Columbus Legal Assistant/Paralegal Job Opening - Available Immediately
Small law office group seeking qualified candidate for criminal defense and family law practice. Full time position requires secretarial work (scheduling, transcription, copies, form completion, etc.), and includes drafting of pleadings, file management, contact with clients, and occasional research and writing. Support primarily for two attorneys in seven attorney office. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills. Candidates must also possess the ability to work independently, adapt to varying assignments, and be detail-oriented with understanding of larger process.
Candidate must be comfortable with using multiple computer programs and software. Minimum of 3-5 years office experience required, law office experience and minimum of two-year degree preferred, but paralegal degree/certificate not required. Equal opportunity employer. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.
Benefits and salary are negotiable, but commensurate with small firm salaries and candidate's experience. The office is located in downtown Columbus, but parking is free and immediately adjacent to the building.
Resumes with contact information for scheduling interview should be sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merisa K. Bowers, Attorney at Law, LLC
400 S. Fifth Street, Suite 101
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: (614) 753-2235
F: (614) 915-0776
FULL-TIME ENTRY LEVEL PARALEGAL POSITION
Local downtown law firm is seeking an entry-level paralegal for a full-time position. If you are interested, please forward your resume to Janis.Walter@uc.edu. Posted: Nov. 19, 2013.
UNPAID INTERNSHIP – U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is currently looking for a few good volunteers who might be interested in gaining valuable office experience and possible academic credit. Responsibilities may include: Answering telephones and referring callers to staff members or taking messages; making recurring and special messenger trips as necessary; and sorting and arranging material for filing and filing material; Assisting with discovery and trial preparation; opening and closing state foreclosure and social security cases; Producing a variety of written documents utilizing word processing software functions working from handwritten draft, edited copy, or electronic files created by another staff member; Securing statistical or other information from files and related sources and inputting selected information into appropriate database or spreadsheet files; Providing a variety of record keeping, reporting and informational duties; operating copy machines.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1-3 (students currently in their first year or entering their second or third year of college are preferred).
Location(s): Columbus or Cincinnati, OH
Application Materials: Resume, transcript and cover letter indicating dates when available and telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening. Materials may be e-mailed or mailed to the above address.
Qualifications: Student must be a U.S. Citizen, be enrolled, at least half-time, in a junior college, college, university, or comparable recognized educational institution. Employing offices will obtain from the student's school written confirmation that the student meets enrollment requirements. Student must have graduated from high school and currently be attending a college or university. Students pursuing business, legal/paralegal degrees are preferred.
Agreement: A Department of Justice Student Volunteer Service Agreement must be completed for all student volunteers and signed by the student, school official, and the head of the employing office.
Must be a U.S. citizen. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Benefits. Student volunteers are not considered to be federal employees for any purpose other than the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Federal Compensation Act. As such, they are not eligible for any other employee benefit (e.g., leave, overtime, health benefits, life insurance, retirement, thrift savings plan).
Travel and Subsistence. Student volunteers are not "employees" except for limited purposes per 5 U.S.C. 3111. Therefore, they are generally not eligible to travel as a government "employee."
Application Deadline: open until filled.
Minimum Weeks Required: 12 to16 weeks (20-40 hours per week)
Hours: Monday through Friday; Between the hours of 8:30 - 5:00.
Salary: Volunteer (without compensation) or work-study credit
Web Site:/usao/ohs/ http://www.justice.gov/usao/ohs/
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
If interested, forward your resume to Janis.Walter@uc.edu.