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 85, 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.

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Legal Assistant – Full Time

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (Legal Aid) has an immediate need for a full-time Legal Assistant (37.5 hours/week) for its downtown Cincinnati office.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position provides secretarial support to several attorneys and/or paralegals. The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Five or more years of relevant experience
  • Comfortable interacting with Legal Aid’s applicants/clients
  • Demonstrated ability to type accurately at 70 wpm
  • Ability to prepare and organize documents and files
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Word-using styles and proper formatting
  • Experience with Outlook-using shared calendars and setting appointments
  • Experience with Excel-understands how to read and create formulas and charts
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment that is driven by project and client service
  • Ability to anticipate needs
  • Organized, accurate, attentive to detail, and positive attitude towards learning

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a legal setting.

BENEFITS AND SALARY

This is a non-exempt position. Compensation will be based on the successful applicant’s level of experience. The Legal Aid Society offers a pleasant work environment, and an excellent benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please send all of the following as Word attachments in an e-mail:

  • a brief letter explaining the reasons for interest in this position
  • salary requirement,
  • a resume, and
  • The names and contact information for two work references

Please put “Legal Assistant” in the Subject line of your e-mail.

Send your e-mail to staffing@lascinti.org. You may also fax your application to (513) 241-0047. PLEASE DO NOT CALL.

All applications will be acknowledged.
Interviews will be arranged by by the Employer.

=======================================================

Paralegal/Certified Work Incentive Counselor (CWIC)

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate (Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC) seek a full-time paralegal to work in Legal Aid’s Income, Work, and Health practice group. The Paralegal/CWIC will represent clients in administrative cases involving the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, Social Security, and other governmental agencies. This position requires a person who is, or who can become, a Certified Work Incentive Counselor (CWIC) to work on a Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) project funded by the Social Security Administration. As required by the grant, the successful applicant must be able to pass a federal background check, and complete the certification process. Preference will be given to candidates who already have their certification, and/or a background in working with people with disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor’s degree.  Prior experience as a paralegal or as an employee/advocate in a social service setting is preferred. In addition, successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Reliable transportation
BENEFITS AND SALARY

The Legal Aid Society offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits, and a pleasant work environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit the following items by email, as Word or pdf attachments to an email:

  • a brief cover letter explaining the reasons for their interest in the position,
  • a resume, and
  • the contact information for two professional references.

Please note in the subject line: “Paralegal/CWIC Hiring Committee” and email to: staffing@lascinti.org

This position is open until filled.

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

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Staff Attorney – Fall 2016

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

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/Immigration, including domestic violence cases; and Children/Education.  Staff attorneys generally work in two practice groups.

Qualifications

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Ohio, be awaiting July 2016 Ohio Bar results, or be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission before taking the next available Ohio Bar Exam.

Additional requirements include:

  • demonstrated interest in public interest law;
  • experience advocating for the interests of low-income clients;
  • strong academic record;
  • excellent organization and communication skills;
  • demonstrated ability to handle a demanding workload; and
  • ability to pass a government background check.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting annual salary is $48,500+, depending on experience. Legal Aid offers an excellent benefit package, loan repayment assistance, and a good work environment.

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following items, as Word or pdf attachments to an email:

(1) Cover letter explaining the reasons for their interest in the position,

(2) Current resume,

(3) Law school transcript,

(4) Contact information for three professional references, and

(5) Writing sample.

Applicants should note “Staff Attorney Hiring Committee” in Subject line, and email to:staffing@lascinti.org

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

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == = = = = = = = = = = = = = =