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.

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Fellowship Sponsorship – Staff Attorney 2016-2018

Revised deadline for applications: August 7, 2015

 The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC (“Legal Aid Society”), seek to sponsor candidates for Fellowships for 2016-2018.

Candidates for Fellowships are encouraged to bring forward proposals for work in an area of interest such as advocacy for victims of domestic violence, children’s issues, social welfare policy, or housing and community development. Legal Aid has worked successfully with public interest fellows over the years. Recently we had several public interest fellows including Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and the Brooks Consumer Law Fellowship. In addition, we are interested in Fellowships funded by law schools, law firms, and foundations. Our intention is to continue the work started in each Fellowship and to have Fellows remain with the program after the Fellowship period. Legal Aid has a long and successful commitment to furthering the professional development of its staff.

Successful candidates will have a strong interest in civil legal services or public interest law, strong academic records, excellent organization and communication skills, and the demonstrated ability to handle a demanding workload. Successful candidates for 2016-2018 must be eligible to take the Ohio Bar Exam in the Summer of 2016. Applicants who are admitted to practice law in Ohio, or who are licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission before taking the Ohio Bar Exam, will also be considered.

We are currently evaluating candidates and will continue to accept applications until August 7, 2015. The salary will be as provided by the Fellowship program. The Legal Aid Society offers an excellent benefit package.

To apply, please submit:

• a cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in a Fellowship,
• your resume,
• law school transcript
• a writing sample, and
• the contact information for three professional references.

Send by email or fax to:
Fellowship Sponsorship Hiring Committee, Legal Aid Society

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

Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

No calls, please.

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Paralegal, Full-Time

Position open until filled.

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate (Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC) (“Legal Aid Society”) seek a full-time (40 hours/week) paralegal to work in our Cincinnati office.  The successful candidate will be assigned to our Income, Work, and Health practice group to represent clients in administrative cases involving the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, the Social Security Administration, and other government agencies.

The Legal Aid Society offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits, and a pleasant work environment. The rate of pay is dependent on experience.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree. Prior experience as a paralegal or an employee/advocate in a social service setting is preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• The demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Reliable transportation.

Application Process

Please submit each of the following items:

• cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in this position;
• rate of pay requested;
• resume; and
• the contact information for two professional references. (No reference letters, please.)

Send by email or fax to:
Paralegal Hiring Committee, Legal Aid Society

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

Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

No calls, please.

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Legal Secretary (Part-Time)

Deadline to apply: July 30, 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. Legal Aid has two offices with a staff of 86 (including 36 attorneys and 14 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, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, in our office in downtown Hamilton. Together with two other legal secretaries, this position provides 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 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: July 30, 2015

No calls, please.

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