The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Attorney Services Counsel in the Office of Bar Admissions. This position provides legal and management assistance in administering the Court’s bar admission program and providing other legal support for the Attorney Services Division.
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.
Oversees the initial review, filing, and processing of applications or certifications;
Analyzes the applicant’s satisfaction of admission or certification requirements;
Coordinates character and fitness reviews for admissions without examinations applicants; works with local bar associations and the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness on resolving character and fitness matters;
Prepares summary and advisory memos to the Court to assist the Court in its admissions/licensure decisions. Tracks and informs Court of past action to insure consistency;
Coordinates presentations to the Court of attorneys who are granted admission without examination.
Position requires law degree, and admission to the practice of law and good standing in Ohio. Position also requires strong writing, legal research, public speaking, organizational, and computer skills. Some in-state and out-of-state travel as needed. Experience working with the public is helpful, as well as, administrative/program management experience in a legal setting
*Special Requirements: This position is regularly exposed to sensitive information and the incumbent is expected to keep any such information strictly confidential.
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, 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.
Formal consideration of interested applicants responding to this posting will begin December 28, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at www.careers.ohio.gov and attach all of the following:
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.
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug test. 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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