The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland recruited top students for its 2021 Summer Associate and Volunteer Program.
As in 2020, students will work remote on important projects focused on Legal Aid's mission. Legal Aid attorneys mentor the summer staff on issues of poverty law. The structured program includes trainings on substantive law, public interest work, and basics of legal practice. Students learn how to interview clients, draft court pleadings, research relevant legal issues and observe hearings and trials. Other students gain experience in community outreach, social work, development and public relations.
Three students from CSU C|M|LAW will participate:
Family Practice Group
OAJF Justice for All Summer Clerkship/CMBA Minority Clerkship
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Health and Opportunity Practice Group
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland provides high-quality free legal assistance to low income clients in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain and Geauga counties. Legal Aid’s mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions. Founded in 1905, it is the fifth oldest organization of its kind in the U.S. Read Fulll Release