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Last Modified: 09/22/2020

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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and encourage qualified applicants to review our job postings and apply for a specific opening.

You can be proud to work at CLSMF. For more than 50 years, our programs, services, and people embrace our statewide community with professional care. Our extensive range of legal and advocacy services also means rewarding opportunities to advance in a fulfilling career with a team of dynamic professionals.

We offer competitive salaries, a supportive work environment, and an exceptional benefit package for eligible positions, including:

  • A selection of medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits.
  • A tax-deferred annuity (403b) plan, with CLSMF funded contributions to the plan.
  • Generous vacation, holiday, and other paid time off for vacation, personal, or floating holidays to honor the needs of our diverse employees, and approximately 14 scheduled paid holidays per year.

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

CLSMF 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: September 30, 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]

Open Administrative Positions

Application deadline: September 22, 2020

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) is seeking a Fair Housing Testing Coordinator/Advocate based in our Orlando office. The program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FHIP grants. Duration of this position is dependent on grant funding availability.

The program investigates alleged housing discrimination in an effort to combat and diminish housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Testing Coordinator/Advocate will be directly supervised by the Fair Housing Program Manager.  The testing coordinator/advocate is directly responsible for our testing program, attends community outreach events, and conducts educational workshops on housing discrimination. Must possess polished public presentation skills with the ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one-year functional experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Fair Housing Tester Coordinator or Advocate experience preferred
  • The successful candidate will have a highly approachable presentation, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a diverse constituency while managing a full caseload
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to demonstrate a professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve
  • 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; and
  • Performs other duties of higher or lower classified positions as assigned 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]