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Employment Opportunity - Lucas County

TLAS Fellowship Program is hiring up to six attorneys in Lucas County, Ohio.  Successful candidates must be licensed with the Ohio Supreme Court.  Graduates from an accredited college of law who are awaiting Ohio bar results will be considered for the program.  Please see http://www.nlada.org/node/27416 for a more detailed description. Email cover letter and resume by October 11, 2019 to: ToledoLegalAidSociety@Yahoo.com.

Employment Opportunity - Knox County

Qualifications for the position include a law degree from an accredited law school and being admitted to practice in Ohio.  However, applicants who are taking the July 2019 bar exam will also be considered. 

Prior experience with juvenile court proceedings is preferred but not required. The candidate who is selected will also be cross trained in order to assist the public defenders in the municipal court and the felony court. The ability to relate to indigent clients with special needs is essential. This is a full-time position, therefore, the outside practice of law is not permitted. 

The starting salary will be $50,000, plus the full range of benefits including medical insurance and possibility of participating in a program to have student loans forgiven. 

Please email a cover letter and resume to: JohnPyle@co.knox.oh.us

John Pyle

Knox County Public Defender

110 East High Street

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050