Legal Aid Seeks Attorneys – applications due 03/25/2018

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Are you a new or experienced attorney dedicated to providing high quality legal services to clients with low income?  Do you want to practice law in a setting that empowers and impacts individuals, families and communities?

Legal Aid seeks attorneys to fill at least 2 positions.  Recent law school graduates and experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.  Legal Aid attorneys represent individual clients in a variety of legal issues that impact shelter, health/safety, and economic security.  Areas of practice include housing, consumer, public benefits, education, family/domestic violence, employment/barriers to employment, and tax.

In addition to providing legal assistance to individual clients, Legal Aid attorneys engage in broad-based advocacy to impact client groups and communities.  Legal Aid attorneys work in partnership with other service providers to address community issues and engage in community legal education.  For example, Legal Aid is currently building partnerships with schools and other providers to serve the needs of families with small children, with a goal of stabilizing families so that children are able to succeed in school.  Legal Aid attorneys also collaborate with local, state and national colleagues.

One attorney hired during this process will represent clients in a variety of immigration matters, but especially focused on serving those immigrants whose physical safety is at risk – victims of domestic violence, crime, and human trafficking.  The other attorney’s assignment will be determined.

Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm whose mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions.  Founded in 1905, Legal Aid is the fifth oldest legal aid in the United States.  Legal Aid’s 75 staff (including 43 attorneys) and more than 2,000 volunteer lawyers use the power of the law to improve safety and health, shelter, and economic stability for low income clients.  For more, visit:  www.lasclev.org.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Be committed to Legal Aid’s mission.
  • Hold a JD and be licensed to practice law in Ohio or eligible to waive in or sit for the next bar.
  • Have experience in legal services or a nonprofit environment (strongly preferred).
  • Have working knowledge of state and federal law related to Legal Aid’s clients.
  • Have significant experience in immigration law (immigration attorney only).
  • Exhibit outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Have experience collaborating with other (non-legal) professions preferred.
  • Have excellent research, writing and advocacy skills.
  • Have strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Have excellent team- and partnership-building skills.
  • Be organized, able to plan and problem-solve, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Be willing to attend partnership meetings and events outside normal business hours.
  • Spanish language skills preferred.

Compensation & Benefits:  The salary for this position is $52,947+ DOE. Legal Aid offers an exceptional benefits package including healthcare, life and disability insurance, retirement savings plan with up to 13% employer contribution, and much more.  Visit www.lasclev.org/careers/overview for more information.

To Apply:  Send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to: careers@lasclev.org with “Attorney” in the email subject line.  Applications will be accepted through March 25, 2018.

Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, race, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

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