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2021 Summer Associates and Volunteers Announced


Posted March 26, 2021
8:28 am


Cleveland, OH -- 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.

The schools, students and placements include:

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Erykah Gandy
Summer Associate
Family Practice Group

Nasir Martin
OAJF Justice for All Summer Clerkship/CMBA Minority Clerkship
Volunteer Lawyers Program

Molly Schmidt
Summer Associate
Health and Opportunity Practice Group

The Ohio State University 

Komal Hans
Summer Associate
Community Engagement Practice Group

University of Akron School of Law

Cristina Jamba
Summer Associate
Economic Justice Practice Group

West Virginia University College of Law

Hunter Butkovic
Summer Associate
Housing Practice Group

Wheaton College

Erica Drufva
Porter Cleveland Fellow
Development & Communications Group

Sanjana Kulkarni
Porter Cleveland Fellow
Development & Communications 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.

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