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Position
Attorney, Legal Aid
Type
Full-time
Organization
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
Location
Cincinnati OH
Job Summary

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC are accepting applications for full-time attorneys in our Hamilton and Cincinnati offices. 

Job Description

ATTORNEY

Position Open Until Filled

            The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC are accepting applications for full-time attorneys in our Hamilton and Cincinnati offices. Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance. Legal Aid provides legal services in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in Southwest Ohio.

Position Description

            Our attorneys provide a full range of legal services to our client community. We represent clients in civil legal cases, as well as carry out advocacy for low-income groups to address poverty and equity. We participate with nonprofit agencies and other groups to improve public policy affecting low-income people. Legal Aid has four practice groups: Housing and Consumer; Income, Work, and Health; Family and Immigration - including domestic violence cases; and Children & Education. Staff attorneys usually work in two areas of practice.

            If you want to make a difference in our community through dedicated service to achieve equal justice for all, we want to hear from you. 

 

Qualifications

            Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Ohio or be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission, or be eligible to take the summer 2023 Ohio Bar Exam. Applicants expecting to receive their law degree in 2023 will be considered. Additional requirements include:

  • Demonstrated interest in public interest law
  • Experience advocating for the interests of low-income clients
  • Strong academic record
  • Excellent organization, writing, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a demanding workload
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Reliable transportation to serve clients in a seven-county service area

 

Compensation and Benefits

            Annual salary is $56,000 or more, depending on experience. Legal Aid offers an excellent benefit package, substantial training, and a good work environment.

 

Application Process

Candidates must submit all of the listed items, as Word or pdf documents, attached to an email:

  1. Cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest,
  2. Current resume,
  3. Law school transcript,
  4. Contact information for three professional references, and
  5. Writing sample.

 

Please note “Attorney Hiring LAS052-22” in subject line, and email to: staffing@lascinti.org. Please indicate if you are applying for a position in our Cincinnati or Hamilton office or if you do not have a preference.

 

Interviews will be arranged by Employer

 

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Legal Aid Society offers reasonable accommodations in the hiring and employment process.  If you need assistance, you may request an accommodation.

Thank you to our sponsors

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