Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

(513) 241-9400 Toll Free 1-800-582-2682

Employment

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, are dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance. Both Legal Aid organizations serve low-income residents of seven southwest Ohio counties (Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Warren). Staffed offices are located in downtown Cincinnati and in Hamilton (Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC only); we have a total staff of about 86, including 37 attorneys and 14 paralegals.  The Legal Aid Society is Southwest Ohio’s largest non-profit law firm dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance. Our attorneys represent clients in civil legal matters and work with community organizations and client groups.

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati coordinates employment and volunteer opportunities for both Legal Aid organizations.  Legal Aid offers a variety of career opportunities in entry-level and experienced positions. We employ recent law graduates and experienced lawyers, as well as client service professionals (paralegals and legal assistants), administrative, accounting, and clerical support professionals. When openings do occur, they are posted on this website.

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

and the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC

are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate

because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

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ADMINISTRATIVE & DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT – Downtown Cincinnati

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2016

For 108 years, the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati has made a difference in our community by providing free civil legal assistance to low-income families and adults to help them achieve economic security and family stability. We have an immediate need for a full-time Administrative Assistant in our Development & Communications department. The position will also support the Managing Attorney of the Children’s Practice Group. This is an opportunity to be a key contributor in a dynamic, fast-paced, goal-oriented unit which strives to generate financial resources, raise visibility and awareness of Legal Aid in the community, communicate our mission with partner agencies, funders, donors, volunteers, and clients, and support services to clients.

Position Description
• Work hours are 8:45 AM-5:15 PM, with one hour for lunch (37.5 hours/week), Monday through Friday. Occasional early evening event support is required.
• Salary is $40k+, depending on experience
• Legal Aid offers an excellent benefits package

Essential duties and responsibilities
• Provide proficient and accurate word processing to support correspondence, grant writing, and related activities, individual cases, and projects
• Maintain databases used in our fundraising, communications, and grant reporting efforts
• Track grant deadlines and follow-up with those responsible for meeting them
• Draft cover letters and assemble packets for proposals and reports
• Submit proposals to various foundations using web-based systems
• Proofread, print, copy, mail, and email newsletters, brochures, fundraising letters, campaign materials, and Annual Reports
• Maintain archive of publications and news clippings
• Schedule meetings, maintain calendars, and manage other project-related tasks
• Provide administrative support to the Director of Development and Communications and to the Managing Attorney of our Children’s Practice Group
• Provide support for occasional development events outside of regular work schedule

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
• Experience in administrative, secretarial, non-profit development and/or marketing role(s)
• Proficient in database management; experience with DonorPerfect is a plus
• Expert on Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Confidence and competence to communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of staff, clients, Board members, community leaders, court personnel, and representatives from charitable foundations
• Strong time management and organizational skills
• Able to work independently, follow-through effectively on projects, and maintain accuracy under pressure
• Must be bondable

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit all of the following:

• a cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in the position
• your resume, and
• contact information for two employment references. (Please, do not send reference letters.)

Email or FAX are the preferred methods of contact.For email submissions, please attach only Word or pdf documents.

Legal Aid Society
Attention: Administrative Assistant Hiring Committee

staffing@lascinti.org or (513) 241-0047 FAX

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2016

Please do not call. Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

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LAW CLERKS – SUMMER 2016

Deadline to apply: 03/08/2016

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC are accepting applications for summer law clerk positions. Applicants should have completed their first or second year of law school before the summer of 2016. Applicants who can obtain funding from their law school, Equal Justice Works, or other sources, are preferred.

The law clerks will perform legal research and provide other assistance to Legal Aid attorneys in their cases. In addition, all summer law clerks attend regular seminars on public interest law topics with their supervisors and other attorneys. Also our summer law clerks have numerous opportunities to observe court proceedings.

Applicants should have a strong academic record, an interest in public interest law, and good organizational and communication skills.

To apply, please send:

• a cover letter explaining the reasons for interest in the position
• a resume
• a writing sample, and
• the contact information for two professional references

Email or FAX your materials, and include “Summer Clerk Hiring Committee” in the subject line. Please attach only Word or pdf files to your email.

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
Attention: 2016 Summer Clerk Hiring

(513) 241-0047 FAX or staffing@lascinti.org

Please do not call.

Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

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Paid Internship – Legal Aid Society/Volunteer Lawyers Project

February 1, 2016

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati seeks an Intern for its Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). The VLP recruits, trains, and matches Volunteer Lawyers with Legal Aid clients.

Description and Responsibilities

The term of this position could be either through May 2017 or August 2017, with the possibility of a one-year extension.The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate who is interested in exploring legal and related social service fields before embarking on a career or further education.

The Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with Legal Aid’s public interest staff, and private attorneys who provide pro bono services to low-income clients.

The Intern will be assigned a variety of duties, including (but not limited to):

  • initial interviews with clients
  • matching clients with Volunteer Attorneys
  • writing case summaries
  • assisting the VLP Managing Attorney on the Wills Clinic project, including locating and scheduling sites, communicating with site managers, creating and disseminating Clinic flyers, maintaining client files, communicating with clients/student volunteers/pro bono attorneys, attending Clinics to provide assistance.
  • assisting with other projects, as assigned by VLP Managing Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator
  • Opening and distributing daily mail
  • accurately entering information into case management system and other recordkeeping systems
  • providing administrative and case management support to Legal Aid (20%)

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • Able to work a regular Monday-Friday schedule, with occasional Saturdays
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Competency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate who is interested in exploring legal and related social service fields before embarking on a career or further education.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours/week position, paying $10.10 per hour. The position is eligible for participation in Legal Aid’s medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, medical flexible spending plan, and transportation assistance plan.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit all of the listed items (email to staffing@lascinti.org or FAX to 513-241-0047)

  • cover letter explaining the reasons for interest in this Internship
  • resume
  • contact information for three professional references

This position will remain open until filled.  Please do not call. Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

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Staff Attorney, Full-Time

(01/21/16)

The Legal Aid Society is accepting applications for a full-time staff attorney to be based in our Hamilton, Ohio, branch office. We are especially seeking candidates interested in children’s services (GAL) practice, and experience in Attorney/GAL representation is preferred.

Qualifications

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Ohio, OR be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission before taking the February 2016 of July 2016 Ohio Bar Exam. Additional requirements include:

  • demonstrated interest in public interest law
  • strong academic record
  • excellent organization and communication skills
  • demonstrated ability to handle a demanding workload

Application Process

Applicants should note “Winter 2016 Attorney” in their subject line and send the following:

  1. cover letter explaining the reasons for interest in this position
  2. current resume
  3. contact information for two professional references
  4. writing sample

Winter 2016 Attorney Hiring Committee

staffing@lascinti.org or or (513) 241-0047 FAX

Interviews will be arranged by Employer. Please do not call.

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Client Services Specialist, Full-Time
(12/16/2015)

Open until filled.

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati seeks a Client Services Specialist for its Cincinnati office.This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week), based in our Cincinnati office.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This permanent position is in our downtown Cincinnati Intake Department, supporting the Family Law and Domestic Violence team. The position is for 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, from approximately 8:30AM – 5:00PM with one hour for lunch.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Interviewing callers and walk-ins, to obtain information about their legal issues and eligibility for Legal Aid Society services
• Routine office duties related to the intake process
• Accurately and timely entering information into Legal Aid’s case management system
• Contacting persons referred for Legal Aid services by our partner agencies
• Communicating with applicants to ensure they provide needed information and documents
• Composing summaries of case information as provided by applicants
• Performing other tasks as assigned by the Family Law Manager to assist in the processing of applications and assignment of cases
• Performing other clerical tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant will meet the following qualifications:

• Excellent customer or client service skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Able to write with high proficiency in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and organization of information
• Willingness and capacity to attend to details
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
• Ability to respond well to supervision and feedback
• Keyboard and computer competency (Microsoft Outlook and Word, in particular)

Additionally, preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to working with the low-income population of Greater Cincinnati, and a demonstrated interest in law or social services. A Bachelor’s degree, or related experience, is a plus. Professional attire (business casual) is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The rate of pay will be based on experience. The Legal Aid Society offers an excellent benefits package, and a pleasant work environment.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit all of the following:

• a cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in the position and hourly rate expected,
• your resume, and
• contact information for two employment references. (Please, do not send reference letters.)

Email or FAX are the preferred methods of contact. For email submissions, please attach only Word or pdf documents:

Legal Aid Society
Attention: Client Services Specialist Hiring Committee

staffing@lascinti.org or (513) 241-0047

Please do not call.
Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

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