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).  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. 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: 03/06/2015

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.

Position Description
This is a part-time position, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 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 rate of pay is dependent 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 each of the following items:
1. cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in this position;
2. rate of pay requested;
3. resume; and
4. the names and telephone numbers of two work references (please do not submit reference letters).

Send by email or fax to:

Legal Secretary Hiring Committee, Legal Aid Society

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

Application Deadline: 03/06/2015

No calls, please.
All applications will be acknowledged.

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Family Law Clerk – 2015 – 2016

Application Deadline: 03/10/2015

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (including its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC,) is accepting applications from law students who will have completed their second year before summer 2015. The Family Law Clerk will be dedicated to assisting with the Volunteer Lawyer Project’s Uncontested Divorce Clinic.

The Legal Aid Society serves Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in Southwest Ohio. We have two offices (downtown Cincinnati and Hamilton, Ohio) and total staff of about 86, including 36 attorneys and 14 paralegals. Our attorneys represent individual clients in civil legal matters and work with community organizations and client groups.

Although this position begins in the summer of 2015, the expectation is that the successful candidate(s) will continue to work during both semesters of their academic year. The summer schedule will be 40 hours per week for ten weeks. Applicants are encouraged to obtain additional funding from their law school, Equal Justice Works, or other sources.

The successful candidate(s) will gain experience in research and writing, court running, and case management. Summer Divorce Clinic Law Clerk(s) will be designated project leaders during the 3rd year of law school. They will “co-counsel” every case in their clinic, completing tasks on all cases as they arise. Each day in the office, the law clerk will document what has been done and what needs to be done by the next student who will be in. This is based on the successful model of the UC/Legal Aid CPO clinic.

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 are the preferred methods of submission. Please include “Family Law Clerk 2015-2016” in the subject line. Also, for email submissions, please attach one pdf file with all required items included. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
Attention: Family Law Clerk 2015-2016 Hiring

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

Application Deadline: 03/10/2015

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

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Law Clerks – Summer 2015

Application Deadline: 03/02/2015

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC) is accepting applications for summer law clerk positions. Applicants should have completed their first or second year of law school before the summer of 2015. Applicants who can obtain funding from their law school, Equal Justice Works, or other sources, are preferred.

The Legal Aid Society serves Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in Southwest Ohio. We have two offices (downtown Cincinnati and Hamilton, Ohio) and total staff of about 86, including 37 attorneys and 15 paralegals. Our attorneys represent individual clients in civil legal matters and work with community organizations and client groups.

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 “2015 Summer Clerk” in the subject line. Please attach only Word or pdf files to your email.

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

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

Application deadline: March 2, 2015

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