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Staff Attorney

Community Legal Aid Services Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Akron, OH posted November 7, 2021.

Community Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm that believes all individuals, including those who are impoverished, should have the opportunity to control, improve, and enrich their lives and the communities in which they live. Legal Aid advocates provide free civil legal help to low-income residents in eight counties in northeast Ohio.

Job Description:

Community Legal Aid’s staff attorneys serve as the primary contact for transforming the lives of our clients. Our attorneys are fierce advocates for our clients, meeting their immediate legal needs, but also addressing their holistic needs through direct representation, education, and community resource referrals.

Serving on the front-line of Legal Aid’s work, staff attorneys address both individual and systemic legal issues that perpetuate the cycle of poverty. Successful candidates will use their skills to identify, find solutions for, and remediate the root causes of inequities in our justice system, including litigation, policy advocacy, and client and stakeholder education.

Job Qualifications:

  • Admitted to the practice of law in Ohio, sitting for the July 2021 Bar Exam, or eligible for admission without examination,

  • Demonstrated interest in and sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals, as well as motivation to improve their lives,

  • Commitment to Legal Aid’s core values of diversity, empathy, justice, leadership, professionalism, respect, and transformation,

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities,

  • Proven professional attitude and excellent persuasive abilities,

  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality,

  • Ability to work independently, with excellent analytical and organizational skills,

  • Strong oral and written communication skills,

  • Strong research skills,

  • High level of comfort using and learning new technology,

  • Ability to speak Spanish or another language is highly desirable.

Location: One position in each office in Akron, Canton, Warren, and Youngstown, Ohio

Reports To: Managing Attorney

Salary: $50,000+ Depending on Experience. Excellent working environment and benefits.

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply:

Community Legal Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity — on our staff, with our clients, and in the communities we serve.