Staff Attorney (Canton Office)

Community Legal Aid Services is the primary provider of free civil legal representation to low-income and elderly residents of central northeast Ohio. Our mission is to serve the poor by securing justice, protecting rights, promoting measures for their assistance and providing quality representation.

Job Description

  • Provides comprehensive, high quality legal services to eligible clients in civil cases in accordance with organizational policies and the Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Creates an effective and efficient office environment to support the provision of high quality legal services.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations with client groups, community organizations and the state justice community.
  • Pursues and maintains personal professional development and contributes to the professional development of others who serve clients and the client community.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Admitted to the practice of law in Ohio or sitting for the bar exam in July 2017. 
  • Excellent legal writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in and sensitivity to the legal needs of the poor as well as motivation to improve the condition of the poor.   
  • Personal characteristics include:  professional attitude, excellent persuasive and interpersonal skills, use of diplomacy and tact.
  • Strong working knowledge of legal research tools and Microsoft Office; and high comfort learning and using other software or technology utilized by the firm.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.


Reports to: Managing Attorney

Salary: $40,000+DOE. Excellent working environment and benefits package.

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to: and write Position #1702 in the email subject line. Only email submissions will be accepted.