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2022 Summer Associates and Volunteers Announced

Posted April 1, 2022
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Cleveland, OH -- The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland recruited top candidates for its 2022 Summer Associate and Volunteer Program.

For the first time since 2019, summer associates and volunteers will work on-site at Legal Aid offices.  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, volunteers, and placements include:

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Nicholas Elrad
Summer Associate
Housing Practice Group

Paul Hergenroeder
Summer Associate
Health and Opportunity Practice Group

Abigail McCoy
Summer Associate
Community Engagement Practice Group

Case Western Reserve University School of Law 

Kayla Briskey
Summer Associate
supported by the Ball Fund at the Cleveland Foundation
Housing Practice Group

Magda Phillips
Summer Associate
Economic Justice Practice Group

Stetson University School of Law

Hanah Walker
Summer Associate
Family Law Practice Group

University of Akron School of Law

Royce Johnson
Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Justice for All Summer Clerk
Intake and Volunteer Lawyers Program Group

Wheaton College

Malavika Khaitan
Porter Cleveland Fellow
Development & Communications Group

Summer Volunteers

Morgan Dobos
Tenille Kaus
Lee Wang
Economic Justice Group

Zoe Ellenbogen
Housing Group

Aleeta Cowan
Allison Kreiner
Health and Opportunity Group

Shirley Banks
Jasmine Cuenca
Community Engagement Group

Michael Durnwald
Elyria Office

Ava Kaufman
Irene Meyerhoefer
Development and Communications

Linda Alberty
Paul Binder
Patrick DePace
Mark Dobbins
James King
John Kirn
Gerry Meader
Arthur Smialek
ACT 2 pro bono attorneys - Volunteer Lawyers Program

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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