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Hamilton County Municipal Trial Counsel - Public Defender

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning; 
  • Jurist Doctorate from an accredited law school; 
  • Active license to practice in the State of Ohio. 
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks t meet deadlines. 
  • Working knowledge of substantive legal issues regularly addressed by attorneys in the area of criminal law. 
  • History of a demonstrated commitment to providing criminal legal services to indigent clients. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license. 

Please see attached to review the Municipal Attorney Description, including the job duties and pay scale.  

To apply please submit resume and letter of interest to the attention of Kathryn Ancona at KAncona@cms.hamilton-co.org by Monday, November 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm. 

Cincinnati State- Annually Contracted Instructor

Overview:

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College invites applications for an Annually Contracted Instructor Law position for a one-year appointment. Annually Contracted Instructors (ACI) are full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members whose sole responsibility is to provide classroom instruction of credit-bearing courses.

Qualified candidates will need to teach college-level courses to our technical, transfer degree and non-degree seeking students in our Business Division in the area of Law. Instruction may take place in a classroom or via distance or online learning web portals.  

As part of our team of highly qualified faculty, Law Instructors are expected to provide high quality instruction and work with the Associate Deans, Dean and other Administrative staff and faculty to improve student-learning experiences. Instructors may be assigned other instructional responsibilities as determined by the Dean or Associate Dean.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in the legal profession.
  • Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of campus locations, and have the transportation to travel to said locations (mileage reimbursed at I.R.S. rates).
  • Ability to effectively use a computer and software for instructional and day-to-day use.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field.
  • License to practice law in any jurisdiction.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Experience using diverse methods of classroom technology and innovative instructional/academic support systems and programs.
  • On-line distance education instruction experience preferably using Blackboard learning management system.

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City of Cincinnati- Chief Prosecuting Attorney

The City of Cincinnati Law Department is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Office of the City Solicitor. The Chief Prosecuting Attorney is the lead prosecutor in Hamilton County Municipal Court for all City of Cincinnati misdemeanor traffic and criminal offenses. The Chief Prosecuting Attorney reports to the City Solicitor. The ideal candidate should have a background in criminal law and the daily practice of law in municipal court. In addition to prosecution in municipal court, the Chief Prosecuting Attorney serves as the administrator for the Division of Prosecuting Attorneys in the City Solicitor’s office, supervising a staff of approximately 22. The Chief Prosecuting Attorney assists the City Solicitor in providing training for the Cincinnati Police Department and serves as a resource to facilitate the City’s public safety goals in its neighborhoods. Candidates should possess a minimum of ten years relevant legal experience and be licensed in Ohio. The City of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a letter of interest and resume by November 22, 2019 to:  Peter Stackpole, Law Department, City Hall Room 214, 801 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (or via email to peter.stackpole@cincinnati-oh.gov). 

Fifth Third Bank Assistant General Counsel, Employment

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Represent Fifth Third Bancorp and affiliates in all assigned areas of Employment law. Manage outside counsel representation. Act as the primary legal resource for assigned lines of business and/or divisions.

Specific to Employment Law: Areas of law include Legal Research, Litigation, Labor, Employment, Compensation, ERISA, Employee Benefits, EEOC and Government Agency Law. Primary legal resource for Employee Relations Department and Human Capital Partners.  In-house experience and knowledge of and experience in California employment and leave laws.  Knowledge of and experience with employment and leave laws in EU and other countries.

Seeking an Employment Attorney with hands-on experience managing employment cases, including wrongful termination, discrimination and wage and hour matters, and handling employment jury and/or court trials.

  • Provide expert advice and counsel to internal partners regarding compliance with existing employment laws and new legislation;
  • Provide expert advice and counsel on issues such as state and federal employment discrimination and anti-harassment statutes; FMLA and disability law claims; USERRA; state and federal wage and hour laws and the FLSA; equal pay;  contingent workers' issues; affirmative action and diversity; employee discipline and termination; restructuring; whistleblower laws; wrongful discharge claims; and drafting employment agreements and policies;
  • Proactively provide advice and counsel on employment issues and work on legal projects to improve business policies and processes;
  • Partner with the internal partners to effectively solve complex, multi-dimensional problems regarding Employment matters; and
  • Support and contribute to Employment team's annual objectives and Human Capital Initiatives.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum 10 years experience preferred.
  • J.D. required.
  • Admission to a state bar.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Problem resolution and analytical skills and the ability to interact well with all organizational levels
  • Leadership experience required if leading team of professionals.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle and strategically prioritize numerous projects in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Ability to resolve novel, complex issues with a resourceful “can-do” attitude.
  • Thoughtful and creative approach to finding business solutions for legal issues.
  • Balanced and solid judgment in ambiguous and time sensitive situations.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision while still being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to successfully partner with business clients, foster teamwork, and to provide outstanding leadership and guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Some travel.

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University of Cincinnati, Immigration Law Adjunct Professor

Related Duties:

  • Establish an environment conducive to student engagement by effectively planning and preparing for classes, responding quickly to student requests for assistance and ensuring that students enjoy a powerful learning experience
  • Identify opportunities to enhance student engagement through collaboration with colleagues who provide academic and professional guidance
  • Promote student success by demonstrating a flexible style and exhibit a passion for teaching by devoting time and energy to develop scholarly excellence
  • Foster a positive learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades on time, and enforcing academic and attendance policies
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching, show enthusiasm in the classroom and motivate students to perform to the limit of their capabilities
  • Direct innovative and creative classroom discussions, make quality presentations and conduct prompt grading
  • Be available for consultation with students
  • Implement and embrace our curriculum and objectives by engaging students

Please apply here

Qualifications

  • JD
  • Higher Education teaching experience is preferred
  • Solid subject matter expertise and outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent motivational and instructional skills to be effective in a non-traditional environment
University of Cincinnati, Real Estate Adjunct Professor

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he College of Law is seeking a part-time Adjunct Professor, particularly Attorneys with extensive knowledge in Real Estate Transactions. At Cincinnati Law, the students learn from top legal practitioners and scholars, study in a collaborative and diverse student-centered setting, in a top-ranked city that provides unparalleled opportunities both within and beyond the classroom.

 

Related Duties:

  • Establish an environment conducive to student engagement by effectively planning and preparing for classes, responding quickly to student requests for assistance and ensuring that students enjoy a powerful learning experience
  • Identify opportunities to enhance student engagement through collaboration with colleagues who provide academic and professional guidance
  • Promote student success by demonstrating a flexible style and exhibit a passion for teaching by devoting time and energy to develop scholarly excellence
  • Foster a positive learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades on time, and enforcing academic and attendance policies
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching, show enthusiasm in the classroom and motivate students to perform to the limit of their capabilities
  • Direct innovative and creative classroom discussions, make quality presentations and conduct prompt grading
  • Be available for consultation with students
  • Implement and embrace our curriculum and objectives by engaging students

Please apply here

 

Qualifications

  • JD
  • Prior higher education teaching experience is preferred
  • Solid subject matter expertise and outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent motivational and instructional skills to be effective in a non-traditional environment
Supervising Attorney, Civil Rights Corps.

Civil Rights Corps (“CRC”) is searching for an experienced Supervising Attorney to work closely with our Director of Litigation and a growing team of exceptional attorneys and investigators. The Supervising Attorney will manage a team of lawyers and supervise an ambitious docket that directly challenges the brutality of our criminal system.

Job Description

The Supervising Attorney will supervise and engage in impact litigation and advocacy. The Supervising Attorney reports to the Director of Litigation. Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Serve as close partner to the Director of Litigation in the development of litigation strategies and case priorities;
  • Oversee litigation teams, responsible for approving major strategic decisions, and managing the preparation of pleadings, motions, briefs, and discovery.
  • Ensure connection of casework and litigation strategy to local community, directly impacted individuals, and broader movement goals;
  • Advocate in court;
  • Supervise attorneys (in addition to supervising individual cases);
  • Work with the Director of Litigation to arrange, conduct and guide trainings as needed;
  • Ensure that litigation is well coordinated with CRC’s communications, policy, community engagement, and operation teams; and
  • Occasionally serve as a spokesperson for CRC.

Qualifications

The ideal applicant is passionate about social justice, an outstanding and experienced attorney, interpersonally and culturally competent and able to work well in a collaborative environment. Innovative thinking, an unwillingness to accept things as they are, and a strong work ethic are essential. Specific qualifications for this position include:

  • Outstanding legal work, as established by many of the following criteria:
    • Experience directly representing clients and significant courtroom litigation experience;
    • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written advocacy, investigation and development of cases, and public speaking skills;
    • Experience in both civil and criminal cases; work in civil rights litigation and with those directly impacted by the criminal system is preferred.
  • Excellent manager, as evidenced by such things as:
    • Day-to-day management of attorneys managing complex litigation and projects;
    • Leading goal setting processes and individual performance evaluations;
    • Effectively supervising teams of people, including trial teams and/or investigatory teams;
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with focus and effective prioritization.
    • Demonstrated commitment to training, mentoring and advancing more junior attorneys.
  • Demonstrated commitment to an integrated strategy, including litigation, policy and community engagement.
  • Race and identity competency, ability to understand and navigate issues of identity, power, and privilege with clients, partners and colleagues.
  • D. degree and a member in good standing of the bar of a U.S. state.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position based in Washington, DC and offers a competitive nonprofit salary with excellent benefits. The position also offers paid vacation and sick leave, including all federal holidays. 

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and four references. Please include as one of the references someone whom you have supervised.   In your cover letter please include one or more examples of litigation in which you have applied an integrated strategy, including policy changes or engagement with and accountability to the community represented by your clients.

The position is open until filled. Materials should be addressed to jobs@civilrightscorps.org. Please include your name and “SA” in the subject line.

Managing Attorney, Legal Access Project

The University of Cincinnati College of Law (UC-COL) seeks the inaugural Managing Attorney for The Legal Access Project (TLAP). 

TLAP is a newly created collaborative venture whose primary mission is to help narrow the justice gap in Southwest Ohio by providing affordable legal representation to people of modest means in Cincinnati and surrounding communities. This program will also prepare recent graduates of UC-COL to: (1) practice law at a high level of quality, efficiency, and effectiveness and (2) operate sustainable solo or small law firms. TLAP is a unique and innovative law firm, one of a handful in the U.S. and the only one of its kind in Ohio; this is also owned and operated by UC-COL.

To launch this path breaking project, UC-COL seeks a Managing Attorney, whose responsibilities will include: (1) building the project from the ground up, in particular, establishing a solid client base (2) operating TLAP, including managing day-to-day administrative matters, TLAP staff, and finances (3) building and maintaining relationships with TLAP staff, clients, the community, law school representatives, TLAP donors, and other TLAP stakeholders and (4) implementing TLAP strategies and achieving its vision, including self-sustainability by its third year.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Client recruitment and relations, including development of primary practice areas and fee structure
  • Developing and maintaining client intake procedures, while managing client caseloads
  • Budgeting and business planning, including periodic reporting to law school representatives
  • Hiring, developing, coordinating, and managing attorneys, paralegals, and student externs, including recruiting volunteer mentors and supervisors
  • Developing appropriate systems, policies, and procedures for the efficient operation of TLAP
  • Managing donor and grantor relations/reporting and assisting with future fundraising, as needed
  • Collaborating with bar associations, law firms, courts, community organizations, media, and legal community to further the mission of TLAP
  • Designing and teaching a course on the “Business of Law” to current students of UC-COL, TLAP staff, and others, as appropriate
  • Identifying and developing opportunities for revenue enhancement, including the organization of continuing legal education seminars and other types of community training and events

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited United States school of law with excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Active license to practice law in the State of Ohio with admission to the Ohio Bar Association. 
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills with a commitment to diversity and the ability to work with opposing personalities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of litigation experience, with some experience in transactional work.
  • Experience managing lawyers, including training, mentoring, and supervising lawyers with minimal or no experience.
  • Experience managing a law practice, including responsibility for its operations, community engagement, and overall finances.
  • Commitment to, and passion for, access to justice initiatives.
  • Strong connections within the greater Cincinnati legal community.
  • Ability to work well with others and adapt to an evolving work environment.
  • Familiarity with use of technology in efficient delivery of legal services.
  • Prior teaching, mentoring, and fundraising experience.

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Frost Brown Todd LLC Bankruptcy Associate

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 entry level bankruptcy associate for the Cincinnati, Ohio office.  Interested candidates should have experience in corporate restructuring matters, including the representation of debtors, secured creditors and unsecured creditors in complex bankruptcy cases, workouts and restructurings. 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 at https://www.frostbrowntodd.com/careers-attorneys-positions.html to submit your application. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.