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Full-time Term Judicial Law Clerk/Staff Attorney - Ginger Block

Position:                  Full-time Term Judicial Law Clerk/Staff Attorney

Term:                        February 9, 2021* - August 2022, with a possible 2-year extension

Judge-Elect:           Ginger Bock

Opening Date:      November 12, 2020

Closing Date:         December 11, 2020

Salary:                      Approx. $80,000 plus benefits

Introduction:        Judge-Elect Ginger Bock of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals is seeking a full-time judicial law clerk/staff attorney for an 18-month term, beginning February 9, 2021. This position could be extended two years at the Judge’s discretion.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: Review case briefs and records, perform legal research, prepare bench memoranda, and work with the judge to draft opinions.

Qualifications: Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school by the time of employment, have excellent academic credentials, possess superior legal research, writing, and analytical skills, and be proficient in computer technology. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or be eligible to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates may apply by emailing a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and reference letters to judgegingerbock@gmail.com.

Participation in the interview process will be at the applicant’s own expense. The Court will not pay for relocation expenses. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

*Current third-year law students are encouraged to apply and may postpone the start date until after the Bar exam.

Full-time Term Judicial Law Clerk/Staff Attorney- Ginger Block

Position:                  Full-time Term Judicial Law Clerk/Staff Attorney

Term:                        February 9, 2021* - August 2023

Judge-Elect:           Ginger Bock

Opening Date:      November 12, 2020

Closing Date:         December 11, 2020

Salary:                      Approx. $80,000 plus benefits

Introduction:        Judge-Elect Ginger Bock of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals is seeking a full-time judicial law clerk/staff attorney for a term beginning February 9, 2021 through August 2023.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: Review case briefs and records, perform legal research, prepare bench memoranda, and work with the judge to draft opinions.

Qualifications: Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school by the time of employment, have excellent academic credentials, possess superior legal research, writing, and analytical skills, and be proficient in computer technology. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or be eligible to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates may apply by emailing a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and reference letters to judgegingerbock@gmail.com.

Participation in the interview process will be at the applicant’s own expense. The Court will not pay for relocation expenses. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

*Current third-year law students are encouraged to apply and may postpone the start date until after the Bar exam.

U.S. Magistrate Judge - Southern District of Ohio, Dayton

U.S. Magistrate Judge vacancy for U.S. Southern District of Ohio in Dayton. 

Salary is $199,088 annually.  For job qualifications, more info, and

application process please go to www.ohsd.uscourts.gov

Closing date: 12/31/2020   EOE     

City of Delaware, OH - Chief Prosecutor

Under the direction of the City Attorney, oversee the City Prosecutor's Office. Manage the prosecutorial team and prepare and prosecute cases in the Delaware Municipal Court, including all violations of the City Charter, ordinances, and Ohio statutes.  Assist the City Attorney in civil matters as needed.  This position has a high degree of autonomy and works directly with multiple agencies including law enforcement, courts, and administration. This position may be required to attend City meetings outside of regular office hours. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  1. Plan, organize and direct activities of the Prosecutor's Office.
  2. Carry out all operations of the Prosecutor's Office by maintaining, enforcing and improving policy and procedures within the department.
  3. Develop and manage work plans for self and staff that focus on meeting goals and objectives.
  4. Maintain docket of criminal cases by preparing cases for trial, negotiating plea agreements, conducting trials and pretrial hearings, and preparing written motions, pleadings, arguments, and other memoranda.
  5. Manage personnel by recommending staffing levels, hiring new employees, providing and overseeing training programs, developing and implementing work performance standards, evaluating work performance and addressing performance not meeting expectations.
  6. Meet with and advise the City Attorney and City staff on legal, administrative, and operational matters impacting the City.
  7. Draft legislation and local ordinances.
  8. Research issues affecting City government and writes legal memorandums as assigned.
  9. Participate in ongoing legal education to remain current on criminal and civil law.
  10. Work on civil projects assigned by City Attorney including legal research, drafting, and reviewing documents as needed.

 SKILLS 

  • Skill in understanding and fairly applying all applicable prosecutorial tools and resources.
  • Fundamental management, administration, analytical, budgeting and financial skills necessary to effectively manage the department.
  • Skill in organizing the work of self and others, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines with minimal direction.
  • Skill in using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and effective leadership methods.
  • Skill in dealing courteously and diplomatically with the general public, law enforcement, and the legal community.
  • Skill in trying cases to a judge and jury.

Training, Experience, and Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, and a Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree from an accredited law school.
  2. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor.
  3. Progressive management responsibilities experience of other attorneys and administrative staff.
  4. Demonstrated courtroom and criminal and jury trial experience.
  5. Demonstrated adherence to appropriate rules of professional and ethical conduct as set forth in the Code of Professional Responsibility, or as otherwise prescribed by law or generally accepted professional standards.
  6. Demonstrated brief writing experience and clear, concise writing style.
  7. Must be a member, in good standing, of the bar of the State of Ohio.

Please apply here

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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