2017 Position Available - LAWO Staff Attorney

Post date: Jun 13, 2017 12:39:37 PM

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) seeks a bright, creative, hardworking attorney for its Toledo office.

The Attorney will work with our domestic relations and government benefits & health care practice groups to provide high quality, holistic legal representation to individuals experiencing domestic violence and seeking government benefits and health care. The attorney will work to enforce legal protections for clients; seek to improve legal protections and change public policy where needed; advance projects to improve economic independence for clients; and advocate for meaningful access to the court system, including using technology to streamline and simplify the pro se process.

The Attorney must have excellent interpersonal skills and be experienced in working in collaborative environments. Membership in the Ohio Bar or ability to be admitted by motion or temporary certification is required. Excellent legal and communication skills, experience with case management, Microsoft Office, GIS mapping software and an understanding of community lawyering preferred. Ability to relate well with low income clients and a commitment to legal services required. Attorneys with recent bar admissions are encouraged to apply. Legal experience in domestic relations, access to government benefits and health care, or poverty law in general is helpful. Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish helpful. Salary depends on relevant legal experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter electronically as soon as possible, in Microsoft Word format, to: Email: jobs@lawolaw.org

Subject: Staff Attorney – Domestic Relations & Benefits

LAWO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Equal access to LAWO’s office is available. Applicants requiring accommodation for the interview/ application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at the address listed above.