Staff Attorney

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Job location
1108 City Park
Columbus, OH 43206
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Street address: 
1108 City Park Avenue
City: 
Columbus
State: 
Ohio
ZIP: 
43206
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) is looking for an individual with a demonstrated commitment to making a difference in the lives of indigent people and their communities for an attorney position in our Columbus office. This attorney will be working with the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). The LITC has been operating at LASC since 2004. In 2015, the LITC was able to get clients $33,614 in refunds and relieve $264,569 in tax debt.

Our attorneys are encouraged and supported in being creative, effective advocates in federal, state, and local judicial, administrative, and legislative forums. Additional information about LASC is available at www.columbuslegalaid.org.

Essential duties: Individual client representation in a variety of forums including the United States Tax Court;
Community outreach' Strategic advocacy; and work with other areas within LASC including pro bono, other substantive teams, and finance.

Requirements: 

Qualifications:Demonstrated patience, compassion, respect and commitment to serving low-income and immigrant community members (required); Ability to train and work with volunteer attorneys and students (required); Experience in legal services or administrative law (highly desired); Working knowledge of federal income tax law (highly desired); Working proficiency in Spanish or Somali (preferred).

To apply: 

Applicants must be admitted to the Ohio Bar or eligible to take the next bar exam. Reply with resume, writing sample, and references to Kathleen McGarvey, Deputy Director, at [email protected].

Notes: 
We an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an excellent benefits and leave package, eligibility for the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), and excellent ongoing training opportunities.
Salary range: 
$43,500+ depending upon experience
Submission deadline: 
Friday, October 7, 2016