Closing Date: 15th July, 2023
Deadline for applications: July 15th, 2023
The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC (“Legal Aid Society”), seek to sponsor candidates for upcoming fellowships including but not limited to: the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Justice for All Fellowship for 2024-2026 and the Skadden Foundation Fellowship. Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm dedicated to reducing poverty and ensuring family stability through effective legal assistance. Legal Aid provides legal services in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in Southwest Ohio.
Our attorneys provide a full range of legal services to our client community. We represent clients in civil legal cases and advocate for low-income groups to address poverty and equity. Legal Aid has four practice groups: Housing and Consumer; Income, Work, and Health; Family and Immigration - including domestic violence cases; and Children & Education. If you want to make a difference in our community through dedicated service to our most vulnerable neighbors, we want to hear from you.
Legal Aid’s clients and their communities face many challenges. In addition to other proposals, we are open to fellowship proposals that include place-based advocacy to strengthen and stabilize neighborhoods and to proposals focused on the needs of clients in our five rural counties. Candidates for Fellowships are encouraged to bring forward proposals for work in an area of interest, such as advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, children’s issues, education, income and health disparities, or housing and community development. Legal Aid has worked successfully with public interest fellows over the years, and has recently hosted several public interest fellows including Equal Justice Works and the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s Justice for All Fellows. In addition, we are interested in Fellowship opportunities funded by law schools, law firms, and foundations.
Our intention is for Fellows to remain at Legal Aid to continue their important work after the Fellowship period expires, wherever possible.
Successful candidates will demonstrate: A sincere interest in public interest law; experience advocating for the interests of low-income clients; a strong academic record; excellent organization, writing, and communication skills; the ability to handle a demanding workload; reliable transportation to serve clients in a seven county service area; eligibility to take the Ohio Bar Exam before the beginning of their Fellowship; or licensure to practice law in Ohio; or licensure in another state with eligibility for temporary admission before taking the Ohio Bar Exam.
We are currently evaluating candidates and will continue to accept applications until July 15th, 2023. The salary will be as provided by the Fellowship program. The Legal Aid Society offers an excellent benefit package.