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Director of Legal Education

POSITION SUMMARY: To provide legal education and information to members and to serve as in-house counsel to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and its affiliates.

Primary Duties:

1. Provide legal education and information (not advice) to members on assigned agricultural law topics by:

a. Developing and maintaining brochures, white papers, articles, etc.;

b. Conducting presentations, seminars, and meetings with county farm bureaus and other select agricultural organizations;

c. Responding to member questions through direct member contact and/or through Organization Directors; and

d. Referring members to appropriate outside legal counsel when necessary.

2. Maintain a current and extensive knowledge of developments in assigned areas of agricultural law.

3. Monitor legal cases important to agriculture and Farm Bureau, consult with outside counsel to enhance success of legal actions being handled by outside counsel that may impact members, and participate in legal actions as intervenor or amicus curiae as directed.

4. Review proposed legislation and rules in assigned areas at state and federal level.

5. Provide legal education and information to the public and assist with Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. (aka “legal foundation.”) administrative functions.

Additional Duties:

Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Public Policy, and the Director of Agricultural Law.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

Law Degree

MINIMUM SKILL QUALIFICATIONS

2-3 years legal experience

Good communication skills (written and oral)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Broad knowledge of agricultural issues is desirable.

 

Deadline to apply: March 21, 2014

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