TLAS Fellowship Program

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Job location
Toledo, OH 43604
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Toledo Legal Aid Society
Street address: 
555 N. Erie Street, Suite 248
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Position Title: TLAS Fellowship Program (Four fellowships available)
Division: Felony and Misdemeanor (Combination)
Description: The TLAS Fellowship Program is intended to provide meaningful training and experience for entry-level attorneys. Each Fellow will be paired with an attorney from the felony division and an attorney from the misdemeanor division. These pairings will establish mentoring relationships with two experienced attorneys and will provide a strong foundation for a career in criminal defense. Fellows will engage in client interviews; conduct arraignments and bond modification hearings; negotiate with prosecutors; research legal issues; participate in trials and suppression hearings; enter pleas; draft sentencing memorandum; and participate in sentencing hearings. To provide the most meaningful experience, each Fellow must be licensed to practice law in Ohio prior to beginning their fellowship. Fellows must commit to a one-year term and will work 16 to 20 hours per week, on average, in this capacity. Fellows are eligible to apply for permanent positions with Toledo Legal Aid Society and, ideally, it is hoped that successful participants will continue their careers with the office. (Fellowship program participants may maintain a private practice and may accept court appointments)
Compensation: $20,000.00


Candidates for the TLAS Fellowship Program must be licensed and in good standing with the Ohio Supreme Court. Graduates from an accredited college of law who are awaiting Ohio bar results are encouraged to apply to the fellowship program.

To apply: 

Send resume and cover letter electronically, by Friday, October 12, 2018, to:

Email: [email protected]
Subject: TLAS Fellowship Program

We strive to create an environment that is welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability.
Salary range: 
20,000.00 (part-time)
Submission deadline: 
Friday, October 12, 2018