Help Center Attorney

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Job Overview

The Hamilton County Municipal Court Help Center is a collaboration between the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. The Help Center provides self-represented litigants with information and limited legal advice to help them better advocate for themselves in the court system. The Help Center Attorney will provide limited legal advice to Help Center visitors with various civil issues and will be located at 1000 Main Street, Room 113.

Essential Functions

  • Provide limited legal advice consultations to Help Center visitors to help them understand the law/court processes, draft written pleadings, prepare for hearings and otherwise resolve civil legal issues.
  • Assist with outcome tracking.
  • Draft and improve model pleadings.
  • Prepare self-help materials to assist self-represented litigants understand the law, court processes and litigate their cases.
  • Work to identify solutions to address systemic issues faced by self-represented litigants.
  • Help to recruit, train and supervise student interns and attorney volunteers.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited US law school

Required Trainings/Certifications

Active license to practice law in Ohio, or currently licensed in another state and eligible for admission to Ohio without examination.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience with eviction litigation, small claims, and various municipal civil matters.
  • Experience with foreclosure defense, civil protection orders, and/or state court appeals matters.
  • A strong commitment to serving underserved and vulnerable individuals.
  • Experience building community partnerships.
  • Spanish language abilities.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95864 


Help Center Attorney

Date:  May 14, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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