Law student, paralegal, law graduate, and paralegal student volunteers bring valuable support to attorney volunteers and to Legal Aid as a whole. Working in partnership with local law schools and universities, the Volunteer Lawyers Program offers valuable experience to law and paralegal students while in the service of low-income individuals in need of legal assistance.
In-house volunteer opportunities exist for people in any of the 5 counties served by Legal Aid: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain. In-house volunteer positions typically open in January, May and August, and require a minimum 12 hour a week, 12-week commitment.
Requirements for volunteering with Legal Aid include a commitment to helping low-income persons; excellent communication skills; an ability to work independently and with a team; and respect for people of diverse cultures and communities. Additional requirements include a proficiency in MS Office 365; attention to detail; and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
Law students interested in Summer Associate positions, click here for information.