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Last Modified: 04/27/2021

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is one of the Nonprofit Times' Best Nonprofits to work for!

Make a Difference

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

Nearly 1 million people in Central Florida need legal services, but many cannot afford it. 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.

With our continued growth in meeting the needs of Central Floridians, CLSMF has a continuous need for Attorneys to work on our Helpline part-time.

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community.

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 the 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]

Paralegal, Legal Assistant, and Advocate Positions

Administrative and Management Positions

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: May 14, 2021

Description:

The Director of Development is an engaging professional responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans to set and achieve fundraising goals, maintain knowledge of fundraisers’ interests, and cultivate relationships with community partners. Serving as the primary fundraiser for the organization, the Director of Development will articulate the critical role of philanthropy to the community while maximizing the financial gift to the organization.

This position is responsible for providing leadership to CLSMF’s efforts to obtain financial and other support to sustain our work, including planned, annual, and deferred giving approaches to individuals, foundations, and corporations. The candidate in this role will work closely with Staff at all levels as well as interacting with Board Members and Community Members as a fundraiser who understands and pursues front-line relationship building, increasing institutional giving, and expanding CLSMF’s donor base.

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:

BA/BS (related credentials desirable). The Director of Development must have a minimum of five to ten years fundraising experience and demonstrated ability in securing major gifts. Successful candidate will have highly polished presentation, organizational skills, the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad audience and possess knowledge of funding sources available in Central Florida. Computer literate in Microsoft products. Experience in one of the following is a plus: Blackbaud, eTapestry, Harness, Vertical Response, Salesforce. Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]