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Last Modified: 09/21/2021

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

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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 post our jobs online. 

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.

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community. As an Orlando Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work Honoree, 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.

CLSMF is currently searching for a service-minded, mission driven individuals to fulfill the following position:

Helpline Attorney (Orlando or Sanford)

Application Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. (CLSMF), is seeking a Part-time Staff Attorney for the CLSMF Helpline with the possibility for full-time employment after the successful completion of a 6-month introductory period. In this position, the attorney will:

  1. Provide advice, brief services, and referrals in various areas of civil law.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to understanding and addressing issues of the low-income and vulnerable population that CLSMF serves.
  3. Determine client eligibility for legal services in accordance with firm policies and procedures.
  4. Empower and counsel 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.
  5. The 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.
  6. This is a part-time position that includes a minimum of 24 hours per week 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 within or outside the CLSMF 12-county service area.

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.
  • The successful candidate will have a 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]

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community. As an Orlando Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work Honoree, 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. CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

CLSMF is currently searching for a service-minded, mission driven individual to fulfill the following position:

Staff Attorney Family Law (Palatka)

Application Deadline: September  7, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm in our Palatka office. The Staff Attorney is to provide:

  1. High quality legal services by representing and advising clients regarding their family law matters.
  2. This position is responsible for representing low income and/or vulnerable clients on a broad range of family legal matters which includes regular court appearances, hearings and trials in both State and Federal courts.
  3. This position also includes regular client interaction including completing intakes, conducting interviews, and providing advice and counsel.
  4. 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.
  5. The individual in this key role will negotiate and draft settlement agreements and conduct or participate in outreach events or activities of the unit and organization.
  6. 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. 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 within the area of family law, 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]

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community. As an Orlando Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work Honoree, 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. CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

CLSMF is currently searching for a service-minded, mission driven individual to fulfill the following position:

Staff Attorney Community Economic Development (CED) (Regional)

Application Deadline: September 10, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a uniquely qualified professional to join our expanding law firm as a Staff Attorney in a dynamic Community Economic Development (CED) collaborative, focused on assisting profit and nonprofit businesses including affordable housing developers. The successful CED Staff Attorney will provide:

  1. Expertise in several areas of the law while building effective working relationships with local community organizers, leaders, city officials, and service providers from inception to follow up to assure CLSMF’s impact on individuals served under this grant.
  2. The CED Staff Attorney may also conduct workshops and trainings for community-based organizations and their members.
  3. Representation for community-based organizations in entity formation and governance, guidance on tax exemption applications and compliance matters, and advising small businesses and nonprofits on agreements and leases.
  4. Transactional legal work, including advice regarding choice of entity; drafting and review of contracts, agreements, and loan documents; working with clients to form strategies to resolve legal problems; technical assistance; and development of specialized programs to assist community-based corporations engaged in the creation of housing and economic opportunities for lower-income persons and the revitalization of neighborhoods.
  5. This professional role is an FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area as well as Statewide.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida in good standing.
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience as a lawyer, specifically in the area of business law and real estate.
  • Must have a commitment to low-income/vulnerable clients and communities on legal matters and experience working as an attorney on contract negotiation and drafting, real estate development and business matters, commercial leases and corporate entity formation and operation, and affordable housing finance.
  • The successful candidate will have a highly approachable presentation and organizational skills with the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad constituency, including experience in community/grant-funded programs.
  • 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]

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community. As an Orlando Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work Honoree, 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. CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

CLSMF is currently searching for a service-minded, mission driven individual to fulfill the following position:

Staff Attorney Housing (Tavares)

Application Deadline: September 22, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Housing Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm in our Tavares office. The Staff Attorney is to provide:

1. High quality legal services by representing and advising clients regarding their family law matters.

2. This position is responsible for representing low income and/or vulnerable clients on a broad range of housing legal matters which include regular court appearances, hearings, and trials in both State and Federal courts.

3. This position also includes regular client interaction including completing intakes, conducting interviews, and providing advice and counsel.

4. 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.

5. The individual in this key role will negotiate and draft settlement agreements and conduct or participate in outreach events or activities of the unit and organization.

6. This is a FT 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.
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 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 within the area of housing law, with 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 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]

Paralegal, Legal Assistant, and Advocate Positions

Be a part of an organization making a difference in the Central Florida community. As an Orlando Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work Honoree, 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. CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

CLSMF is currently searching for a service-minded, mission driven individual to fulfill the following position:

Paralegal Family Law (Palatka)

Application Deadline: September 7, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Family Law Paralegal for our dynamic, non-profit law firm in our Orlando office. The individual in this role is key to assisting the staff attorney with:

  1. Developing cases by maintaining client files, investigating facts, and conducting research.
  2. A candidate in this position will be responsible for drafting memos, motions, pleadings, and other documents.
  3. Experience with filing documents with the court is preferred.
  4. This position involves regular client interaction including completing intakes, conducting interviews, processing client referrals, and coordinating appointments.
  5. As support to the staff attorney, additional tasks will include a variety of secretarial, administrative duties, and detailed tasks as assigned.
  6. 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 within or outside the CLSMF 12-county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification. Minimum of 1 – 3 years’ experience in civil litigation or working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters.
  • Ability to advocate consistently and zealously for clients in the regions we serve.
  • Highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of independently managing workload while prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced legal environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills.
  • Must be computer literate using Word, Excel, and Microsoft Suite and possess excellent typing skills.
  • 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. As an Orlando Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work Honoree, 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. CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

CLSMF is currently searching for a service-minded, mission driven individual to fulfill the following position:

Paralegal Family Law (Orlando)

Application Deadline: August 7, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Family Law Paralegal for our dynamic, non-profit law firm in our Orlando office. The individual in this role is key to assisting the staff attorney with:

  1. Developing cases by maintaining client files, investigating facts, and conducting research.
  2. A candidate in this position will be responsible for drafting memos, motions, pleadings, and other documents.
  3. Experience with filing documents with the court is preferred.
  4. This position involves regular client interaction including completing intakes, conducting interviews, processing client referrals, and coordinating appointments.
  5. As support to the staff attorney, additional tasks will include a variety of secretarial, administrative duties, and detailed tasks as assigned.
  6. 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 within or outside the CLSMF 12-county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification. Minimum of 1 – 3 years’ experience in civil litigation or working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters.
  • Ability to advocate consistently and zealously for clients in the regions we serve.
  • Highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of independently managing workload while prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced legal environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills.
  • Must be computer literate using Word, Excel, and Microsoft Suite and possess excellent typing skills.
  • 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. As an Orlando Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work Honoree, 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. CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

CLSMF is currently searching for a service-minded, mission driven individual to fulfill the following position:

Paralegal Older Adults (Daytona/ Sanford)

Application Deadline: September 7, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Older Adults Paralegal for our dynamic, non-profit law firm in our Daytona or Sanford office. The individual in this role is key to assisting the staff attorney with:

  1. Developing cases by maintaining client files, investigating facts, and conducting research.
  2. Drafting memos, motions, pleadings, and other documents (experience with filing documents with the court is preferred).
  3. This position involves regular client interaction including completing intakes, conducting interviews, processing client referrals, and coordinating appointments.
  4. As support to the staff attorney, additional tasks will include a variety of secretarial, administrative duties, and detailed tasks as assigned.
  5. 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 within or outside the CLSMF 12-county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification.
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years’ experience in civil litigation or working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters.
  • Ability to advocate consistently and zealously for clients in the regions we serve.
  • Highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of independently managing workload while prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced legal environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills.
  • Must be computer literate using Word, Excel, and Microsoft Suite and possess excellent typing skills. 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. As an Orlando Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work Honoree, 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. CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, generous paid time off, 100% 403B match, and professional & intellectual growth.

CLSMF is currently searching for a service-minded, mission driven individual to fulfill the following position:

Housing & Consumer Assistant (Kissimmee)

Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Housing & Consumer Assistant for the Housing & Consumer Counseling department to:

  1. Serve as the first point of contact a customer has with the unit.
  2. Explain housing counseling services.
  3. Manage and prioritize incoming request and referrals for housing counseling appointments including workshops.
  4. Gather documents from customer and review for completeness.
  5. Be responsible for the administrative duties of the Housing and Consumer Counseling unit.
  6. This is a FT position with the ability to work flexible work hours, based on the business needs to perform duties throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.  

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Human Services, Business or at least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (English-Spanish preferred).
  • Must be skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must 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]

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