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 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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PARALEGAL, FULL-TIME

07/08/2014

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC seek a paralegal to work in the Income, Work, and Health practice group. The Legal Aid Society serves Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in southwest Ohio, with a staff of about 90, including 33 attorneys and 15 paralegals. Legal Aid is southwest Ohio’s largest non-profit law firm dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will represent clients in administrative cases involving the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, and other governmental agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Excellent organizational skills
• Reliable transportation

Also, prior experience as a paralegal or as an employee/advocate in a social service setting is preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The Legal Aid Society offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a pleasant work environment. This is a full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Send via email or fax, all items listed below. Note: Subject line should reference “Paralegal Hiring Committee.”

1. brief cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in the position and salary requirement;
2. resume; and
3. contact information for two professional references

Paralegal Hiring Committee
Legal Aid Society

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

This position is open until filled.

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

 

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Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Attorney Fellowship

06/27/2014

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati seeks an energetic and talented recent law graduate (2013 or 2014) for an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Fellowship. Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps have partnered together to provide the new Veterans Legal Corps Fellowship opportunity to address the legal needs of veterans and military families across the nation. The Veteran Legal Corps (VLC) Fellow will provide civil legal assistance to veterans and military families. The VLC is funded in Ohio by CNCS AmeriCorps and Equal Justice Works, and the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation.

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, serve Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in Southwest Ohio, with a staff of about 90, including 33 attorneys and 15 paralegals. Legal Aid is southwest Ohio’s largest non-profit law firm dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance.

RESPONSIBILTIES

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow will:
• Provide legal representation to veterans and household members who have legal problems, involving housing, consumer debt, employment, and government benefits. Representation of clients will include litigation and administrative hearings.
• Conduct community legal education and outreach to veterans throughout Legal Aid’s seven-county service area in Southwest Ohio.
• Participate in continuing legal education and other training events for pro bono attorneys who volunteer to assist veterans.
• Work with agencies that provide services and counseling to veterans.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps VLC Fellow will have the following qualifications:

• Member of the Ohio Bar, admitted in another state and eligible for admission on motion, or taking the July 2014 Ohio Bar Exam.
• Experience assisting low-income individuals.
• Excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills.
• Proven ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
• Ability to participate in public outreach events and experience in public speaking.
• Strong track record of professionalism and responsibility.

FUNDING AND COMPENSATION

This position is funded by AmeriCorps, Equal Justice Works, and the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF). The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati is the service site. Advocates for Basic Equality, a legal services office in Northwest Ohio, is the AmeriCorps/EJW host for Ohio legal services programs. Based on Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps guidelines, the term of service will begin in August or September of 2014 for one year (with a possible one-year renewal). This position requires completion of NSOPR, state(s), and FBI Fingerprint criminal background checks, as well as compliance with all CNCS Federal Regulations throughout the fellowship program.

 

Compensation for this position is set at $44,200, and includes:
• Living allowance of $24,200
• Supplemental benefits of up to $20,000 for housing, student loans, relocation, professional dues, life & disability insurance, and retirement plan expenses.

 

Additional Benefits
• $5,550 AmeriCorps Legal Education Award upon successful completion of service
• AmeriCorps provided childcare assistance
• Professional development and training assistance
• Student loan forbearance during service and interest accrual payment for eligible loans upon successful completion of service
• Participation in Equal Justice Works training opportunities and conferences, as applicable
• Fringe benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx), disability insurance, and life insurance.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

This position is open until filled. Legal Aid will act on applications on a rolling basis.

To apply, send by email or fax:

  1. a letter of intent,
  2. 2. resume,
  3. 3. law school transcript, and
  4. 4. contact information for three professional references, to:

2014 EJW/AmeriCorps Fellow Hiring Committee
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Send all requested items via email to staffing@lascinti.org or via FAX to (513) 241-0047

Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interviews will be arranged by Employer.
Please do not call.