11 July 2016
 July 11, 2016
Category: Uncategorized


Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA) is looking for an individual with a commitment to making a difference in the lives of indigent people and their communities for a bankruptcy attorney position in its field program, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), which serves 30 counties across SE Ohio out of six field offices. The attorney would be located in Columbus at OSLSA’s other field program, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC), and work closely with its bankruptcy attorney in identifying best practices, sharing and maximizing resources, and helping to design and implement creative systems to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of SEOLS and LASC clients and staff.  Additional information about SEOLS, and LASC, is available at: www.seols.org and www.columbuslegalaid.org.


  • Implementation of effective outreach and intake processes for clients in need of filing bankruptcy;
  • Implementation of a technologically advanced system to efficiently represent clients from a number of different geographical locations;
  • Individual client representation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filings;
  • Individual client representation in other bankruptcy-related cases, such as adversary proceedings, preferential transfer cases, and various post-discharge issues;
  • Advising SEOLS attorneys on bankruptcy issues that arise in other substantive areas;
  • Improving and maintaining pro bono bankruptcy services to clients in rural counties by recruiting additional pro bono volunteers and coordinating with LASC’s bankruptcy attorney;
  • Helping to design and implement an efficient intake process from the six different SEOLS offices.



  • Demonstrated patience, compassion, respect, and commitment to serving low-income individuals;
  • Experience in filing Chapter 7 bankruptcies and knowledge as to how bankruptcy issues arise in other substantive areas of the law;
  • Creativity and flexibility;
  • Ability to train and work with volunteer attorneys and students;
  • Comfort with technology.

In addition to a salary of $44,500 + DOE, OSLSA offers an excellent benefits and leave package, eligibility for the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), ongoing national and statewide training opportunities, and opportunities to make a positive impact in the lives of low income people.

Applicants must be admitted to the Ohio Bar or eligible to take the next bar exam.


Reply with cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to: SEOLS Director: James M. Daniels, .

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