Administrative Attorney to Justice Pat DeWine

  • 18 Sep 2020 4:55 PM
    Message # 9246906
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking an experienced Administrative Attorney to provide administrative and legal support for Justice Pat DeWine. The position will commence on or about Monday, January 11, 2021. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

    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.

    Legal Duties

    • Review jurisdictional memoranda and prepare summaries and recommendations.
    • Perform legal research relating to matters before the Court.
    • Prepare legal memoranda.
    • Review requests for admission to the Ohio Bar without examination.
    • Supervise law student externs.

     Administrative Duties

    • Prepares all necessary information for Court conferences and maintains conference calendars.
    • Responsible for follow-up activities as a result of conferences; prepares and/or organizes all necessary information for committees the Justice may chair or on which he may participate.
    • Prepares a variety of documents, including both routine and complex correspondence, forms, confidential memoranda, and reports; proofreads material for correct grammar, punctuation, format, and accuracy of content; develops, manages and maintains a filing system; creates and maintains files, reports and spreadsheets as necessary.
    • Schedules meetings, appointments and travel arrangements, including expense report information.
    • Serves as the receptionist for the Justice; answer telephones; routes or responds to inquiries; opens and sends mail; and handles visitors and public.
    • Maintains office equipment and orders office supplies.
    • Directs requests from the Justice to appropriate staff, as requested.
    • Works with offices throughout the Court as it pertains to events involving the Justice.
    • Schedules CLE classes and submits to Attorney Registration for CLE credit; works with Attorney Registration to ensure CLE is current; maintains Financial Disclosure Statement.
    • Performs other related duties as requested by the Justice.


    Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, have excellent academic credentials, possess superior legal research, writing, and analytical skills, and be proficient in computer technology. Ohio Bar membership or pending membership is preferred, but not required.

    This position also requires considerable organizational and administrative skills, superb communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, the ability to conduct basic research on the Internet and the ability to handle multiple complex projects. Strong proofreading, composition and editing skills required.  Must have a good command of Microsoft Office application software to include proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Adobe PDF.

    Ability to respond appropriately to sensitive and/or confidential issues and deal effectively with the public and persons at highest level of state government, including judicial and legislative leaders a must.

    Major Worker Characteristics

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

    This is an exempt unclassified position that reports to Justice DeWine and the normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please note this position may frequently work extended hours, as needed.

    The starting salary is $69,500.

    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

    To be considered for this position, candidates must send their resume, cover letter & list of three references to .  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    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, 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 their employment terminated based solely upon political party affiliation, political activity permitted under Adm. P. 17 (Employee Code of Ethics), or other partisan considerations.

    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.

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