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Last Modified: 07/20/2021

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: August 2, 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]

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.

In the Pro Bono Coordinator role, the candidate will conduct all communications with clients and potential clients from referral to case placement and maintaining case management records. Coordinate and implement successful CLSMF workshops, clinics, and other pro bono activities including logistics, material preparation, client participation, data collection and tracking.

Application Deadline: August 2, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Pro Bono Coordinator to join our expanding, nonprofit law firm in our Daytona office. This role will serve as an integral part of the Pro Bono Services team to:

  1. Coordinate all communications with pro bono clients and prospective clients to execute pro bono activities and/or events.
  2. This successful candidate will review eligibility of clients that are referred from Substantive Law Units, change codes in case management system to reflect pro bono, send correspondence to clients, manage and schedule legal advice clinics, and assist with file set up.
  3. Collaborate with the Pro Bono Development team to ensure appropriate attorney availability for all pro bono activities.
  4. Collect and maintain all necessary pro bono attorney and case data including time, expense, status, attendance, etc.
  5. Under the direction of the Manager of Pro Bono Services, this role will execute the strategy for excellent client experience for all CLSMF’s pro bono clients.
  6. Collaborate with pro bono development team to ensure effective pro bono volunteer engagement communication during the course of a case and work regularly with office volunteers on office work/projects that are delegated by the Manager of Pro Bono Services.
  7. In this role, the candidate will also conduct all communications with clients and potential clients from referral to case placement and maintaining case management records.
  8. Coordinate and implement successful CLSMF workshops, clinics, and other pro bono activities including logistics, material preparation, client participation, data collection and tracking.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or comparable experience required.  Law office and legal experience preferable.
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income clients.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, is self-motivated, professional, and capable of independently managing workload and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced legal environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organization and high polished communication and writing skills, computer proficiency (Microsoft Office 365), video conferencing proficiency (Zoom, Microsoft Teams), Bilingual (English Spanish) preferred.
  • May perform duties of higher or lower classified positions, as assigned.
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.
  • 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 (Palatka)

Application Deadline: August 2, 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 2, 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 (Sanford)

Application Deadline: August 2, 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 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. 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:

Community Initiatives Coordinator (Regional)

Application Deadline: August 2, 2021

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Community Initiative Coordinator for our dynamic, non-profit law firm. The individual in this role is key to assisting the Manager of Community Initiatives with:

  1. Connecting the organization to the surrounding communities through education, engagement.
  2. Planning and overseeing the implementation of outreach strategies.
  3. Maintaining communication with both external and internal stakeholders is key to the success in this position.
  4. This work requires a high degree of positive public communication including developing strategies to engage the local community, meet the community members where they are, and identifying the needs of the community.
  5. A major focus of an individual in this position is increasing public awareness of CLSMF services and programs as well as community participation in outreach events.
  6. This position also ensures the smooth flow of events from start to finish.
  7. 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:

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 2 years of experience working with a community-based organization, working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities.
  • Ability to engage a diverse constituency effectively and consistently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm, creativity, good judgement, initiative, and the willingness to work with the public and collaboratively.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft products, particularly Word, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

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