The Jerome L Holub Pro Bono Bankruptcy Program

The Jerome L. Holub Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project is a collaborative project between the Akron Bar Association, Community Legal Aid, and The University of Akron School of Law.  Students will receive substantive training on bankruptcy law and get hands-on experience in preparing case files for simple no-asset Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petitions.  Law students are responsible for conducting telephone interviews to gather information and for completing any necessary follow up research and document drafting as directed by an attorney.  Law students meet with clients one on one to gather required documents and to build a Chapter 7 bankruptcy file.  Students are given an opportunity to attend a 341 Hearing.  Students are provided with training on Best Case bankruptcy software and, whenever possible, given an opportunity to prepare a bankruptcy petition for filing. The Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) is a program at Community Legal Aid that works with private attorneys willing to donate their time and talent to Legal Aid clients for little or no fee. If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please contact Cindy Adair at the Volunteer Legal Services Program at or 330-983-2534.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or would like additional information, please contact Professor Joann Sahl in the legal clinic: or 330-972-7189