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(4185) Lawyer, Worker's Compensation
Applications for this position are accepted:
From 5/16/2013 To 6/21/2013 5:00 PM

Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Job Description

Division: Legal
TITLE: Lawyer, Worker's Compensation

The salary for this position is $75,000.


The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), serves approximately 40,000 students in grades Pre-K-12. The Law Department is responsible for the oversight and handling all legal matters for the District.

The primary purpose of the Lawyer-Workers Compensation is the handling of workers compensation claims and lawsuits.

  1. Provide counsel regarding workers compensation matters
  2. Manage the Districts workers compensation docket
  3. Handle workers compensation matters at the administrative level and in court
  4. Prepare legal documents: draft pleadings, correspondence, discovery
  5. Effectively manage multiple cases simultaneously
  6. Proactively identify and manage issues relating to workers compensation
  7. Provide accurate and timely reporting to the Chief Legal Counsel
  1. Member in good standing of Ohio Bar
  2. Demonstrated experience handling workers compensation claims and lawsuits
  3. Demonstrated success in high stakes, high pressure environment
  4. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  5. Strong work ethic, attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills
  6. PREFERRED: Experience handling workers compensation matters as counsel to a school district or public entity
  7. PREFERRED: Experience developing strategies for reducing workers compensation claims

This position is Exempt.

To Apply:

1) Please submit an online employment application

2) Please submit a letter of interest, resume and persuasive writing sample of a brief or position statement filed in court or with an administrative agency

3) Please submit the above items to attention:

4) Please use the following in the email subject line: Lawyer, Worker's Compensation

Ohio House Bill 190 requires criminal record checks of job applicants under final consideration for positions. This records check is through the Ohio Bureau of criminal Identification and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The records check is performed at the applicant's expense and any employment offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the check.

All new employees are required to undergo a physical examination as a condition of employment. Examinations which have been performed within ninety days prior to date of employment are acceptable. Any employment offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of this exam.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School district is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District values language diversity among its students and employees. Persons who are bilingual are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.

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