ATTORNEY - Hamilton, Ohio
Position open until filled
The Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio (LASSO) is accepting applications for full-time attorneys to join our Hamilton, Ohio office. Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance. Legal Aid provides legal services in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in Southwest Ohio.
LASSO is an affiliate of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. We represent clients in civil legal cases. We participate with nonprofit agencies and other groups to improve systems and policies affecting low-income people. Legal Aid has four practice groups: Housing and Consumer; Income, Work, and Health; Family and Immigration; and Children & Education. Staff attorneys usually work in two areas of practice. This position would be located in our Hamilton office, representing clients in family law matters such as divorce, custody and civil protection orders, and representing children in the role of Attorney/GAL.
If you want to make a difference in our community through dedicated service to our most vulnerable neighbors, we want to hear from you!
Compensation and Benefits
Annual salary is $60,000 or more, depending upon experience. Legal Aid offers an excellent benefit package, generous paid leave, substantial training, and a collegial work environment.
Priority will be given to applicants who are already admitted to practice law in Ohio or are licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission, or otherwise intend to become eligible to practice in Ohio. The successful candidate will have:
- Strong academic record
- Excellent organization, writing, and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to handle a demanding workload that involves a significant
- amount of litigation
- Creativity and problem solving skills
- Reliable transportation to serve clients in a multi-county service area
- Prior experience advocating for low-income clients preferred, but not required
Applicants should note “Hamilton Attorney LAS056-23” in subject line and email to firstname.lastname@example.org the following items:
- Cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest,
- Current resume,
- Law school transcript,
- Contact information for three professional references, and
- Writing sample.
The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Legal Aid Society offers reasonable accommodations in the hiring and employment process. If you need assistance, you may request an accommodation.