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Legal & Case Management Assistant
Position Announcement 22-009
The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Legal & Case Management Assistant for the Trial Unit, in the Cincinnati Office. The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the U.S. Courts, operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 USC 3006A to provide defense services to indigent persons in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts.
Duties: The Legal & Case Management Assistant will provide clerical and administrative support to multiple attorneys and the Administrative Officer. Duties will include maintaining attorneys’ calendars of court hearings and filing deadlines; answering incoming calls and handle general telephone inquiries from clients, attorneys, judges, and court personnel; handling and distributing incoming mail and processing outgoing mail; and opening and closing case files and maintaining physical and electronic files. The Legal & Case Management Assistant will also assist attorneys, paralegals and investigators with preparations for court hearings, correspondence, obtaining records, and reviewing documents. Additionally, the Legal & Case Management Assistant will serve as the point of contact and coordinator of the District’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel, including contacting private attorneys to schedule appearances at court hearings and maintaining associated files and data. The Legal & Case Management Assistant will also be responsible for to maintaining the case management database, including data collection, data entry, running reports and analyzing regular and ad hoc reports. Other duties will be assigned as needed.
Position: Legal & Case Management Assistant
Organization: Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Ohio
Location: Cincinnati,  OH 
United States
Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the applicant.
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 10/20/2022
Requirements Requirements: To qualify for the Legal & Case Management Assistant position, an applicant must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, and have at least four years of legal assisting and/or case management experience in a law office. A college degree is preferred and may be substituted for some experience. All candidates must demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and be proficient with the use of a personal computer. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), and Adobe are required. The ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures is required. A valid driver’s license is also required, and a reliable vehicle is a plus, as some local travel may be necessary.
A successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will be self-motivated and capable of working in a high-demand, high-volume law office. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated work history of dependability and responsibility, and the ability to be a team player. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including but not limited to an FBI name and fingerprint check.
Salary and Benefits: Starting salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the applicant. This position is excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of the competitive Civil Service. The position offers federal government employment benefits including health and life insurance, retirement and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit).
Application Information: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references, in PDF format, to OHS_employment@fd.org. This position will be open until filled.
Conditions of Employment: All application information is subject to verification. Appointment to the position is contingent upon a background investigation including an FBI fingerprint check. Employees of the Federal Defender are members of the judicial branch of government; they are considered ‘at will’ and can be terminated with or without cause.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/18/2023
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Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Ohio
250 E. Fifth St., Suite 350

Cincinnati,  OH 45202
United States
(614) 469-4138
Dave Coleman