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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Law Clerks – Summer 2017

Application Deadline: 03/03/2017

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC (“Legal Aid”) are accepting applications for summer law clerk positions.  Applicants should have completed their first or second year of law school before the summer of 2017.  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. Our summer law clerks will 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

Please email all requested items (attach only Word or pdf files to your email) to:

Legal Aid Society

Subject Line: 2017 Summer Clerk Hiring Committee

staffing@lascinti.org

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017

Please do not call. 

Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

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Staff Attorney, Winter 2017

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (“Legal Aid”) is accepting staff attorney applications for full-time positions 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, planning to sit for the February 2017 Ohio Bar exam, or be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission.

Additional requirements include:

  • demonstrated interest in public interest law;
  • experience advocating for the interests of low-income clients;
  • strong academic record;
  • excellent organization, writing, 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.

Please note “Staff Attorney Hiring Committee” in subject line, and email to:staffing@lascinti.org

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

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