AttorneyToledo Legal Aid Society
Toledo Legal Aid Society TLAS Fellowship Program is hiring up to five attorneys in Lucas County, Ohio. Successful candidates must be licensed with the Ohio Supreme Court. In addition, graduates from an accredited college of law who are awaiting Ohio bar results will be considered for the fellowship program.
Description: The TLAS Fellowship Program is intended to provide meaningful training and experience for entry-level attorneys. Each Fellow will be paired with an attorney from the felony division and an attorney from the misdemeanor division. These pairings will establish mentoring relationships with two experienced attorneys and will provide a strong foundation for a career in criminal defense. Fellows will engage in client interviews; conduct arraignments and bond modification hearings; negotiate with prosecutors; research legal issues; participate in trials and suppression hearings; enter pleas; draft sentencing memorandum; and participate in sentencing hearings. To provide the most meaningful experience, each Fellow must be licensed to practice law in Ohio prior to beginning their fellowship. Fellows must commit to a one-year term and will work 16 to 20 hours per week, on average, in this capacity. Fellows are eligible to apply for permanent positions with Toledo Legal Aid Society and, ideally, it is hoped that successful participants will continue their careers with the office. (Fellowship program participants may maintain a private practice and may accept court appointments)