Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network

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Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network

Office of Legal Affairs


Location: 14701 Detroit Ave., Suite 620, Lakewood, OH, 44107

Credits: 4 or 6 Credit Hours for Fall or Spring Term; 3 or 5 Credit Hours for Summer Term

Prerequisites: RCC, minimum GPA 2.50, completion of at least 29 credit hours, and approval of site supervisor

This externship placement at the Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network is available fall, spring and summer semesters.  The Director of Legal Affairs provides legal counsel to the corporate office and all Eliza Jennings senior care facilities and service operations.

Externs will be exposed to the wide variety of matters handled on a daily basis by General Counsel at the corporate office of the senior care provider, which operates multiple facilities on the west side of Cleveland.  Students can expect to conduct legal research , review contracts, prepare legal memoranda, draft legal correspondence and briefs, assist with litigation management and regulatory compliance activities, and gain exposure to the day-to-day activities of general counsel, with particular emphasis on labor, employment and health care law issues.

 Students also will have the opportunity to interact with network employees, participate in the risk management process and the policy development and review process and also will be introduced to issues particular to unionized workforce.

Students with an interest in pursuing a career as in-house counsel or in nonprofit, labor, employment and health care law will find this experience to be a great introduction to these areas of practice.

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, career@law.csuohio.edu.  An Externship Application, signed by Career Planning and student. a resume and writing sample must be submitted for consideration through Symplicity.  The Director of Legal Affairs for The Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network will make the final selection of students following an interview process.