Job Announcement – Staff Attorney

  • 28 Aug 2018 1:42 PM
    Message # 6642802
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) is looking for an individual with a demonstrated commitment to making a difference in the lives of indigent people and their communities for a staff attorney position in our Columbus office.  The attorney will initially work on our Neighborhood Stabilization Project, funded through the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, focusing on meeting the needs of four local communities – South Linden, the Near East Side, the Near South Side and the Hilltop.   The substantive legal work will include assisting with estate planning documents, providing legal assistance to small business and nonprofit organization startups, and increasing access to lending opportunities.  The staff attorney may also work with our consumer, housing and pro bono teams to support their work on the Neighborhood Stabilization Project. 

    Our attorneys are encouraged and supported in being creative, effective advocates in federal, state, and local judicial, administrative and legislative forums.  Additional information about LASC is available at www.columbuslegalaid.org.

    Essential Duties

    • ·        Individual and group client counseling and representation;
    • ·        Community outreach;
    • ·        Development of partnerships with targeted community groups;
    • ·        Work collaboratively with other members of LASC staff, and members of each of our specialty teams;
    • ·        Ability to work with the private bar to facilitate pro bono opportunities;
    • ·        Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney. 

    Qualifications

    • ·        Licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio;
    • ·        Experience in legal services or advocacy on behalf of low income families, children, and/or neighborhoods;
    • ·        Demonstrated patience, compassion, respect and commitment to serving low-income and immigrant community members;
    • ·        Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
    • ·        Superior interpersonal skills to establish and maintain working relationships;
    • ·        Ability to facilitate collaboration as well as the ability to build and sustain productive relationships with diverse individuals, groups and organizations;
    • ·        Demonstrated project development and management skills;
    • ·        Exceptional problem solving, planning and organizational skills.

    In addition to a salary of $49,000 + DOE, we offer excellent benefits and leave package, eligibility for the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), and ongoing training opportunities. 

    Reply with resume, writing sample, and references to: Kathleen C. McGarvey, Director, at kmcgarvey@columbuslegalaid.org.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.


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