible for prosecuting and defending all complaints, suits and controversies in which the City of Lorain is a party
· Responsible for reviewing ordinances to be considered by Lorain City Council
Student s granted a Legal Intern certificate from the Ohio Supreme Court are strongly encouraged to apply and will be allowed to represent clients in court where permitted.
A student selected for this externship will have the opportunity to work with the law director, assistant law directors and administrative assistant. The student will be given assignments and projects that assist and support the legal staff in carrying out the described responsibilities. The work will include legal research, review of documents and legal writing. The student may have the opportunity to observe depositions, pretrial conferences and court proceedings.
Students may register for 4 credits (16 hours per week) or 6 credits (24 hours per week) in the fall or spring terms; in the summer term, students may register for 3 credits (24 hours per week) or 5 credits (40 hours per week). Students in this externship also participate in an Externship Seminar conducted at the law school by the externship faculty supervisor. Graded Pass/Fail.
Interested students must contact Office of Career Planning, LB 137 in the Student Services Center,216-687-6871, firstname.lastname@example.org. An Externship application, signed by Career Planning and student, a cover letter, resume and writing sample must be submitted for consideration through Symplicity. The supervising staff at the City of Lorain will make the final selection of students.