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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

 


 

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

Children's Law Center - Executive Director

THE OPPORTUNITY:

  • Do you have a passion for juvenile justice?
  • Do you want to leverage your leadership skills in a highly respected and vibrant organization?
  • Do you embrace being the face of an organization with community leaders, policymakers, judges, and peers?
  • Do you have the desire and vison to drive change on a regional and national level?

CLIENT SUMMARY: 

Since 1989, the Children’s Law Center (CLC) continues to be a dynamic non-profit legal services organization serving Kentucky and Ohio, with regional and national reach.  Located in Covington, Kentucky, it provides both individual and systemic advocacy for children and youth, focusing on juvenile justice, children in need of protection, and education-related issues. The agency provides high quality legal representation to over 500 individual children and youth each year, and engages in impact litigation, policy initiatives, and training and education programs which further the rights of children. 

The CLC currently has 12 employees and an annual budget of just under $1 million.  Funding is provided through national, state, and local grants as well as corporate and individual contributions.  It maintains its headquarters in Covington, but has a satellite office in Lexington, Kentucky.

JOB SUMMARY:  

The Children’s Law Center is seeking a new Executive Director to progress the mission of CLC and provide leadership, insight, and direction for the future.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for CLC’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The Executive Director will also refresh and activate a recently completed strategic plan.

 

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising and communications; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize CLC volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek, and build Board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing operations and future growth
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain CLC’s high-performance team  
  • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and other constituents

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and future expansion with a focus on increasing the level of unrestricted funds
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of continuing to strengthen the brand
  • Use external presence and relationships to initiate new opportunities for funding and community engagement

Programming and Litigation:

  • Provide leadership and direct engagement in litigation, policy, education, and communications work in carrying out the priorities of the organization
  • Create effective partnerships to enhance the capacity of CLC to engage in multi-strategy initiatives to meet priorities
  • Lead and continue to develop the NKU Chase Children’s Law Center Clinic, providing on-going opportunities for law students throughout the region with practical litigation experience and valuable pro bono service opportunities

Planning & New Business:

  • Refine and execute the recently created strategic plan to ensure long-term program support and expansion of services and advocacy initiatives
  • Be a well-respected external, local, and national presence that publishes and communicates the successes of CLC’s programs and advocacy initiatives.

IDEAL CANDIDATES’ QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong alignment with the CLC mission
  • Dynamic, collaborative, and creative leader with a record of success leading and growing an organization with a focus on recruiting, developing, and retaining talent
  • Demonstrated commitment to making diversity and inclusion a top priority
  • High level of respect from community leaders, judges, and peers in the legal community
  • Good standing as an attorney with a minimum of 8 years of practice
  • Licensed as an attorney in Kentucky and Ohio  or eligible for  reciprocal bar admission in both states.
  • Successful track record in marketing and fundraising, including grant writing, donor solicitations and special events
  • Deep understanding of children’s law issues, including education law, juvenile justice, child victim issues, and children’s civil rights issues and credible spokesperson on these issues
  • Strong litigation skills, including state, federal, and administrative forums
  • Current knowledge of policy work on critical issues affecting children and families; can be a visionary to drive system change
  • Strong financial acumen and experience with owning and managing a budget, including audits and other non-profit reporting
  • Experience and understanding of working with boards of non-profit organizations
  • Strong working knowledge of non-profit law and practice
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

THE PAYOFF:

  • Make an impact on the lives of children everyday while also driving systemic change
  • Lead an engaged, committed, and talented staff
  • Collaborate with a passionate and energized Board
  • Take a well-regarded, financially stable organization to its next level of growth and impact
  • Enjoy a manageable schedule, healthy culture, and great variety in your day!

Children’s Law Center is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or socioeconomic status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  Children’s Law Center also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Barry Elkus at Gilman Partners at belkus@gilmanpartners.com or 513-842-5331. 

Contact:

Barry Elkus, Partner

belkus@gilmanpartners.com

513.842.5331

City of Cincinnati’s Law Department - Senior Economic Development Attorney

The Cincinnati Office of the City Solicitor is hiring a Senior Economic Development Attorney to serve as (i) primary legal counsel on complex financial and development transactions, and (ii) advisor to City departments and elected officials on matters relating to economic development, public finance, and development incentives. The City’s economic development group offers a collegial, supportive, and team-based practice setting while engaging with a variety of interesting and transformative projects, such as the FC Cincinnati stadium project, Willkommen scattered-site housing development, and Artistry mixed-use development. The ideal candidate has at least 5 years’ legal experience, is civic-minded, and embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

The salary for the position will be competitive commensurate with experience and skill set.  Interested parties may submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Lisa Kunz at lisa.kunz@cincinnati-oh.gov.

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.

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.

Frost Brown Todd, LLC - Employee Benefits Associate

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ASSOCIATE

Frost Brown Todd, a full-service AM Law 200 firm with more than 500 attorneys in 15 markets across nine states and Washington DC, seeks an associate with at least three years of relevant experience to join its employee benefits group, in Louisville, Nashville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati or Lexington (Kentucky).  FBT’s employee benefits group represents employers in all facets of employee benefits and executive compensation, and is a vibrant group with attorneys across five markets.  Candidates should possess an excellent academic record, strong team skills, as well as good writing and oral communication skills.  An LLM / Employee Benefits Certificate would be desirable.  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.

Frost Brown Todd, LLC - Patent Prosecution Associate

PATENT PROSECUTION ASSOCIATE

Frost Brown Todd, a full-service AM Law 200 firm with more than 500 attorneys in 15 markets across nine states and Washington DC, seeks an associate with 2-4 years of experience in patent prosecution for the Cincinnati, OH, Dallas, TX, or Indianapolis, IN office. A successful candidate will possess either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field, be admitted to the USPTO, and be experienced in drafting computer software and hardware applications. Qualified candidates will also possess excellent academic credentials, writing and communication skills, and be capable of independent and creative work. 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.

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.

Frost Brown Todd, LLC - Tax Associate

TAX ASSOCIATE

The Cincinnati, Ohio office of Frost Brown Todd, a full-service AM Law 200 firm with more than 500 attorneys in 15 markets across nine states and Washington DC, seeks a Tax Associate with 2-6 years of experience with general federal, state and local tax issues.  Experience in general corporate law matters would also be helpful. A solid tax background is a must (LLM preferred but not required), and training/experience in accounting preferred 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.

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.
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.

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.

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

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

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
Ohio State Bar Association - Assistant Bar Counsel

OSBA Assistant Bar Counsel

 

The Ohio State Bar Association, a Columbus-based statewide professional association for attorneys, is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Bar Counsel.  This unique opportunity will provide the qualified candidate with an opportunity to utilize their talents with a well-respected and employee-oriented organization.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist as staff counsel to the Certified Grievance Committee.
  • Assist as staff counsel to the Certified Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.
  • Serves, along with General Counsel, as the Association SME in legal ethics and the unauthorized practice of law.
  • Creates and teaches continuing legal education classes, authors articles, and serves as the Association resource.
  • Leads investigations and trains volunteer members.
  • Experience litigating before the Board of Professional Conduct strongly preferred.

 

Job requirements include the following:

  • Education: Juris doctorate
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, with demonstrated investigatory and trial experience as lead counsel.
  • Skills: Detail orientated, ability to multitask
  • Other Qualifications: Familiarity with Code of Judicial Conduct, Rules of Professional Conduct, Gov. BarR. V and VIII; strong communication skills; familiar with technology, and proven ability to work with volunteers.

 

The Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse environment.  The OSBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or physical or mental disability.  Please send cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to:  Kelly Adams, Ohio State Bar Association, 1700 Lake Shore Drive, PO Box 16562, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6562 or email to kadams@ohiobar.org.   No third parties or phone calls please.

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.

Supreme Court of Ohio - Diversity and Inclusion Counsel

The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Diversity and Inclusion Counsel in the Office of Chief Legal Counsel.  The Diversity and Inclusion Counsel will, under the direction of the Chief Legal Counsel, provide comprehensive, strategic, and programmatic leadership and vision that advances and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion for the benefit of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Judicial Branch. 

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Will serve as the primary staff manager for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs related to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, culture, region, religious or spiritual beliefs, disability, age, gender (including transgender), and sexual orientation/sexual identity (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, etc.) within the court system. 
  • Works in close consultation with the Administrative Director and Chief Legal Counsel to facilitate considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the formulation and adoption of rules, policies, procedures, practices, and communications. 
  • Identifies emerging issues and provides recommendations to the Chief Justice, Administrative Director, and to the Chief Legal Counsel. 
  • Participates in or acts as staff liaison to committees, boards, task forces, commissions, and workgroups.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Human Resources and the Director of the Ohio Judicial College, develops training to educate employees at all levels on how to recognize, accommodate, and appreciate diversity, equity, and inclusion in carrying out the judiciary’s mission.
  • Develops metrics for measuring the effectiveness of Court’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and prepares reports on the value of the implemented initiatives.
  • Develops, implements, and sustains partnerships with other state and local government entities and community organizations.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Human Resources, develops and implements outreach plan to attract diverse job candidates.
  • Ensures, in conjunction with the Director of Human Resources, compliance with all EEO laws.
  • May provide work direction to administrative staff as it relates to specific tasks and/or projects.
  • Attends staff and other work-related meetings, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education opportunities in order to stay informed of legal updates.
  • When not engaged in diversity, equity, and inclusion duties, perform other functions and duties of the Office of Chief Legal Counsel.  This includes but is not limited to reviewing contracts; preparing legal memoranda and oral and written reports; drafting Court rules, policies, and procedures; reviewing and preparing responses to public records requests; reviewing pleadings, motions, memoranda, and briefs in litigation against the Court; and conducting special projects as assigned.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance is required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.   

 

Qualifications

 

  • Requires a law degree, membership in good standing of the Ohio bar.
  • Five or more years relevant experience in the field of diversity and inclusion strongly preferred; prior experience in the Ohio Court System preferred 
  • Demonstrable high-level business acumen and aptitude and collaborative leadership qualities generally, and specifically with regard to the ability to converse about diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, cultural competency, and relevant evidence-based research and best practices.
  • Understanding of national and regional trends in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and engagement with relevant professional associations on the national, state, or local level.
  • Must possess exceptional organization, communication and interpersonal skills.  Requires the ability to interact with supervisor, co-workers, judges, justices, attorneys, court personnel, and/or the public.  
  • Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information.
  • Requires the ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form with supervisor, co-workers, judges, justices, attorneys, court administrators or other court personnel and/or the public.  
  • Must possess proven skills to demonstrate strong public speaking and sound grammar/writing abilities.
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Requires the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Requires the ability to identify information, materials, and resources needed to complete a project or assignment.
  • Requires the ability to handle confidential information and materials in a discrete and professional manner.
  • Requires intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Travel is expected and required. Some overnight travel may be necessary. A valid driver’s license required.  Requires the ability to work non-standard hours as needed.

*Special Requirements:  This position is regularly exposed to sensitive information and the incumbent is expected to keep any such information strictly confidential.

At-Will Employment

The Supreme Court of Ohio is an at-will employer that seeks to attract, employ, and retain highly skilled and motivated individuals, attempts to maintain staff continuity for the efficiency of its operation, and desires to foster and maintain an ethical, professional, and impartial work environment. Pursuant to Adm. P. 4 (At-Will Employment), no person shall be offered or denied a position of employment with the Court, and no employee shall have the employee's employment terminated based upon political party affiliation, political activity permitted under Adm. P. 17 (Employee Code of Ethics), or other partisan considerations. Further, no employee shall have the employee's employment terminated with or without cause unless upon the concurrence of a majority of the Court.

 

Major Worker Characteristics: 

The Court seeks to recruit and retain talented individuals with a commitment to public service.

 

This is an exempt unclassified position reporting to the Chief Legal Counsel.

The salary for the position will be set based on experience with a range beginning at $90,000.

The Supreme Court of Ohio offers a generous compensation package which includes salaries reviewed annually for market adjustments; health, vision, dental, and life insurance; 14% employer contribution to the state retirement plan (OPERS); tuition reimbursement; flex time; and paid vacation, personal and sick time earned in the first month of employment.

Application Process

Formal consideration of interested applicants responding to this will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at www.careers.ohio.gov and attach all of the following:

  1. Complete application online
  2. Complete the supplemental questions online
  3. Upload a resume
  4. Upload a cover letter with Salary Requirements
  5. Upload a writing sample

Only completed applications will be considered.  In response to your application, this system will send you a confirmation email. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as practical. We will contact you if you are selected for an interview. Please do not duplicate your application and please, no phone inquiries.

Out of state applicants may apply; however, The Supreme Court of Ohio does not reimburse travel or relocation expenses.

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 pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.  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.

Southern District of Ohio, Bankruptcy Court - Term Law Clerk to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Jeffery P. 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 a bankruptcy course in law school and have two or more years of bankruptcy or civil litigation experience. Course work in secured transactions and 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.

Salary ranges from $67,214 (JSP 11/1) to $124,539 (JSP 13/10). Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and legal work experience.

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Preference given to applications received by May 28, 2021.

University of Cincinnati - Berry Director of the Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Job Overview

Provide oversight to all aspects of the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice with the exception of the Domestic Violence/Civil Protection Order (DV/CPO) Clinic.
 

Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement programming focused on issues of race, gender, sexuality, class and their intersections for students, faculty, alumni, and the community.
  • Grow and build on existing Jones Center programs; initiate and implement new Jones Center programs.  
  • Maintain connections/communication with Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) joint degree students and faculty (law faculty will continue to direct the joint degree program on the “law” side).
  • Raise funds to support new and existing projects. Research and apply for applicable grants. Develop resources and raise funds to support and expand the DV/CPO Clinic.
  • Explore and assess different publication options and platforms to showcase social justice research and writing to replace the former in-print Freedom Center Journal).
  • Develop support and resources for both ongoing and/or new community-based research projects and facilitate/coordinate research opportunities for Social Justice Fellows.
  • Work with admissions staff to select Social Justice Fellows during each admissions cycle, establish a formal mentoring program for Fellows, and work with Fellows to complete the Fellowship requirements (which include coursework and community-based research).
  • Optimize the Jones Center website and social media presence.
  • Serve as the key Jones Center contact for students, faculty, alumni, and the community, including other national and international scholars and non-law faculty at the University of Cincinnati.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

 

Required Education

J.D.

Required Experience

Five (5) years of experience working in public interest and/or social justice related fields.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including in program development and implementation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and high level of emotional intelligence, including the ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives. 
  • Proven commitment to social justice advocacy.  

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.