SMART - Transportation Division

Cleveland area (North Olmsted), OH

This is the 2020 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (“SMART – TD”), is a non-profit, unincorporated labor organization, and is the largest railroad operating union in North America. Widely recognized as the leader among transportation labor unions, the Transportation Division of SMART (“SMART – TD”), sets the pace in national and state legislative activity, collective bargaining, and effort to improve safety and working conditions in the rail, bus, transit, and airline industries. SMART – TD’s Legal Department represents the union officers in all phases of labor and employment law as well as legislative matters. Our practice is unique in that we handle most litigation in-house.

Working directly with our attorneys in North Olmsted, Ohio, the Peggy Browning Fellow will be exposed to a wide range of legal issues and matters, and actively participate in various facets of the judicial, administrative, and legislative process. Specific duties may include researching labor and employment issues; reviewing discovery documents; preparing complaints and statement of facts; assisting with motion and trial prep; communicating with court personnel, opposing counsel, and various Union officers and members; and drafting motions and supporting legal memoranda.

We will encourage the Fellow to take part in AFL-CIO programs that may be available. The Fellow will also be expected to attend Officer Education meeting.

2L students preferred but will consider 1L. Preference given to local students who can stay on for the fall and spring semesters.

In addition to the basic application requirements (cover letter, application form, essays, resume), applicants for this fellowship must also submit a transcript, class rank and writing sample.

The stipend for this fellowship will be $19.75/hour, paid via regular payroll. Summer students at this organization typically work 40 hours/week.

Address cover letter to:

Kevin Brodar, General Counsel
24950 Country Club Blvd., #340
North Olmsted, OH 44070