Staff Attorney Position, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

  • 31 Jul 2017 10:39 AM
    Message # 5003781
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Southeastern Ohio Legal Services is looking for an individual with a demonstrated commitment to making a difference in the lives of indigent people and their communities, especially survivors of domestic violence, for an attorney position in its New Philadelphia office which serves Tuscarawas, Guernsey, Coshocton, and Holmes counties.  Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) which serves low income and senior citizens in 30 counties in southeastern and central Ohio, is one component of Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA) which fights poverty and its impact through its field programs, SEOLS and The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, and its statewide advocacy program, the Ohio Poverty Law Center.  The attorney would focus a majority of his/her time holistically helping and advocating for victims of domestic violence with their remaining time focused on general poverty law representation and advocacy.

    OSLSA attorneys are encouraged and supported in being creative, effective advocates in federal, state, and local judicial, administrative, and legislative advocacy and forums. Additional information about OSLSA is available at: www.seols.org; www.; columbuslegalaid.org; and www.ohiopovertylawcenter.org.

     

    In addition to aggressive direct client representation in areas of family, housing, consumer, benefits, health, utility law and individual rights, OSLSA attorneys have:

    1. Established the right to counsel for indigents in Ohio’s juvenile custody proceedings and are pursuing the right for parents defending against involuntary adoptions.

    2. Established due process rights for indigents in their dealings with utilities, rights of tenants not to be evicted extrajudicially by landlords shutting off their utilities, women not to be denied service due to ex-spouses unpaid bills, tenants’ rights to service in their own name, etc.

    3. Organized law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, medical providers and shelters into domestic violence councils and successfully pursued federal litigation to ensure effective enforcement of Ohio’s domestic violence laws.          

    4. Played a leading role in successful efforts to pass Ohio’s Domestic Violence Act and to restrict payday lenders’ abuses in Ohio.

    5. Gone to federal court to get Ohio Dept. of Medicaid to comply with federal law and due process resulting in 180,000 low income Ohioans having their medical coverage reinstated.

    In addition to a salary of $44,500+ DOE, excellent benefits/leave package and LRAP through our state funder, OSLSA provides excellent ongoing training through its New Attorney Training Program, CLE-approved one and multiple day trainings on substantive poverty law and trial advocacy skills, including preparation and presentation of a mock jury trial, programwide retreats, and encouragement/opportunities to participate in statewide task forces and advocacy efforts.

    Applicants must be admitted to the Ohio bar or pending results from latest bar exam. If interested, submit resume, writing sample, and references, along with a cover letter to James Daniels, SEOLS Director, jdaniels@oslsa.org.

    Last modified: 04 Jun 2018 2:25 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

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