Law

Volunteer Opportunities

At Cincinnati Law, your service matters. Since 1997, Cincinnati Law students have provided almost 10,000 hours of law-related service in the Greater Cincinnati community.

In addition, if you perform 15 or more hours of volunteer legal work, you will receive an official notation on your transcript. By volunteering, you fill a void that would otherwise exist in our community and help extend the impact of many organizations that make an impact in our region. At the same time, you'll gain hands-on experience conveying legal concepts to the public as well as developing client relations skills.

Cincinnati Law's Center for Professional Development can help facilitate your volunteer efforts. Check out the list below for a sampling of the organizations where Cincinnati Law students like you can provide assistance and make an impact. Contact the Center for Professional Development at cpdlaw@uc.edu.

Organizations

Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio – Legal Immigration Services Department

For more information, contact aherre@ccswoh.org.

Children's Law Center

Visit the Children's Law Center website for more information.
For volunteer opportunities, contact Acena Beck.

Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center

Visit the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center website for more information.
For volunteer opportunities, contact Brenna Grayson.

Cincinnati Youth Court

For more information, contact Katherine Miltner.

Citizen Foster Care Review Board

For more information and volunteer opportunities, contact Brandon Craig.

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (H.O.M.E.)

Visit their Housing Opportunities Made Equal's website for additional information.
For volunteer opportunities, contact Elizabeth Brown.

Law Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender—Guardian ad Litem Division

Note: the organization accepts volunteer inquiries from current Cincinnati Law students only.

For more information and volunteer opportunities, contact Klarysa Benge.

The Lighthouse Youth Services

Visit Lighthouse Youth Services' website for additional information.
For volunteer opportunities, contact Gregory Bingham.

Ohio Justice & Policy Center

For more information, visit the Ohio Justice & Policy Center's website.
For volunteer opportunities, contact Stephen Johnson Grove.

ProKids

Visit ProKids' website for additional information. Thirty hours of training is required.
For volunteer opportunities, contact Tracy Cook.

Pro Seniors, Inc.

Additional information available on Pro Seniors, Inc.'s website.
For volunteer opportunities, contact Gail Webb.

Tenant Information Project (TIP)

For additional information about the Tenant Information Project (TIP), visit our Student Organizations page.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

To contact a student leader and learn more, click here.

Volunteer Lawyers Project

 

Women Helping Women

Visit Women Helping Women's website for additional information.
For volunteer opportunities, contact their volunteer coordinator at: 513-977-5550.

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Community Services

For volunteer opportunities, contact Rebecca Kelley.

Make a Difference While Interviewing

You can support legal services for underrepresented populations while you travel to interview for jobs. Yes, it's true. When you are called back for an interview (because of course you will be called back for an interview), choose to stay with friends or family instead of a hotel, then ask your prospective employer to donate the lodging cost to the Public Interest Law Group (PILG). See Cincinnati Law's Public Service Coordinator & Counselor to learn how you can make a difference.