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Law Students, Paralegals, and Law Graduates

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 LAWO Pro Bono Program offers valuable experience to law and paralegal students in the service of low-income individuals in need of legal assistance.

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.

Summer Associate Program

LAWO offers an opportunity for law students to spend the summer working with LAWO attorneys on cases and projects. Law Students Interested in Summer Associates positions can click the link below for more information.

2022 Summer Associate Program  

Other Volunteer Opportunities

LAWO is always interested in working with individuals willing to volunteer to assist our clients. Please contact us at to explore volunteer opportunities with LAWO.

“There is such a great need out there for legal assistance amongst low income individuals - LAWO does an incredible job filling the gap, but there always remains a great need for volunteerism amongst attorneys. I believe it is our distinct privilege as legal professionals to be able to serve in this way.”

Eden Mays

ONU Law Graduate, 2016

Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 2016