Attorney Services Counsel - Office of Attorney Services

  • 09 Jul 2020 9:13 AM
    Message # 9090420
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Attorney Services Counsel in the Office of Attorney Services.  This position will provide legal and administrative support in matters relating to the regulation of the bar of Ohio; provide fulltime staff support to the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and furtherance of the duties and responsibilities assigned to the Commission in Gov. Bar. R. XV; and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Attorney Services. 

    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.

    • Assists the Director of Attorney Services in the performance of duties and activities assigned to the Attorney Services Division.
    • Works with the Director and appropriate staff on matters related to the licensing and regulation of attorneys. Works with committees and commissions for which the Office of Attorney Services is assigned responsibility.  Provides support to Attorney Services staff as directed by Director.
    • Performs a variety of duties related to planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing all aspects of the Commission on Professionalism’s responsibilities. Work involves implementing the Commission's duties as defined in Government of the Bar Rule XV.
    • Oversees and administers the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring program for attorneys newly admitted to the practice of law in Ohio; submits a report to the Supreme Court providing statistics about program participants, an overview of feedback from participant evaluations, and an assessment of the program’s success.
    • Develops policies and undertakes activities under the direction of the Commission; supports and coordinates the work of the Commission; attends and participates in Commission meetings.
    • Monitors and assists professionalism efforts and activities in Ohio courts, bar associations, the Judicial College, and law schools, and by similar entities outside Ohio.
    • Makes recommendations to the Commission and Supreme Court regarding sponsorship and promotion of professionalism efforts and activities.
    • Assists in the development of educational materials and other information for use in law school orientation programs, law school curricula, new lawyer training programs, and continuing education programs that emphasize professionalism.
    • Builds relationships with and makes recommendations to judicial organizations, bar associations, law schools, and other entities on methods to enhance professionalism.
    • Develops and presents CLE programs and writes articles and other materials on the subject of professionalism.
    • Prepares and submits to the Commission a proposed annual budget as well as proposals for supplemental funding as needed.



    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent; graduation from an ABA-approved law school.
    • Member in good standing of the Ohio State Bar; and thorough knowledge of rules and standards governing the professional conduct of lawyers and judges.
    • Experience in the practice of law or the management of an organization that provides service to lawyers or law-related professionals is preferred.
    • Excellent writing, presentation, and public speaking skills essential.
    • This position also requires the ability to organize and deliver CLE courses; express orally and in writing ideas on professional subjects clearly and concisely; work collaboratively with Commission members and other entities.
    • Perform computer operations in Windows and Microsoft Word.
    • Some in-state travel 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 Director of Attorney Services.

    The starting salary range, which is commensurate with experience, is $76,000 - $83,000

    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 July 22, 2020. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at and attach all of the following:

    • Complete application online
    • Complete the supplemental questions online
    • Upload a resume
    • Upload a cover letter with Salary Requirements

    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 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.

    Apply online 

    Last modified: 09 Jul 2020 9:15 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

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