Cuyahoga County

Careers

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office is always in need of dedicated, talented professionals who are committed to public service.


       
 Talent
Our attorneys, investigators, advocates and administrative staff are committed to public service, whether they are seeking justice for victims, representing the county in civil matters or conducting legal research.
   Diversity
A diverse community requires a broad range of perspectives to represent its interests, pursue justice and ensure safety. Prosecutor McGinty has made diversity and inclusiveness top priorities within the office.

Utilization Report 2014
   Experience
Our 210 attorneys together have more than 2,100 years of experience in the field of law. The office also relies on expert investigators, advocates, case managers and administrators with decades of experience serving the community.

Learn more about careers at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office

Working Here

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is led by the elected Prosecutor and includes roughly 300 employees, 200 of which are attorneys.  Prosecutor’s Office employees work on criminal and civil cases representing Cuyahoga County.  A variety of career opportunities exist for attorneys, non-attorneys, and students interested in the future of Cuyahoga County. Learn more about our office demographics here.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office employees have a challenging workload, but are able to make a tangible difference in the community.  Employees have room for development within their positions as well as mobility and the opportunity for advancement based on performance, skill level, and experience.  Employees have the opportunity to pursue a variety of interests and benefit from the guidance of more seasoned professionals.

Please follow this link to find additional information regarding current opportunities with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

  Follow us on LinkedIn

Back to top


Attorneys

Legal positions with the Prosecutor’s Office include attorney positions and non-attorney positions. Many new attorneys are joining the Prosecutor’s Office directly from law school, and others come to the office from lateral positions or after clerking. New Assistant County Prosecutors often begin in the juvenile division prior to moving into the general felony unit or another specialized unit. Direct hire positions also occur in the Child Support Enforcement Division and the Children and Family Services Division. Positions for experienced attorneys can open in any division.

Assistant prosecuting attorneys have substantial responsibilities, and are in charge of an often voluminous case load.

Administrative and Support Staff

Our office employs advocates, investigators, and internal specialists in a variety of areas, which allows us to successfully represent Cuyahoga County.

Administrative and support employees play a vital role in the operation of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, from assisting in case management and trial preparation to communications, technology and business management functions.

Learn more about the CCPO Team here

Back to top


Benefits of working at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office

We offer a generous benefits package, an outstanding work environment, and a multitude of career development opportunities.

Benefits Package
- Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) pension
- Deferred compensation plan
- A variety of health insurance plans including County Health Plan through MetroHealth with low premiums or coinsurance
- Vision insurance
- Dental insurance
- Prescription coverage
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life insurance
- Vitality wellness incentive program
- Discounted, pre-taxed public transportation and parking passes
- Smoking cessation assistance
- Voluntary supplemental insurance
- Free and Confidential Employee Assistance Program

Work-life balance
- Exchange time available
- Generous vacation allowance

Career Development
- Ample training and professional development opportunities
- Opportunities for advancement
- Mentoring

Culture and Work Environment
- Commitment to diversity
- Community involvement
- Volunteer opportunities

Back to top


For Law Students: Nurturing the Next Generation of Legal Talent

Law Clerk Externships

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (“CCPO”) employs law students who are working for school credit. Externs typically work between 12-20 hours a week during the school year and full time during the summer.  Externs are assigned to various units within the CCPO including the major trial unit, the general felony unit, the cold cases unit, the appeals unit, the economic crime unit, the juvenile delinquency unit, the civil unit, and the children and family services unit.  Interested law students should contact their school for availability of school credit.

Law Clerk Internships

The CCPO also employs paid law students. Interns typically work between 12-20 hours a week during the school year and full time during the summer.  Interns are assigned to various units within the CCPO including the major trial unit, the general felony unit, the cold cases unit, the appeals unit, the economic crime unit, the juvenile delinquency unit, the civil unit, and the children and family services unit.

Law Clerks’ Responsibilities

Depending on the unit to which students are assigned, clerks may draft legal memoranda, motions, briefs in opposition, appellate briefs, and postconviction pleadings. Clerks may also organize files for trials, observe witness interviews, provide investigative support, create PowerPoint presentations for trials, compile exhibits, and observe trials and arguments before the Eighth District Court of Appeals. Good legal research and writing skills are essential.

Benefits of Working at the CCPO as a Law Clerk

Working as a law clerk at the CCPO enables law students to gain first-hand exposure to the criminal justice system and to local law enforcement. Students work closely with Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys who are investigating and prosecuting felony criminal cases, providing support to crime victims, and seeking to affirm criminal convictions on appeal, among other tasks. Assignment of clerks to various units will be based upon the applicant’s interest, background, skills, and the needs of the CCPO.

How to Apply for a Position as a Law Clerk

Interested law students should send an email to Mr. Jim Moss at jmoss@prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us and attach a resume and writing sample.

Back to top