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2020 Summer Associates and Volunteers Announced

Posted May 13, 2020
12:13 pm

Cleveland, OH -- The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland recruited top students for its 2020 Summer Associate and Volunteer Program.

And, for the first time ever, the Program is 100% virtual - with students working remotely 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.

Many summer associates are funded through their school’s public interest law program, alumni associations, the Cleveland Foundation, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation (OAJF), the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) or through national foundations such as Equal Justice Works Summer Corp Program and Equal Justice America. The schools, students and placements include:

Baldwin Wallace University 

Hanah Walker, Paralegal Volunteer
Family Practice Group

Boston University School of Law

Tyler Winterich, Summer Associate
Economic Justice Practice Group

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Nadia Haile, Summer Associate, OAJF Justice for All Summer Clerkship/CMBA Minority Clerkship
Health and Opportunity Practice Group

Katherine Karkoska, Summer Associate
Family Practice Group

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Emily Uterhark, Summer Associate
Volunteer Lawyers Program

Claire Wieczorek, Summer Associate
Community Engagement Practice Group

Edinboro University of Graduate Studies

Caitlyn O'Connor, Social Worker Intern
Community Engagement Practice Group

The Ohio State University 

Harry Carroll, Summer Intern
Administration Practice Group with a focus on development and communications 

The University of Cincinnati College of Law 

Heather Campbell, Summer Associate
Family Practice Group

UCLA School of Law

Dylan Ford, Summer Associate
Housing Practice Group 

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Morgan Dykstra, Summer Associate
Health & Opportunity Practice Group 

Wheaton College

Thomas Erickson, Porter Cleveland Fellowship
Administration Practice Group with a focus on development and communications

Micheala Mae Flibotte, Porter Cleveland Fellowship
Administration Practice Group with a focus on development and communications

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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