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Last Modified: 11/10/2020

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Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is a full service civil legal aid law firm that promotes equal access to justice, which is a core American value.  We offer an excellent benefit package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer: We value a diverse workforce and the promotion of inclusive culture at all levels.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida does not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant for employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex, disability, socio-economic position, religion, political belief, protected genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal or State law.

Internships, Externships, and Volunteering

Are you an attorney looking for rewarding volunteer opportunities. Are you a law student or pre-law student looking for an internship/externship? Maybe a paralegal wanting to obtain legal experience while giving back?  Find out more about our volunteer opportunities by visiting this page.

COMPLETE CONFIDENCE will be maintained as you submit your resume to [email protected].

We are fortunate to receive a considerable number of applications from highly qualified individuals, and will only contact those candidates who best match the position requirements to begin the interview process.

Open Attorney Positions

Application Deadline: November 20, 2020

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. (CLSMF), is seeking a Staff Attorney for the HELPline.  In this position the attorney will provide advice, brief services and referrals in various areas of civil law.  This is a Part Time position which includes a minimum of 24 hours per week. An ideal candidate must demonstrate a commitment to understanding and addressing issues of the low-income and vulnerable population that CLSMF serves. 

In this role, the staff attorney will determine client eligibility for legal services in accordance with firm policies and procedures. This position’s key responsibilities include empowering and counseling pro se litigants through various civil legal issues while providing local community resources for a holistic approach in addition to conducting an initial client consultation, identifying assessing and analyzing a variety of civil legal issues, conducting research, and preparing pro se pleadings/letters. Position also requires ability to learn and utilize multiple computer platforms and technology for matters such as client interactions, case management, and phone systems.   In addition, an individual in this position must maintain professional and legal knowledge through continuing education.

Qualifications:

Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida. Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred. No prior experience in any particular area of the law is required, however, experience in civil litigation or working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters is preferred. Experience with working in a rapid-paced environment with a high capacity to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks. Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation, organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary. 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

Application deadline: November 10, 2020

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community.  Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is a full service civil legal aid law firm that promotes equal access to justice, which is a core American value.  We offer an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Fair Housing Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm. Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Fair Housing topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements.

The Fair Housing Staff Attorney is a full time position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida. Minimum of  4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters. Experience in landlord tenant, fair housing, litigation, and public speaking.  The successful candidate must be a self-starter, with the ability to issue spot and exercise sound independent legal judgment, work as part of a team, and bring oneself up to speed quickly on any necessary or lacking knowledge base.  Must possess a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate a professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve, possess strong interpersonal skills,  highly approachable presentation and superior organizational skills, with the ability to effectively and consistently engage a diverse constituency while managing a full caseload. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills, highly polished presentation skills, and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

 

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community.  Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is a full service civil legal aid law firm that promotes equal access to justice, which is a core American value.  We offer an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

Application Deadline: November 24, 2020

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Public Benefits Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm in our Tavares office. The Staff Attorney is to provide high quality legal services by representing and advising clients regarding their public benefits matters. 

This position is responsible for representing low income and/or vulnerable clients on a broad range of public benefits matters which includes regular appearances and hearings before administrative law agencies. Federal Court appeals, Veterans Administration, and military board appearances may be required. This position also includes regular client interaction including completing intakes, conducting interviews, and providing advice and counsel.  

The candidate in this role will research and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations applicable to cases assigned as well as prepare and review legal writings such as pleadings, orders, discovery, and other documents for the court or government agencies. The individual in this key role will draft appeals briefs, review medical records and administrative files, and conduct or participate in outreach events or activities of the unit and organization. This is a full-time position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business needs to perform duties, attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12-county service area.

Qualifications:

Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida. Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred. Veterans accreditation and admission to the U.S. District Court-Middle District of Florida are preferred. Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in civil litigation or working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters. Experience with subject matter areas of Social Security Disability cessations, Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment benefits, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment. Ability to advocate consistently and zealously for clients in the regions we serve. Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation, organizational skills, and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.  

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

 

Administrative and Management Positions

Application deadline: November 11, 2020

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is a full service civil legal aid law firm that promotes equal access to justice, which is a core American value.  We offer an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

Description:

The Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst will transform large and diverse datasets into insights that drive business value, efficiencies, and effectiveness in client service delivery. Through use of data analytics, data visualization, and data modeling, the BI Analyst will identify trends that can help departments, managers, and executives make business decisions while streamlining and improving critical processes throughout the organization.  They will apply individual and collective cognitive methods to weigh data and test hypotheses within a socio-cultural and economic context throughout our 12-county service area. 

Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other business/analytical discipline. Relevant work experience in a business analyst/data analyst/statistical analysis role. Ability to design and run reports in LegalServer on a routine basis to support grant application and grant reporting upon request. Experience with Power BI, Power Query, Tableau a plus. Strong understanding of GIS (Geographic Information System) highly preferred. Ability to analyze demographic and client services data and produce infographics- both internal and external stakeholders. Grant-funded, non-profit operations knowledge preferred. Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365). Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]