The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC are accepting applications for full-time attorneys. 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.
Legal Aid seeks an attorney who is interested in practicing Administrative Law in the areas of public benefits and education. This position will be split 50/50 between our Income, Work and Health and Children’s/Education Practice Groups. The attorney will represent clients with administrative agencies like the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Social Security and others. Our goal is to ensure that all eligible individuals and families get the benefits and services they need to keep them healthy and stable. This includes identifying and resolving systemic issues that keep eligible people from successfully accessing and utilizing public benefits. Legal Aid Education attorneys advocate to promote school success and stability and reduce race and disability-based disparities in education outcomes. This includes representing parents of children who need special education services or who are proposed for school disciplinary removal, and working in coordination with partners to improve school outcomes for children in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
We are especially interested in speaking to attorneys with two to five years of experience in the practice of law, but we will also consider applicants expecting to receive their law degree in 2023. This position is for our Cincinnati office. If you want to make a difference in our community through dedicated service to achieve equal justice for all, we want to hear from you.
Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Ohio or be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission or be eligible to take the summer 2023 Ohio Bar Exam. Additional requirements include:
- Interest in pursuing a public interest law career
- 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 including direct service
- Creativity and problem solving skills
- Reliable transportation to serve clients in a seven-county service area
Compensation and Benefits
Annual salary is $60,000 or more, depending on experience. Legal Aid offers an excellent benefit package, substantial training, and a collegial work environment.
Candidates must submit all of the listed items, as Word or pdf documents, attached to an email to email@example.com with the subject line “LAS064-23 Staff Attorney Hiring Committee”:
- Cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest,
- Current resume,
- Law school transcript,
- Contact information for three professional references, and
- Writing sample.
Interviews will be arranged by Employer
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.