The Second District Court of Appeals of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Administrative Staff Attorney. The Administrative Staff Attorney is a member of the court’s administrative team who works closely with the judges to manage the court’s motions and original actions dockets. Primary responsibilities include screening notices of appeal for jurisdiction, tracking the status of pending motions and original actions, researching and writing draft orders, and participating in weekly motions’ conferences.  Detailed information about the position can be found here.

This position requires exceptional legal research and writing abilities and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of three years of legal experience and a demonstrated interest in appellate law and legal procedure. Prior experience working for a court, particularly an appellate court, is strongly preferred.

The Administrative Staff Attorney position is an exempt, at-will position. The annual salary starts at $76,218 but may be adjusted depending on experience and qualifications. The Ohio Second District offers a generous State of Ohio compensation package which includes annual salary review; health, vision, dental, and life insurance; participation in the state retirement plan (OPERS); paid vacation, personal and sick leave; and flex time and “hybrid” remote work options.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, references, law school transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable) and writing sample via email to Jim Nealon, Deputy Court Administrator at NealonJ@mcohio.org. Formal consideration of applications will begin on Monday, December 13, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Ohio Second District Court of Appeals is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, national origin (ancestry), military status, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status when making employment related decisions.