Staff Attorney

Ohio Poverty Law Center


The Ohio Poverty Law Center seeks an attorney to advocate on behalf of Ohioans living, working and raising their child in poverty. At the Ohio Poverty Law Center, we advocate for legislative and administrative policies that protect and expand the legal rights of low-income Ohioans and focus on increasing access to health care, stabilizing families, and expanding justice and opportunity.


Candidates for this position must demonstrate the ability to engage with legislative, administrative, and executive governmental staff in a positive, solution-oriented manner.

The candidate must demonstrate strong analytical and writing skills and the ability to work with legal aid attorneys and other advocates across Ohio to identify systemic barriers affecting low-income people and obtain policies that will eliminate barriers and create meaningful opportunities for economic mobility and justice.

Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism. Strong communications skills are required. These include the ability to research and write policy briefs, concise fact sheets, and summaries for different audiences.

Candidates must also be able to write persuasive testimony and articles for newsletters and our website.

Additional standards and qualifications for this job:

•  Admitted to the practice of law in Ohio or willing to apply at the first opportunity for reciprocity or to take the next Ohio bar examination.

•  Two years of previous legal services or related experience , or lobbying and policy experience, and a demonstrated interest in poverty law.

•  Experience in policy advocacy is strongly preferred. We are an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

For priority consideration, send cover letter and resume to on or before April 20, 2018.

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