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 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: March 2, 2015
Interviews will be arranged by Employer.
Please do not call.