Summer 1L Law Clerk – Cincinnati, OH

Summer 1L Law Clerk

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH



1L Law Clerks – Summer 2023

Cincinnati and Hamilton Offices

Application Deadline – 2/10/23

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC (“Legal Aid”) are accepting applications for summer law clerk positions.  Applicants should have completed their first year of law school before the summer of 2023.  Applicants who can obtain funding from their law school, Equal Justice Works, or other sources, are preferred. We may be able to supplement funding.

The Legal Aid Society serves Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties in Southwest Ohio.  We have two offices (downtown Cincinnati and Hamilton, Ohio) and a total staff of 96, including 46 attorneys and 18 paralegals. Our attorneys represent individual clients in civil legal matters in the areas of Children & Education, Family & Immigration, Housing & Consumer, and Income, Work & Health and assist community organizations and client groups.

The law clerks will perform legal research and provide other assistance to Legal Aid attorneys in their cases.  In addition, all summer law clerks attend regular discussions on public interest law topics with their supervisors and other attorneys. Our summer law clerks will have opportunities to observe court proceedings and many other elements of legal practice. Our work is carried out in compliance with public health guidelines.  Please note, we will contact applicants to schedule interviews.

To Apply: 

Applicants should have a strong academic record, an interest in public interest law, and good organizational and communication skills.  To apply, please submit:

  • a cover letter explaining the reasons for interest in the position
  • a resume
  • law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • a writing sample, and
  • the contact information for two professional references

Include “2023 Summer Clerk Hiring Committee LAS052-22” in the subject line of your email, and email all requested items to [email protected]

Please attach only Word or pdf files.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Legal Aid Society offers reasonable accommodations in the hiring and employment process.  If you need assistance, you may request an accommodation.



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