Managing Attorney: Family Law

Community Legal Aid is a private non-profit law firm which works to bridge the gap between poverty and justice for those in need.  Legal Aid is the primary provider of free civil legal representation to low income and elderly residents of central northeast Ohio, concentrating its efforts on legal work that makes a difference in the lives of those it serves.


Job Description

Duties will include the management of the organization’s family law efforts including, dynamically leading our Family Law Team to achieve great outcomes for individual clients and to bring about systemic change in our communities; developing community education materials and presenting in the community; building and maintaining community relations; grant writing; grants management; and individual case work.  The Managing Attorney will supervise staff, work closely with other management team members to coordinate client services, assist the Advocacy Director and Executive Director in oversight and quality assurance systems, and maintain effective relations with private bar and various community organizations and funding sources. The Managing Attorney is expected to handle an active caseload. Performs other duties as required. The Managing Attorney will be stationed in our Akron, Canton, Warren or Youngstown office, to be determined in collaboration with the successful candidate. 



The successful candidate will be an individual with a proven professional commitment to legal services to the poor, a professional attitude, excellent persuasive abilities, excellent legal writing skills, good interpersonal skills and appropriate use of diplomacy and tact. The Managing Attorney must have the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and be strong, self-motivated and creative. Prior supervisory experience will be valuable. A broad range of general civil litigation experience is extremely desirable. The ability to work effectively with community groups is essential. A minimum of five years of legal experience is required. Must be licensed to practice in Ohio. Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable but not necessary.


Reporrts to: Executive Director

Salary: Depends on experience. Excellent working environment and benefits package.

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to: and write Position #1703 in the email subject line. Only email submissions will be accepted.