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Staff Attorney and Assistant Director of Legal Clinics

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: S000096
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Job Title: Staff Attorney and Assistant Director of Legal Clinics
Position Title: Staff Attorney and Assistant Director of Legal Clinics
Position Type: Administrative Staff
Classification: 2
Department: Legal Clinic-Lima
Benefits Summary:

Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% additional in matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), twenty days of vacation and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Pay Band:
Job Summary:

The attorney/instructor for the Legal Clinic in Lima works full-time and year-round. The duties of the attorney/instructor position include supervising and assessing clinic students, assisting in conducting case rounds, engaging in planning of clinic activities, and participating in other clinic projects including orientation, recruitment, trainings, and community events, along with the Director of Legal Clinics. In addition, s/he teaches one additional law class per year.

Scope:

The attorney/instructor for the Legal Clinic in Lima works full-time and year-round. The duties of the attorney/instructor position include supervising and assessing clinic students, assisting in conducting case rounds, engaging in planning of clinic activities, and participating in other clinic projects including orientation, recruitment, trainings, and community events, along with the Director of Legal Clinics. In addition, s/he teaches one additional law class per year.

Principal Responsibilities:

The attorney/instructor meets regularly with clinic students to discuss, strategize, plan, and review cases, and accompanies students to court and administrative hearings. S/he also helps students plan and carryout community education events. S/he focuses on lawyering skills development through cases and simulations, supervising students in their role as “legal interns”, and providing regular feedback, both orally and in writing, to students on their performance. Although the legal interns handle clients and cases directly, the attorney/instructor is the attorney of record and has the ultimate authority for the clinic cases. During student breaks and vacations, the attorney/instructor will be responsible for case management, including communication with clients, motions and trials. Vacations should be scheduled around the requirement of maintaining effective case coverage. Some evening and occasional weekend hours will be expected.

The Assistant Director works under the supervision of the Director of Legal Clinics and may be assigned additional responsibilities by the Director.

Required Skills:

In-depth knowledge of domestic relations, domestic violence, and/or child welfare is required. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and student supervision; excellent writing, editing, and oral advocacy skills; interpersonal skills; sound judgment and exceptional ethical standards; substantial trial experience; and a demonstrated commitment to working with low income individuals are all highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications:

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, minimum of three years practice experience in related areas, and admitted to practice in Ohio or eligible to seek admission by motion required.

Preferred Qualifications:
College Description:
Appointment Length: 12-months
Closing Date: 10/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Status: Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Associates Degree in progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Masters Degree in progress
    • PHD
    • PHD in progress
  2. * How many years of practice experience to do you have?
    • 1-2
    • 3-4
    • 4-5
    • 6+

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document