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2023 Summer Associates and Volunteers Announced

Posted March 13, 2023
10:55 am

Cleveland, OH -- The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland recruited top candidates for its 2023 Summer Associate and Volunteer Program.

Summer associates and volunteers will work on-site at Legal Aid offices, and are mentored by Legal Aid attorneys 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.

The schools, students, volunteers, and placements include:

Case Western Reserve University School of Law 

Heavenly Aguilar
Summer Associate
Family Practice Group

Maya Kapur
Summer Associate
supported by the CMBA Minority Clerkship Program 
Community Engagement Practice Group

Cleveland State University College of Law

Nida Imam
Summer Associate
Health and Opportunity Practice Group

Allison Younger
Summer Associate
supported by the Fred Ball Fund at the Cleveland Foundation
Housing Practice Group

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Bilal Mozaffar
Summer Associate
Economic Justice Practice Group

University of Toledo College of Law

Brandon Delia
Summer Associate
Intake – Bankruptcy Project

Wheaton College

Olivia Payne
Porter Cleveland Fellow
Development & Communications Group

Michellet Rojas-Brand
Porter Cleveland Fellow
Development & Communications Group


The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's mission is to secure justice, equity, and access to opportunity for and with people who have low incomes through passionate legal representation and advocacy for systemic change. Founded in 1905, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is the fifth-oldest legal aid society in the world and serves five counties in Northeast Ohio - Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain. Learn more by reviewing the highlights from Legal Aid's current Strategic Plan.

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