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Externships and In-House Volunteers

During the coronavirus pandemic, Legal Aid continues its in-house volunteer program, but all work is remote.

Interested in an in-house experience or externship?  Click link above to submit an inquiry.  As the application process opens we will email you with directions on how to apply.  Requests for applications will also be posted on our jobs page.

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.

In-house volunteers at Legal Aid work closely with Legal Aid staff attorneys to assist directly on client cases or to work on special projects. They are embedded in one of Legal Aid’s practice groups: Family, Economic Justice, Health & Opportunity, Housing, Volunteer Lawyers Program, or Community Engagement.

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.


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