Managing Attorney

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Legal Aid Society of Columbus
150 Oak Street
Marion, OH 43302
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Street address: 
1108 City Park Avenue
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to making a difference in the lives of indigent people and their communities for a managing attorney position in our Marion office.

The managing attorney is responsible for assuring the highest quality of legal advocacy by the office through providing leadership to attorneys and paralegals, identifying and engaging in impact representation (including litigation and other advocacy), litigation planning, strategy, and community education, helping to identifying and pursue funding, and working with management to ensure compliance with all program policies, regulations, and funding requirements of the program.

Our Marion office covers four counties (Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union). The office currently has 3 staff attorneys, 1 paralegal and 1.5 support staff. LASC is one part of the Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA). LASC shares upper management with our sister organization, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, and the statewide advocacy program, the Ohio Poverty Law Center. Additional information about our programs is available at, and


• Licensed to practice in Ohio, eligible for admission by reciprocity, or willing to take the next available bar examination;
• Management and leadership abilities;
• Ability to build a team and be part of the management team;
• Commitment to serving the indigent;
• At least three years of relevant experience, including progressive advocacy experience;
• Capable in and appreciative of the use of technology;
• Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to think and plan strategically;
• Ability to demonstrate and promote a positive work ethic and work environment;
• Readiness to travel throughout the office’s service area.

To apply: 

Reply with resume, writing sample, and references to: Kathleen C. McGarvey, Director, at [email protected]

LASC is an equal opportunity employer. LASC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.
Salary range: 
$58,000+ DOE, we offer excellent benefits, a generous leave package, eligibility for the Ohio legal Assistance Foundation Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), and excellent ongoing training opportunities.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, July 24, 2017