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Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court - Magistrate
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:
Must possess a Law Degree. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and in good standing at time of application for position. Minimum of five years in the practice of family law issues or equivalent experience. 
 
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 
 
40 credit hours of continuing legal education every two years, 10 of these hours must be Judicial College credits.
 
 
JOB DUTIES:
 
Conduct trials and motion hearings pursuant to Rule 53, Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure. Issue orders regarding discovery, case scheduling and related pre-trial matters.  Set parenting time, temporary custody and support pursuant to 75(N) Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure. Issue written decisions supported by findings of facts and conclusions of law regarding valuation and division of marital property and all other matters except permanent custody.  Receive evidence and issue ex parte civil protection orders providing protection from domestic violence and issue vacate orders. Receive evidence and conduct full hearings requiring the issuance of decisions with findings of fact, providing relief limited to civil protection from domestic violence. Receive evidence and conduct hearings related to Motions to Modify DV/CPOs and Motions to Terminate DV/CPOs and issue orders or decisions relative to the same all being heard and decided pursuant to O.R.C. 3113.31.
 
Review Agreed Entries and Shared Parenting Plans for signature or return for corrections.  Substitutes for judges when requested to hear and render decision for uncontested Complaints for Divorce.  Hear final merit hearings on Petitions for Dissolution of Marriage.  Research law to substantiate decisions and remain current regarding changes in statutory and case law.  Utilize alternative technology for court appearances and hearings.  Assist other court personnel in the development of court rules, forms and procedures related to their specific area of responsibility.  Participate in programs designated to educate the public and litigants regarding court procedures and the court experience.
 
Perform duties of co-workers as the workload dictates in order to maintain the standards and integrity of the court.
 
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS (may be developed after employment)
 
Knowledge of:   Child support statutes and regulations relating to the setting, modification and termination of child and medical support orders; domestic violence statutes and application to requests for protection; rules of civil and trial procedure, rules of evidence, Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, Judicial Canons; case law regarding property division, child and spousal support, contempt, domestic violence and interpretation of decrees, agreements and previous decisions.  Applicable procedures and practices of the Court of Domestic Relations; including familiarity with the Local Rules of Practice, the Court’s personnel policies, proper courtroom etiquette, and basic computer and office equipment skills.
 
Ability to:   Conduct trials and hearings, interpret statutory and case law relating to property division and all other domestic relations matters except permanent custody.  Communicate with attorneys, the general public,
employees and Court officials in an effective and courteous manner; work under pressure and maintain composure in dealing with potentially irate and hostile litigants; accept constructive criticism and direction; must be professional at all times and work cooperatively with all other departments within the Court and persons from other courts, agencies and providers; maintain regular attendance, proper dress and a positive attitude; treat litigants and counsel with respect and dignity.
 
Skill in:   Communicating with staff and others, both orally and in written form, operating basic office machines, operations of Windows based computer system, and courteous telephone etiquette.  Completing tasks timely and free from excessive and or recurring mistakes.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
Work may involve significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, stooping, crouching and reaching with hands and arms.  Ability to transfer up to 25 pounds.  Ability to sit continuously at a computer terminal for periods up to three hours.  Ability to reach into file drawers in standard four drawer file cabinets.  Visual ability sufficient to effectively operate a copier, facsimile machine and a computer terminal, and to read reports, correspondence and instructions.  Hearing ability sufficient to converse with other individuals, both in person and by telephone.  Speaking ability sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person and by telephone.
 
Salary Range:  $72,000-$75,000 
 
Deadline to Apply: April 20, 2021
Please apply here
Cincinnati Bar Association - Assistant Counsel (Part-Time)

The Cincinnati Bar Association, a non-profit professional organization serving attorneys in Greater Cincinnati, is seeking an Assistant Counsel. This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week.

The Assistant Counsel will report to the General Counsel. This individual will work with CBA members on several committees to investigate grievance and unauthorized practice of law complaints and conduct character and fitness review for bar applicants. The position offers an opportunity to work with CBA member attorneys, regulatory boards of the Ohio Supreme Court and members of the public. Through its Appointed Committees, the CBA assists the Supreme Court of Ohio in overseeing the practice of law and participates in one of the most comprehensive disciplinary systems in the nation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the investigation of grievance and unauthorized practice of law complaints

  • Provide ethical advice and guidance to attorneys

  • Recruit and support volunteer attorney committee members

  • Manage intake of grievance complaints and inquiries from the public

  • Legal research and writing

  • Contract review

  • General HR functions

Qualifications:

  • JD from accredited law school

  • Admitted to the bar in Ohio and member in good standing

  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney

  • Ability to deal effectively with volunteers and the public

  • Strong investigative skills

  • High level of legal research and writing skills

  • Excellent communication, technology, organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to handle details accurately and efficiently

To join our dedicated team, submit a cover letter and resume to cba-hr@cincybar.org.

The Cincinnati Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Bricker & Eckler - Health Care Litigation/Medical Negligence Defense Staff Attorney

Bricker & Eckler LLP is currently seeking an experienced attorney to join its growing Health Care Team in our Columbus Office.  Successful candidates will have a minimum of 4 years of general litigation and medical negligence defense experience.  Successful candidates will also possess superior academic credentials, exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team.  Admission to the Ohio Bar is required.

Bricker & Eckler offers a collegial atmosphere that values diversity, promotes inclusion and a balanced lifestyle in a democratic environment.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume’ and salary expectation in confidence to:

Patricia M. Lach
Director of Professional Development
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH  43215
plach@bricker.com

 


 

Legal Aid Society - Managing Attorney Neighborhood Law & Immigrants and Refugees

Organization:

Community Legal Aid is a private non-profit law firm which works to bridge the gap between poverty and justice for those in need. Legal Aid is the primary provider of free civil legal representation to low income and elderly residents of central northeast Ohio, concentrating its efforts on legal work that makes a difference in the lives of those it serves.

Job Description:

The Managing Attorney will lead the Neighborhood Law Project and Immigrants and Refugees Project. The Neighborhood Law Project promotes community development by proactively engaging with stakeholders and developing innovative solutions to economic and racial inequities. The Immigrants and Refugees Project provides holistic legal services to immigrants and refugees as they enrich our culture and economy.

The Managing Attorney will: develop project goals and plans in collaboration with Practice Groups and organizational leaders; adapt and achieve project goals through leadership and supervision of staff assigned to the projects; coordinate client services with other management team members; actively participate in Practice Groups; actively participate in organizational efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of client services and operations; lead efforts to develop and maintain effective relationships with the private bar, community organizations, other legal aid organizations, public officials, media, and funders; and perform other duties as required.

The Managing Attorney may be asked to lead different projects in the future as the needs of the organization and community change.

Job Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to legal services to the poor, a commitment to professionalism, excellent persuasive abilities, excellent legal writing skills, and good interpersonal skills.

The Managing Attorney must have the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and be strong, self-motivated, and creative. Prior supervisory experience will be valuable. A broad range of general civil litigation experience is extremely desirable. The ability to work effectively with community groups is essential.

A minimum of five years of legal experience is preferred. Must be licensed to practice in Ohio. Ability to speak Spanish or other languages is highly desirable but not necessary.

Reports to: Location: Salary: Deadline: To Apply:

Deputy Director

Youngstown Office

$77,000+ DOE. Excellent working environment and benefit package.
Open until filled.

Visit https://www.communitylegalaid.org/careers and upload cover letter, resume, references and writing sample.

Bricker & Eckler - Energy Associate

Bricker & Eckler LLP is currently seeking an associate to join its Energy Industry Group in their Columbus Office.   Successful candidates should possess a minimum of 2 years’ experience, preferably in environmental or renewable energy law.  Experience working with state agencies in Ohio (e.g., Ohio EPA, the PUCO, ODNR) is desired.  Candidates should be able to think creatively, possess strong academic credentials and ethical standards along with exceptional written and oral communication skills.  Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.  Admission to the Ohio Bar is required.

Bricker & Eckler offers a collegial atmosphere in a democratic environment that values diversity and promotes equity, inclusion and a balanced lifestyle.  The Firm asks candidates to submit a résumé, cover letter and salary expectation in confidence to:

Patricia M. Lach
Director of Professional Development
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH  43215
plach@bricker.com

ACLU - Staff Attorney

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Staff Attorney will serve as counsel during the initial investigation, strategic development, and  litigation of potentially complex cases to defend and extend civil liberties and advance civil rights  throughout Ohio and beyond. The Staff Attorney will be supervised by the Legal Director and will  also receive support and guidance from the Senior Staff Attorney.  The Staff Attorney will manage  and litigate cases with increasing independence, commensurate with their increasing experience. 

PLEASE READ THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE.  

Application instructions
Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@acluohio.org. Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about the position.

Applications will be accepted through March 28, 2021.

Hamilton County - Labor Relations Manager positions
Salary Range: 
$2,300-$3,221.60/Bi-weekly
$59,800-$83,762/Annually
  
Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification): 
  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in labor law, personnel management or related field
  • five (5) years training and/or experience which indicates a thorough knowledge of labor relations, contract negotiations, grievance process, management and supervisory techniques, government structure and process, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • or equivalent combinations of training or experience.
Job Duties (Summary):
  • Manages collective bargaining contract negotiations on behalf of the County alongside outside consultant; Negotiates BOCC or JFS labor contracts with bargaining unit representatives; Consults with the Human Resources Director on proposed contract revisions and estimated costs; and Prepares resolutions and other related documents for Board of County Commissioners’ review and approval.
  • Ensures County and Union compliance with labor agreements; Assists management in interpreting and administering contracts and general labor relations issues; Ensures compliance with Chapter 4117 of the Ohio Revised Code (Collective Bargaining law) and all pertinent Federal, State and local statutes;
  • Researches and prepares evidence and responses to unfair labor practices before the State Employment Relations Board (SERB);
  • Provides training to staff as required in the area of labor relations/collective bargaining;
  • Advises and counsels managers on the appropriate collective bargaining contract and personnel policy language to use in formal disciplinary actions and pre-disciplinary conferences.
  • Prepares revisions to the Personnel Policy Manual and prepares resolutions for approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Provides advice and guidance on County Policy and Procedures and Departmental rules; Routinely provides advice and counsels HR Director, other members of the Executive Team, and management on employee relations matters; Maintains working relationship with Ohio Department of Administrative Services, State Personnel Board of Review, State Employee Relations Board, Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney, and other County department heads and elected officials in carrying out the responsibilities of the HR and County Personnel Departments.
  •  Assists County managers with the preparation of and review for annual performance evaluation; Responsible for review of all probationary evaluations and exit appraisals, where an unsuccessful termination of the probationary period is being recommended by the employer, prior to any probationary removal taking place;
  • Represents BOCC or JFS Executive Staff and other Top Managers in Arbitration Hearings and in all Pre-Disciplinary Conferences for staff where removal is a viable option for the employer; Reviews and revises disciplinary action letters prior to their issuance; Responsible for tracking and maintaining a record of all BOCC or JFS disciplinary actions taken;
  • Serves as County advocate at State Personnel Board of Review (SPBR) hearings, supporting the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney;
  • Oversees and coordinates BOCC or JFS layoffs with Labor Relations Team, HR Staff, Payroll, and the agency’s Executive Team and issues layoff notices to affected staff.
  • Represent County pertaining to internal and external job applicant EEO charges;
  • Serves as County representative before arbitrators in grievance arbitration cases; Administers and conducts investigations of employee complaints and grievances to recommend or authorize resolution; Assures that all grievance complaints are filed and responded to timely;
  • Conducts administrative hearings for proposed disciplinary action;
  • Performs special studies, projects and duties as directed by the Director of HR (e.g., researches, compiles and analyzes materials, information, financial data, publications, programs, legislation, etc.); prepares and maintains various operational, financial, statistical and personnel records and reports; maintains information of a confidential or sensitive nature; represents the Director on committees or boards, etc. as requested.
  • Remains up-to-date on legislation and developments in the field of collective bargaining, contract administration, quality initiatives, EEO, etc.;
  • Sets goals for and plans programs for Labor/Employee Relations Division.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
Conn Maciel Carey LLP - Employment Associate (CA)

Conn Maciel Carey LLP, a national boutique law firm focused on labor & employment and workplace safety law, is seeking an employment associate with 2 to 7 years of experience for its California practice.  Our core practice groups in the state involve Cal/OSHA defense and employment litigation and counseling.  The ideal candidate should have meaningful experience with either or both of those areas of law.

The associate should be a self-starter and interested in assuming significant case responsibility.  We offer a collegial and dynamic work environment.  We are currently working remotely and would support teleworking.  California Bar membership is required.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to info@connmaciel.com.

Ohio House of Representatives - Deputy Legal Counsel/Policy Advisor

Deputy Legal Counsel/Policy Advisor

Minority Caucus, Ohio House of Representatives

Provides legal advice and research for the Minority Caucus. Researches and analyzes legislation for members of the Minority Caucus.  Works closely with and under the direction of the Minority Chief of Staff and Minority Legal Counsel.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:

  1. Provides legal research and advice on bills and amendments. Provides initial drafts of bills and amendments.
  2. Provides advice regarding parliamentary procedure.
  3. Consults with minority House members and staff to help address legal issues.
  4. Provides information for and works with lobbyists and employees in other legislative offices and agencies.
  5. Researches, analyzes and summarizes bills, amendments and legislative topics.
  6. Provides talking points for members.
  7. Consults with legislators, legislative staff, and Legislative Service Commission staff on legislative policy issues.
  8. Provides information to and works with lobbyists and employees in other legislative and government offices and agencies.
  9. Completes additional tasks as assigned by the Minority Legal Counsel or Minority Chief of Staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of Ohio laws and legal procedure.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of legislative process and terminology.
  • Knowledge of state government.
  • Knowledge of parliamentary procedure.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer word processing and database programs.
  • Ability to conduct legislative and policy research.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a variety of projects.
  • Ability to maintain composure and meet deadlines under time pressure.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive work.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR EQUIVALENT:

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • One year of relevant work experience
  • Admission to Ohio Bar
Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

March 1, 2021

Vacancy Announcement Number 21-06

Magistrate Judge Duty Station – Dayton Federal Building & Courthouse – 200 West Second Street

Salary: $201,112 Closing date for receipt of application packets: 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

2Qualified persons interested in being considered for this position must submit a cover letter (include vacancy announcement number, 21-06 Magistrate Judge, and specify qualifications in relation to the position), the magistrate judge application form (available on the court website), a resume, letters of recommendation (limit 3), and supporting documents.

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of a Magistrate Judge. The official location of the position will be Dayton, Ohio.

The appointment term is eight (8) years. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging and will include: (1) conducting most preliminary and pretrial proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings in civil cases; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic jurisdiction of a United States Magistrate Judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio - Part Time Staff Attorney

This position offers a unique opportunity to serve as a resource to PBPO’s nonprofit clients and attorney volunteers, including issue-spotting and case management.

This individual will work under the supervision of PBPO’s Executive Director and Director of Education. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Supporting attorney volunteers and participating in their initial call with a nonprofit client and working within PBPO’s database to manage legal projects and ensure a quality experience for volunteers and clients;

• Recruiting attorney volunteers from in-house and private law firms;

• Providing legal counsel to nonprofit clients, including on contracts and corporate issues;

• Creating model documents and legal alerts on topics relevant to the nonprofit sector;

• Designing and teaching workshops and coordinating webinars on legal issues for clients and attorneys;

• Handling questions from attorney volunteers and nonprofit clients;

• Managing PBPO’s bank of form legal documents; and

• Working closely and collaborating with other members of PBPO’s team. Candidate requirements:

• A minimum of 5 years legal experience practicing corporate or contracts law with preference given to candidates with corporate law firm experience. Experience representing nonprofits is a major advantage.

• Comfort with technology and the ability to quickly learn our CRM database (Salesforce).

• The ability to work independently, follow through effectively on projects, and maintain accuracy under pressure.

• Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Enthusiasm and the capability to promote pro bono work by the corporate and private bar.

• The successful candidate must also be a member of the Ohio bar.

Salary range in the mid to high 30s depending on experience. Benefits include PTO and 401(k) plan. Work will be primarily from home with flexible hours but must be available to attend weekly staff meetings, PBPO seminars, and other occasional meetings.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to info@pbpohio.org.

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio - Dayton Counsel

PBPO is seeking a full-time attorney to serve as our sole Dayton-based employee in the position of Dayton Counsel.

This job may be performed either from home or out of our downtown Dayton office in Bricker & Eckler.

This position offers a unique opportunity to serve as a resource to PBPO’s nonprofit clients and attorney volunteers, including issue-spotting and case management. This individual will work under the supervision of PBPO’s Executive Director and Director of Education. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Supporting attorney volunteers and participating in their initial call with a nonprofit client and working within PBPO’s database to manage legal projects and ensure a quality experience for volunteers and clients;

• Expanding our volunteer base by recruiting attorneys from in-house and private law firms in the Dayton area and increasing volunteer engagement;

• Providing legal counsel to nonprofit clients, including on contracts and corporate issues;

• Creating model documents and legal alerts on topics relevant to the nonprofit sector;

• Designing and teaching workshops and coordinating webinars on legal issues for clients and attorneys; and

• Working closely and collaborating with other members of PBPO’s team. Candidate Requirements:

• A minimum of 5 years legal experience with preference given to candidates with corporate law firm experience;

• Comfort with technology and the ability to quickly learn our CRM database (Salesforce);

• The ability to work independently, follow through effectively on projects, and maintain accuracy under pressure;

• Enthusiasm and the capability to promote pro bono work by the corporate and private bar in the Dayton area;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and

• The successful candidate must also be a member of the Ohio bar. Salary range in the low-mid $60s DOE. Benefits include PTO and 401(k) plan.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to info@pbpohio.org.

Court of Appeals of Ohio First Appellate District - Deputy Court Administrator

JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for court operations and court administration.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION:

Under the direction and supervision of the Court Administrator, work collaboratively with the administrative staff in performing a variety of management and administrative functions for the overall operation of the Court.

  1. Assists in the court’s daily operations, including processing motions and other filings submitted to the court.
  2. Responsible for assisting the court administrator in budgetary matters, including the preparation of county and state budget reports.
  3. Assist court administrator in approving leave requests and timesheets for employees.
  4. Recommend action on procedural motions filed with the court.
  5. Interface with judges, Supreme Court of Ohio, court administrators and assistant court administrators around the state, and the bar association. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  6. Respond to legal and procedural inquiries by judges and staff attorneys.
  7. Answer questions by litigants, pro se litigants, and the general public concerning procedures.
  8. Responsible for hosting and coordinating remote oral arguments for the Court via Zoom.
  9. Conduct mediation conferences with parties when requested.
  10. Assist Court Administrator in devising and implementing projects to improve court operations and efficiencies.
  11. Perform other such duties assigned by the court administrator or the court.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, with 5 years experience preferred. Prior management or other court or governmental experience preferred.

COURT EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE: In completing the duties and responsibilities of the position, the court expects the deputy administrator will adhere to all court policies, guidelines, practices and procedures; act as a role model both inside and outside the court; exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others; and work to maintain constructive working relationships. In addition, the court expects the deputy administrator to maintain a positive and respectful approach with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the court. Further, the court expects the deputy administrator to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, the ability to prioritize workload, exceptional organizational and problem-solving abilities, and to communicate regularly with the court administrator about work-related issues.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references by email to Jennifer Hammock at jhammock@cms.hamilton-co.org and fadcoaoh@gmail.com. The position will remain open until filled.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

The State of Ohio, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the First District Court of Appeals are all Equal Employment Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status, disability, age (40 years or older), genetic information, sexual orientation, or caregiver status, in making employment-related decisions about an individual.

The Supreme Court of Ohio and the First District Court of Appeals are both equal employment opportunity employers that support an alcohol and drug-free, and a weapons and violence free, work environment. 

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug test. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Miami University - Vice President and General Counsel

Miami University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President and General Counsel.

Miami University, ranked as a Top 50 National Public University, is one of the oldest public universities in the country, chartered in 1809 and welcoming its first students in 1824. Deemed as an inaugural Public Ivy institution, Miami University maintains that esteemed distinction today as a highly respected public institution of higher education that is recognized for outstanding undergraduate education and selective graduate and research programs. Deeply committed to student success, Miami builds strong student and alumni loyalty and empowers its students, faculty, and staff to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of our global society. Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Miami University seeks an innovative, resourceful, hands-on, and collaborative leader to serve as its next Vice President and General Counsel (General Counsel). The General Counsel is responsible for the coordination and supervision of all legal matters involving the Board of Trustees as well as all officers and employees acting on behalf of the University and its affiliated entities. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and consultation on legal-policy issues, supervising litigation involving the University, and providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of employment and benefits, immigration, contracts, student affairs, real estate, and intellectual property. In addition, the General Counsel serves as the chief ethics officer. Reporting both to the Board of Trustees and the President, the General Counsel also serves on the President’s Executive Committee.

The preferred candidate will have a law degree earned from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, admission to the practice of law in Ohio (or the eligibility to be admitted promptly), substantial experience working as an attorney (preferably within a higher education institution), and a demonstrated record of success in leading a legal team.

For more information on the role, please visit the Storbeck Search website here.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. Please submit submit materials or nominations to the following address: MiamiGeneralCounsel@storbecksearch.com

Community Legal Aid - Summer Program

Community Legal Aid is looking for dedicated, hard-working, and public-interest minded students for its Summer Program. Legal Aid has opportunities available for 2L’s (with or without intern certificate) and 1L’s.  Law Students who are applying to participate in the Summer Associate Program are expected to work unpaid for at least 10 weeks. 

Attached you will find the position opportunities and program information for Law Students through our Summer Associate Program accordingly.  Please be advised that the Summer Associate session begins May 24, 2021 and will run for 10 weeks ending July 30, 2021.  

Interested students will need to visit our website (https://www.communitylegalaid.org/2021-summer-associate) and upload a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references. 

Frost Brown Todd LLC - Litigation Associate

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

The Cincinnati, Ohio office of Frost Brown Todd, a full-service AM Law 200 firm with more than 500 attorneys in 14 markets across 9 states, seeks an Associate with 5-7 years of litigation experience to join our Business Litigation Practice Group.  Experience would need to include taking depositions, preparing and arguing motions and briefs, managing complex discovery issues and managing cases and clients with minimal supervision.  A successful candidate will have some trial experience, strong writing and communication skills and federal court experience.  Class action experience is preferred.  Please visit our web page and use the “self-apply” feature at https://frostbrowntodd.com/careers/laterals/ to submit your application. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Legal Aid Society - Advocacy Director

Community Legal Aid is seeking an Advocacy Director to join its executive leadership team. The Advocacy Director will be responsible for charting a new course for the organization’s litigation strategy and advocacy efforts.

This opportunity comes at an exciting time. In the last five years, Community Legal Aid has undergone an organizational transformation, starting with the first executive director transition in two decades, the installment of a new leadership team, fresh vision-mission-values statements, and an innovative strategic plan, and currently is undergoing a top-to-bottom organizational restructuring -- all designed to increase Legal Aid’s presence and impact in the communities it serves. The Advocacy Director will play an active role in bringing this transformation to its final phases and moving the organization forward.

The Advocacy Director will be a thought-leader not just within Community Legal Aid, but within the region more broadly, as well as in the national legal aid community. The successful candidate will be dedicated to fostering a culture of professionalism and ongoing development among Legal Aid’s advocacy team and will help shape the organization’s litigation legacy.

Advocacy Director Job Description

The Advocacy Director is responsible for leading the systemic and impact legal work of Community Legal Aid, managing the substantive Practice Groups to develop and maintain an aggressive advocacy agenda for the organization and assisting in the professional development of staff.

The Advocacy Director will work in close collaboration with the Deputy Director to ensure that organizational advocacy goals are reflected in the Project work plans. Although each of these positions will have primary responsibility for particular areas identified in their job descriptions, there will be areas of responsibility that will "overlap," such that regular conversation and cooperation between the persons holding each of these positions will be expected and required, ensuring that each may perform their job responsibilities most effectively.

The Advocacy Director must demonstrate excellent personnel, leadership, and administrative skills and show initiative, good judgment and have good legal skills. S/he/They must also be able to work effectively in a collaborative environment. Depending upon other assigned responsibilities, may be required to handle a very limited caseload, participate in community education activities, and supervise the legal work of managing attorneys, paralegals and/or other attorneys. S/he/They should have a competent familiarity with the legal issues facing marginalized populations and show a demonstrated interest in racial justice.          

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attaining and maintaining a strong base of knowledge on issues of social justice that impact the communities Legal Aid serves;
  • Identifying strategies of systemic advocacy to address identified social justice issues.
  • Managing the work of the Practice Groups;
  • Leading all major litigation and appellate work engaged in by the organization;
  • Evaluating staff requests to pursue appeals or engage in major litigation for fit with organizational priorities and use of resources;
  • Ensuring staff stay current on changes and developments in substantive law and procedure in areas handled by advocates, including Rules of Court, Rules of Evidence, and Appellate Rules;
  • Serving as a legal resource for all staff;
  • Working with the Deputy Director to ensure that advocacy staff have the skills and resources necessary to provide high-quality legal work for clients;
  • Working with the Deputy Director to develop and implement substantive and skills development trainings for staff;
  • Recommending improvements in the advocacy delivery system and assisting in the implementation of those improvements;
  • Recommending expansion or contraction of services where appropriate;
  • With the Deputy Director, representing the organization in the Ohio Legal Aid litigation directors group;
  • Maintaining contacts and collaborating with other legal aid organizations throughout the state where appropriate;
  • Assisting the Executive Director or Director of Communications and Development in apprising funders, as requested, of significant organization legal activities;
  • Undertaking other related projects and duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A licensed attorney who is licensed to practice law in Ohio or is eligible for admission without examination;
  • Minimum of five years of legal experience. Individual should have substantial litigation experience including in federal court; and previous legal services experience or a demonstrated interest in addressing social justice issues.
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and administrative abilities.
  • Excellent legal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills, including

strong computer skills.

Reports to:    Executive Director

Location:        Akron, Canton or Youngstown. The Executive Director will work with the successful candidate to determine the home office for this position based on the candidate’s interests and the needs of Community Legal Aid.

Salary:            Depends on Experience. Excellent working environment and benefit package.

Deadline:        Open until filled.

To Apply:       Visit https://www.communitylegalaid.org/careers and upload cover letter, resume, and references.

Court of Appeals, First District- Court Administrator

Pay Rate: Anticipated range of $110,000 -- $125,000 depending on experience.

JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for court operations and court administration. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION:

Ensure an efficiently run court from an administrative perspective, overseeing case flow management.

Responsible for all budgetary matters, including county and state budget preparation.   

Supervise all personnel not otherwise under judicial supervision. Approve payroll and timesheets for employees.

Recommend action on all procedural motions filed with the court.

Interface with judges, Supreme Court of Ohio, court administrators around the state, and the bar association. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Respond to legal and procedural questions proposed by judges, staff, litigants, and the general public made by telephone and in person.

Assist pro se litigants. 

Explore and recommend ways to improve court operations and efficiencies.

Perform other such duties assigned by the court.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, with 10 years experience preferred.  Prior management or other court or governmental experience preferred.      

COURT EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE: In completing the duties and responsibilities of the position, the court expects the administrator will adhere to all court policies, guidelines, practices and procedures; act as a role model both inside and outside the court; exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others; and work to maintain constructive working relationships. In addition, the court expects the administrator to maintain a positive and respectful approach with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the court.  Further, the court expects the administrator to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, the ability to prioritize workload, exceptional organizational and problem solving abilities, and to communicate regularly with the supervising judges about work-related issues.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

The State of Ohio is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status, disability, age (40 years or older), genetic information, sexual orientation, or caregiver status, in making employment-related decisions about an individual.

The Supreme Court of Ohio is an equal employment opportunity employer that supports an alcohol and drug-free, and a weapons and violence free, work environment.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug test. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references by email to Jennifer Hammock at jhammock@cms.hamilton-co.org. The position will remain open until filled.

Frost Brown Todd LLC - Real Estate

REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE

 

The Cincinnati, Ohio office of Frost Brown Todd, a full-service AM Law 200 firm with more than 500 attorneys in 14 markets across nine states, seeks an associate with 4-5 years of transactional experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and lending.  Applicants must have a good academic record and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Please visit our web page and use the “self-apply” feature athttps://frostbrowntodd.com/careers/laterals/ to submit your application. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Legal Aid Society - Pro Bono Manager of VLP

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (“Legal Aid”) is accepting applications for an experienced full-time attorney to maintain a light caseload and manage the Volunteer Lawyers Project.

The purpose of the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is to expand access to justice by engaging private attorneys in pro bono legal services. The VLP provides civil legal services to low income residents of seven southwest Ohio counties, in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and local bar associations.

The VLP places 1500 cases annually, with about 500 participating attorneys. The VLP manages pro bono clinics and provides Continuing Legal Education for participating attorneys.

Description of Position

This Senior Attorney position provides the opportunity to pursue a public interest practice and to manage a robust pro bono project. The VLP manager recruits and supports private attorneys to encourage and facilitate their participation in providing pro bono civil legal services, and carries a small caseload. The VLP manager coordinates projects with state and federal courts, the Legal Aid Society, area law firms, and corporate legal departments. Responsibilities include public speaking and in-person networking activities in seven counties, and limited travel for statewide and national meetings. Additional information is available at vlpcincinnati.org.

Qualifications

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Ohio, or be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission. Additional requirements include:

• 5+ years experience in civil legal practice;
• experience advocating for the interests of low-income clients;
• excellent organization, writing, and communication skills;
• demonstrated ability to establish strong, collaborative working relationships; • successful experience managing projects and supervising staff.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary will be based on Legal Aid senior attorney scale ($64,750 + DOE). Legal Aid offers an excellent benefit package and loan repayment assistance through our state funder.

Application Process email: Candidates must submit all of the listed items, as Word or pdf documents, attached to an

1. Cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest;
2. Current resume, including evidence of academic record; and, 3. Contact information for three professional references.

Please note “VLP Manager” in subject line, and email to: staffing@lascinti.org

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.

Interviews will be arranged by Employer. Please do not call.

Legal Aid Society - Volunteer Lawyers Pro

Description of Position

The VLP manager is an employee of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. The manager recruits and supports private attorneys to encourage and facilitate their participation in providing pro bono civil legal services, and carries a small caseload. The VLP manager coordinates projects with state and federal courts, the Legal Aid Society, area law firms, and corporate legal departments. Responsibilities include public speaking and in-person networking activities in seven counties, and limited travel for state-wide and national meetings. Additional information is available at vlpcincinnati.org.

Qualifications

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Ohio, or be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission. Additional requirements include:

• 5+ years experience in civil legal practice;
• experience advocating for the interests of low-income clients;
• excellent organization, writing, and communication skills;
• demonstrated ability to establish strong, collaborative working relationships; • successful experience managing projects and supervising staff.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary will be based on Legal Aid senior attorney scale ($64,750 + DOE). Legal Aid offers an excellent benefit package and loan repayment assistance through our state funder.

Application Process

Candidates must submit all of the listed items, as Word or pdf documents, attached to an email:

1. Cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest;
2. Current resume, including evidence of academic record; and, 3. Contact information for three professional references.

Please note “VLP Manager” in subject line, and email to: staffing@lascinti.org

Frost Brown Todd LLC - Construction Attorney

FROST BROWN TODD LLC, one of the largest regional full service law firms in the Midwest and one of the 150 largest law firms in the United States, seeks an associate with at least 2 years of experience in construction law for its Cincinnati, Ohio office. Interested candidates should have experience representing construction clients, good writing and communication skills, and be committed to serving the construction industry.  Training in construction management, engineering or architecture, or practical experience in the construction industry, is helpful but not required.  Please visit our web page and use the “self-apply” feature at https://frostbrowntodd.com/careers/laterals/to submit your application. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.