Attorney facilitates settlement discussions among parties and their
counsel in civil, domestic relations, juvenile, and probate appeals.
The Mediation Attorney conducts conference calls and in-person mediation
sessions to help the parties achieve a settlement that meets the needs
of the participants in that case. The Mediation Attorney will
facilitate negotiations, manage conflict, and promote the parties’
understanding of the legal, practical, personal, and financial
ramifications of appellate litigation. The Mediation Attorney may also
assist litigants with procedural matters and draft orders to assist in
to practice law in Ohio for at least five years
knowledge of civil litigation, Ohio rules of practice, and Ohio
appellate procedure is required
completed mediation training offered by the Ohio Supreme Court
or will attend the next scheduled training, as required by
Superintendence Rule 16 and proposed amendments to that Rule
experience in civil, domestic relations, probate, and juvenile
court clerking experience
court practice experience
training and experience in handling mediations
in mediation as a practitioner
Attorney is a full-time position.
Attorney must be reliable, detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to
work well with a variety of individuals. Extensive contact with
parties, attorneys, judges, and other staff, is required. The Mediation
Attorney will be expected to review new appeals to determine whether the
case is appropriate for mediation and to prepare appropriate orders for
Attorney will help parties resolve cases through facilitated
negotiations. The Mediation Attorney must conduct independent legal
research of the issues before the conference and during the course of
negotiations. The Mediation Attorney will assist counsel and the
parties in narrowing the issues through discussions. The Mediation
Attorney may need to manage conflict between the parties.
Attorney must lead discussions of procedural and substantive legal
issues, conduct analyses of an appeal’s settlement value, and explore
each party’s interest in settlement to help the parties create and
explore options to continued litigation.
Attorney will prepare statistical reports concerning the referral and
disposition of cases.
Attorney will travel to all four counties in the Ninth District to
conduct mediation conferences, unless telephone or video conferences are
Attorney will be responsible for handling original actions filed in the
Ninth District Court of Appeals.
Attorney may be required to draft opinions, legal memos, and train new
law clerks, as directed by the court administrator.
Attorney may be required to complete other duties as assigned by the
Interested candidates should
apply by emailing a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample. The following information must be included, or its
unavailability explained, in the resume or cover letter:
including mediation experience
•Law school GPA and class
•Law review or journal
•Moot court experience
university attended, honors, GPA
•Date of Ohio admission with
license in good standing
•Names and contact
information of three professional references
membership in civic, fraternal, or social organizations
Please send this information via email to
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted until
January 18, 2019.
Questions may be directed to
Lori Jones at (330) 643-2259 or