Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

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

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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 Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in Southwest Ohio.Staffed offices are located in downtown Cincinnati and in Hamilton (Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC only).

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. They 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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Legal Secretary (Part-Time)

Deadline to apply: 09/30/2014

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, and affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, seek a part-time secretary for our branch office in Hamilton, Ohio. Legal Aid has two offices with a staff of about 90 (including 35 attorneys and 15 paralegals) and serves low-income persons in seven southwest Ohio counties. 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.

Position Description

This is a part-time position, 27.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, in our office in downtown Hamilton. Together with two other legal secretaries, this position will provide secretarial support for a team of attorneys and guardians ad litem.

Required Qualifications

A minimum of three years of secretarial experience. Preference will be given to candidates with legal secretarial experience, especially in the area of family law.
• Excellent people skills
• Ability to be an effective team player and be able to work independently
• Ability to accurately type 70 words per minute
• Experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Demonstrated ability as a fast learner who is organized, accurate, and attentive to detail

The pay rate for this position starts at $15.50 per hour, depending on experience. This part-time position is eligible for medical and dental insurance and other benefits, on a prorated basis.

Application Process

To apply, please submit:

1. cover letter explaining the reasons for interest in the position;
2. rate of pay required;
3. resume; and
4. the names and telephone numbers of two work references. (Please do not submit reference letters.)

 

Send the listed items by email or fax to:

Legal Secretary Hiring Committee
Legal Aid Society

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

Application Deadline: 09/30/2014

No calls, please.

All applications will be acknowledged.

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STAFF ATTORNEY – FALL 2014

REVISED 09/04/2014

Position open until filled.

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (“Legal Aid Society”) is accepting applications for a staff attorney position. This is a full-time position based in our Hamilton office.

Description of Position

Our attorneys represent clients in civil legal matters and work with community organizations and client groups. Legal Aid has four practice groups: Housing and Consumer; Income, Work, and Health; Family Law, including domestic violence cases; and Children’s Advocacy, including acting as guardian ad litem in children’s services cases in Butler County. We are especially seeking candidates interested in family law and children’s services (GAL) practice.

Qualifications

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Ohio, or be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission before taking the next Ohio Bar Exam (February 2015), or have taken the July 2014 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.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting annual salary is $44,500+, depending on experience. Legal Aid offers an excellent benefit package, loan repayment assistance, and a good work environment.

Application Process

Applicants should note “Fall 2014 Attorney” in Subject line, and send by email or fax:

  1. cover letter explaining the reasons for their interest in the position
  2. current resume,
  3. contact information for two professional references, and
  4. writing sample, to:
Fall 2014 Attorney Hiring Committee
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
staffing@lascinti.org or FAX (513) 241-0047

Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

Please do not call.

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LISC AmeriCorps Service Description
Full-Time Member Position
October 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015

Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Neighborhood Housing Assistant.

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati provides a full range of civil legal services for low-income people in seven southwest Ohio counties. In 1908, when it was founded, Cincinnati’s Legal Aid was at the forefront of the nascent legal aid movement. Today it is a recognized leader in the national legal services community. Legal Aid helps individuals resolve civil legal problems that are barriers to a stable life and economic self-sufficiency. Legal Aid also works collaboratively and in partnership with other nonprofits and government agencies on issues and projects that have community-wide impact. Each year Legal Aid responds to approximately 30,000 requests for assistance, resulting in 6,000 new cases opened by Legal Aid attorneys and pro bono attorneys working through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Legal Aid has four practice areas: Housing & Consumer; Education & Children; Family & Immigration; and Income, Work & Health.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

The LISC AmeriCorps Member at the Legal Aid Society will serve as Neighborhood Housing Assistant on the Neighborhood Stabilization Project. The Member will be based in the Cincinnati office and assigned full-time to the Neighborhood Stabilization Project of Legal Aid’s Housing and Consumer Practice Group. The Member will serve a minimum of 1,700 hours beginning on October 1, 2014 and ending on July 31, 2015.

The member selected to serve in this capacity will:
• Work with Legal Aid professional staff in housing and community development to counsel homeowners who are threatened with foreclosure to assist them to save their homes.
• Assist tenants whose housing is adversely affected by the current housing crisis.
• Provide assistance to individual homeowners and tenants under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys.
• Be assigned additional work in community development, with a focus on vacant blighted buildings.
• Interview persons seeking assistance from Legal Aid to avoid foreclosure
• Assist/counsel individual homeowners who are threatened with foreclosure and assist tenants whose housing is adversely affected by the current housing crisis.

The Member will be assigned two clients (cases) per week, on average. The Member will assist 80 homeowners and tenants, and achieve positive outcomes in 80% of the cases. Additionally, the Member will meet regularly with his/her supervisor for case reviews, and will attend team meetings, and participate in appropriate in-house trainings.

Members will also be expected to fully participate as part of the LISC AmeriCorps team. LISC-sponsored activities include:

  •  Attend a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2015. This conference is coordinated by the national LISC AmeriCorps staff;
  •  Attend all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participate in a minimum of six nationally sponsored webinars;
  •  Engage in every-other-month affinity groups to discuss topics related to the member’s service; and,
  •  Active participation in two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week).

As this is an AmeriCorps position, neither LISC nor the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

Desired Skills

  •  Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  •  Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  •  Computer skills
  •  Good written and oral communication skills
  •  Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required

Program Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  •  Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  •  Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no age limit)
  •  Have status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status
  •  Be eligible to earn an education award and not be barred from performing a term of service
  •  Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time and within that time period complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service
  •  Be available for service from October 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,645 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000.The stipend is paid in 20 equal checks twice a month. Direct deposit is available and highly encouraged. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements. This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Resumes should be sent to:

Kate McInerney, Assistant Program Officer
LISC Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
kmcinerney@lisc.org     (513) 723-2116

Please put “AmeriCorps applicant” in the subject line of your email.

LISC & the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.

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