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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.

The Health Collaborative -SVP Business Development & Finance

TJC AND NBA ELECTION PROTECTION FELLOW

The Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) and the National Bar Association (NBA) are seeking applicants for the full-time 1-year position of Election Protection Fellow. The candidate will be responsible for working with NBA local affiliates to insure the maximum pro bono participation of African American lawyers in the national Election Protection Coalition Program which is facilitated by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and features over 100 partner organizations. The mission of the Election Protection Coalition is to advance the right of every eligible citizen of the US to exercise the franchise without obstruction due to voter suppression, onerous and restrictive laws, maladministration, disinformation, deceptive practices, intimidation, racial, gender, and age discrimination, discrimination against one’s national origin and language or disability status, or other obstacles.

Responsibilities

The Fellow will: 

  • Assist in designing programs for the recruitment and training of African American lawyers as leaders, volunteers, and supporters of the Election Protection Program. 
  • Work with the NBA affiliates to develop Election Protection advocacy campaigns integrating litigation, organizing, public education, public advocacy, and strategic communications. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners, organizers, coalition members, and legal allies as a central aspect of this work 

In 2020, the major focus of this work will center on NBA preparation for primary elections, early voting, and the November 3, 2020 Election. The second half of the fellowship will consist of preparing reports, recommendations, and constructing a TJC and NBA Election Protection Institute.

Basic Requirements

Applicant must:

  • Be bar-admitted with at least 4 years of legal experience
  • Be a member of the NBA
  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission, purpose, and values of the Transformative Justice Coalition and the National Bar Association.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of voting rights, civil rights, or election law 
  • Be willing to travel. 
  • Be proficient in the use Google Drive, Zoom, and Office365 Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc), including creating graphs, charts, and footnotes in documents
  • Have substantial organizing experience 
  • Have excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Have strong interpersonal and good team member skills
  • Have great initiative

The ideal applicant is someone with:

  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • The ability to engage in complex legal analysis
  • The ability to organize and conduct training events
  • Administrative and report preparation skills
  • A familiarity and facility with social media (or a willingness to learn)

Our preference is for The Applicant to work in our downtown DC office; but, opportunities to work remotely will be available. Applicants will be paid monthly and considered as independent contractors. The salary for this 1-year position is $70,000, which is competitive with the D.C. Public Interest Attorney Community. Assistants will also be required to submit detailed invoices for payment.

The Transformative Justice Coalition is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit seeks to be a catalyst for transformative institutional changes that bring about justice and equality in the United States and abroad. Our mission is to bring about systematic change that achieves racial justice, gender, economic and social justice and human rights through our coalition building and our key programmatic activities, including the: Democracy And Voting Rights Project; Policing Reform Project; Gender Equality Project; Youth Development Leadership Initiative; Criminal Justice Project; Race & Sports Equity Project; International Human Rights Initiative; and, Igniting Change Radio Show.
 

To learn more information, go to tjcoalition.org.
 

Ohio Democratic Party - Regional Voter Protection Director

The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) seeks multiple Regional Voter Protection Directors to help protect the vote in Ohio.  Regional Voter Protection Directors will manage the coordinated campaign’s Voter Protection program in their assigned region and assist in the execution of the Voter Protection Department’s overall mission to ensure every eligible Ohioan is able to safely cast a ballot and know that their ballot will be counted. Regional Directors for Voter Protection will work closely with the Voter Protection Organizer/Hotline Manager and will report to one of two Deputy Voter Protection Directors.

Regional Director duties include:

  • Recruiting, training, and managing hundreds of volunteers and volunteer leaders to meet poll observer, hotline volunteer, poll worker, and other volunteer capacity-building goals
  • Building strong relationships and having continuous engagement with county boards of elections, local progressive groups, lawyers, volunteers, and local officials
  • Identifying and solving potential problems in their regions that may impact voters’ rights and/or ability to vote safely
  • Working with local boards of elections to properly credential poll observers to observe inside polling locations during Early Voting and on Election Day
  • Campaign hours will increasingly include regular nights and weekends as we move closer to the voting period
  • Other duties as required

Minimum qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with lawyers, voters, volunteers, and other Ohioans with diverse backgrounds and opinions
  • Strong ability to produce high-quality, well-thought out work product in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional track record of meeting deadlines—often with quick turnaround of assignments
  • A desire to ensure that all Ohioans are able to cast a ballot safely and know that ballot will be counted
  • Creative problem-solving ability, strong analytical skills, strong judgment and ability to exercise discretion, and be goal-driven
  • Superior time management and task organizing skills—candidates must be able to develop and manage their own schedule and time efficiently
  • Experience working with volunteers or building coalitions to support a common mission
  • Ability to learn new digital tools and online platforms quickly and utilize those tools effectively

Desired qualifications:

  • Completion of a Juris Doctor degree or other advanced degree—membership of a state bar is not required. Candidates enrolled in an advanced degree program but who are taking a leave of absence are also encouraged to apply
  • Experience working or volunteering on political campaigns, and in particular, experience in Voter Protection or Voter Engagement, is highly desirable
  • Experience with DNC VoteBuilder, Excel, Google Docs, Zoom, and other similar tools

Women, people of color, and those who are traditionally underrepresented in politics are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Procedure:

Highly qualified candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to HR Director Sarah Ross at SRoss@ohiodems.org. Applications will be reviewed and offers will be made on a rolling basis—candidates are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP.

The ODP is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

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Southern District Bankruptcy Court - Temp. Law Clerk to Chief Judge J. Hopkins

POSITION OVERVIEW

Provides legal research and writing assistance to the Judge. Prepares bench memos, draft orders and opinions, communicates with counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements, attends court proceedings, and assists the Judge during courtroom proceedings. Performs other duties as assigned by the Judge.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for the position of Law Clerk, you must be a law school graduate (or be certified as having completed all law school studies and requirements and merely awaiting conferment of degree) from a law school of recognized standing, and have one or more of the following attributes:

  • -  Standing within the upper third of the law school class from a law school on the approved list of either the American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools;

  • -  Experience on the editorial board of a law review of such a school;

  • -  Graduation from such a school with an LLM degree; or

  • -  Demonstrated proficiency in legal studies, which in the opinion of the Judge, is the equivalent of

    one of the above.

    It is preferred that applicants have taken bankruptcy in law school or have experience in the bankruptcy field or comparable practice areas. Bankruptcy law and secured transactions, course work in business associations or transactions is a plus. Applicants must be highly skilled in legal research and writing, and must be able to use Westlaw, LexisNexis or Bloomberg Law, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Worldox, or comparable products. Familiarity with electronic case filing and management systems is preferred. Applicants must be able to quickly process and resolve complex issues. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, maturity, judgment and discretion are required.

One year of post graduate legal experience and bar membership is required to qualify for a JSP 12, two years of post graduate legal experience and bar membership is required to qualify for a JSP 13.

LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Legal work experience is progressively responsible experience in the practice of law, in legal research, legal administration, or equivalent experience received after graduation from law school. Major or substantial legal activities while on military duty may be credited, on a month-for-month basis whether before or after graduation, but not to exceed one year if before graduation from law school.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • Cover Letter

  • Detailed resume with class rank and honors

  • Law school transcript

  • Writing sample (not to exceed 15 pages)

  • Three professional references

  • Form AO 78 Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment (located on the court’s website at https://www.ohsb.uscourts.gov/job-vacancies-and-employment-application). 

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Miami University - Associate General Counsel

Miami University, a state supported public university located in Oxford, Ohio, invites applications for the position of Associate General Counsel. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, the position requires an individual with a demonstrated ability to work directly and independently with clients, providing timely advice and counsel on a wide range of complex and novel topics that are frequently issues of first impression. The successful candidate must be a person of unimpeachable integrity who possesses not only the ability to work in a fast-paced legal environment but also has an abundance of good humor.

The Associate General Counsel is expected to work collaboratively with all members of the University community – faculty, staff, students and senior leadership -- in a respectful, efficient and proactive manner. The Associate General Counsel must be able to articulate the University’s position on a variety of matters to different interest groups in an effective, clear and positive manner. This position will work closely with the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Human Resources and Academic Personnel Services on civil rights and employment matters; Student Life including Title IX matters, and Academic Affairs.

Minimum qualifications

  •  A Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Seven or more years of progressive responsibility and experience practicing law in a firm, in-house, or University/College setting providing advice directly to clients.

  • Ability to work carefully, collaboratively, creatively, ethically and independently with a strong client- service perspective.

  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Strong legal research abilities, advocacy and problem solving skills, particularly in a highly regulated and frequently changing legal environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills- ability to design and provide workshops, seminars and training sessions regarding legal issues in higher education.

  • Licensed to practice law, admitted and in good standing with the Ohio Supreme Court and Federal Bar (for the Southern District of Ohio).

Strong candidates will have

  • Advanced knowledge and experience interpreting and applying civil rights, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and Title IX laws and regulations.

  • Legal experience with college/university issues.

  • Experience representing public sector clients.

  • Experience in assisting clients in policy formulation.

  • Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.

  • Ability to resolve issues through negotiation and persuasion.

  • Ability to manage litigation and multiple, on-going and complex matters.

  • Litigation experience.

Information about the Office of General Counsel may be found at http://www.units.muohio.edu/generalcounsel/.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant.

Completed applications should include a résumé; a letter of application, which should specifically address salary expectations; and a list of three references with contact information. References will only be contacted for finalists. Candidates may be asked to submit writing samples.

Please apply on-line at: https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/496866/associate-general-
counsel

Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.