Supervising Attorney- Special Projects

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), a non-profit law firm that provides free legal help in civil legal matters to eligible individuals and groups in western Ohio, seeks a supervising attorney for the Special Projects practice group in the Toledo office.

The Supervising Attorney is a leadership position within the firm. Expectations include that the supervising attorney will:

• Take an active role in working towards achieving racial equity and creating a diverse and inclusive culture
• Assist the managing attorney in mentoring and managing staff
• Undertake projects in the following areas in addition to their primary role of supervising staff and legal work: community relations; office administration and oversight; and grant and contract drafting, implementation, compliance, and reporting
• Contribute constructively to the firm’s decision-making process
• Help the leadership of the program identify and address organizational issues in an open and constructive manner
• Promote the improvement and effectiveness of the program and implement initiatives

Experience and Qualifications:

• Licensed attorney who is admitted to the Ohio Bar or able to be admitted by motion or passage of the next available bar examination
• Minimum of three (3) years of legal experience
• Previous legal services and litigation experience
• Personable and dependable, competent, loyal, and trustworthy
• Possess demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and administrative abilities
• Able to exercise sound judgment and initiative
• Must have excellent legal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong computer skills
• Must be able to provide constructive contributions to the overall management and administration of the program with a demonstrated commitment to racial equity, diversity and an inclusive work environment
• Skilled in the substance of poverty law as well as advocacy skills and strategies
• Commitment to LAWO’s mission and to LAWO’s clients and client communities
• Ability to mentor, to coach, encourage, motivate, and work effectively with staff in both remote and in-office environments
• Supportive of and ability to work with diverse staff in an inclusive, collaborative environment, while promoting racial equity
• Ability to deal with clients in a professional and friendly manner
• Ability to work effectively in a team oriented, collaborative decision-making environment, solve problems, and resolve conflicts
• Enthusiasm for challenging work and opportunities
• Ability to adapt to changing environment whether working remote or in office environment

To Apply: Please visit to submit your application. Position will remain open until filled.

LAWO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Applicants requiring accommodation for the interview/application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at [email protected].