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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Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Attorney Fellowship

VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project (VAHPP)

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC (“Legal Aid”) seek an energetic and talented recent law graduate for a VAHPP Fellowship. Equal Just Works (EJW) and VISTA, in collaboration with the National Alliance of HUD tenants (NAHT), have created fellowship positions for attorneys to build the capacity of tenant associations by working with tenants of project-based U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)-assisted properties to preserve and improve their affordable housing communities. The attorney fellow will help build the capacity of tenant organizations through outreach, education, leadership development, and legal services. The fellowship is from June 2016 through May 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Attorney Fellow will:
• Provide legal representation to tenants groups and tenants in HUD subsidized rental housing.
• Conduct community legal education and outreach to tenants.
• Participate in continuing legal education and other training events for pro bono attorneys who volunteer to represent tenants.
• Work with agencies and community groups that share common interests with tenants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Fellow will have the following qualifications:
• Member of the Ohio Bar, or admitted in another state and eligible for admission on motion.
• 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 Equal Justice Works, VISTA, and the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. The Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC is the service site. 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 Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps guidelines and includes:
• Living allowance set by EJW/VISTA.
• Supplemental benefits paid for housing, relocation, professional dues, health, life & disability insurance, and retirement plan expenses.
• Upon successful completion of service AmeriCorps Legal Education Award of up to $5,775.
• Student loan forbearance during service.
• AmeriCorps funded childcare assistance.
• Professional development and training assistance.
• Participation in Equal Justice Works training opportunities and conferences, as applicable.

APPLICATION PROCESS for VAHPP Legal Fellow

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

To apply, email to staffing@lascinti.org, the following items:
1. a letter of intent,
2. resume,
3. law school transcript, and
4. contact information for three professional references

Include in the subject line: Attention: 2016 EJW / AmeriCorps Fellow Hiring Committee

Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

Please do not call.

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Legal Assistant, Hamilton, OH

Open Until Filled

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and our affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC seek a Legal Assistant for our branch office in Hamilton, Ohio.

Position Description

This position is expected to be full-time (37.5 hours per week), 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with one hour for lunch. Consideration may be given to a later start time and a work week between 30 and 37.5 hours per week.

Together with two other legal assistants, this position will provide secretarial support for a team of attorneys and guardians ad litem. Coverage of the reception desk and general office tasks are also duties of this position.

Salary and Benefits

The pay range for this position is between $16.50 – $20.50 per hour. Legal Aid offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.

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 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

Application Process for Legal Assistant (Hamilton, OH)

Please submit:
1. Cover letter explaining the reasons for interest in the position;
2. Rate of pay requested;
3. Preferred daily start time;
4. Resume; and
5. Names and telephone numbers of two work references. Please do not submit reference letters.

Email ALL of the listed items to –  Attention: Hamilton Legal Assistant Hiring Committee at staffing@lascinti.org

Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

Please do not call.

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