Help Center Staff Attorney – Cincinnati

  • Full Time
  • Cincinnati
  • Applications have closed

University of Cincinnati

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century  building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, whats Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among Americas top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview

The Hamilton County Municipal Court Help Center is a collaboration between the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. The Help Center provides self-represented litigants with information and limited legal advice to help them better advocate for themselves in the court system. The Help Center Attorney will provide limited legal advice to Help Center visitors.

Essential Functions

  • Provide limited legal advice consultations to Help Center visitors to help them understand the law/court processes, draft written pleadings, prepare for hearings and otherwise resolve civil legal issues. Assist with outcome tracking.
  • Draft and improve model pleadings.
  • Prepare self-help materials to assist self-represented litigants understand the law, court processes and litigate their cases.
  • Work to identify solutions to address systemic issues faced by self-represented litigants.
  • Help to recruit, train and supervise student interns and attorney volunteers.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

JD degree from an ABA-accredited United States school of law.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Active license to practice law in the State of Ohio with admission to the Ohio Bar Association.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience practicing in a Municipal Court
  • A strong committment to serving underserved and vulnerable people
  • Spanish Language abilities

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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