Capital University
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance and free parking.

Capital University Law School seeks a Staff Attorney to represent victims of domestic violence in obtaining civil protection orders through the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, as well as other ancillary matters the client may have. This includes interviewing, gathering case information, completing the required documents and representing individuals in court proceedings. The position requires the individual to work with little supervision and demonstrate significant initiative while managing multiple priorities under tight deadlines. This is a grant-funded position and is contingent upon continued funding.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Represent victims of domestic violence in the civil protection order process, including representing them at trials.
  • Advise clients of their legal rights with respect to the issue(s) presented. Use best efforts to assure client satisfaction with program and representation. Treat Clients with respect and dignity. May be required to work beyond normal business hours.
  • Interview and screen initial intake criteria of domestic violence victims to determine eligibility for obtaining a civil protection order.
  • Keep time and maintain client files and other relevant files.
  • Provide referral information to victims of crime with the Victims of Crime Compensation program information and assist those individuals in preparing initial applications if necessary.
  • Work closely and professionally with Judges and court personnel.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervising attorney or Director of the Clinic.
  • Manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines.
  • Work well with co-workers and other law school employees.


Must have a JD and be licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and in good standing with the Supreme Court. Preference given to graduates of Capital University Law School.


After submitting your application please send Lorie McCaughan a confirmation email at

Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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