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Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child, a senior, a veteran? Do you want to help a victim of domestic violence feel safe again? Do you want to help a family put food on the table? Join our team of dedicated attorneys and advocates who make a difference in the lives of thousands of people every year!

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) was named by the NonProfit Times 2016 as a Top 50 Best NonProfit Companies to Work For, making it the fifth year in a row as one of the top in the nation.

CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package, a great working environment, and the chance to improve the lives of people in our community.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Internships

Are you a law student or pre-law student looking for an internship?  Find out more about our internship program.

Volunteer Lawyers Project

Are you an attorney looking for rewarding volunteer opportunities. Learn more about how you can make a difference by doing pro bono legal work through CLSMF.

CURRENT JOB LISTINGS

Medical-Legal Partnership Staff Attorney – West Volusia County

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a dynamic attorney to serve as the medical-legal partnership attorney for an exciting new medical-legal partnership between CLSMF and the West Volusia Hospital Association (WVHA) in Volusia County.

This position will require the attorney to work in West Volusia County. This is a full time position. CLSMF offers an excellent benefits package: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more.  Send resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: 386-323-5762. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide direct legal services to underserved, low-income clients in a variety of civil legal matters, including public benefits, housing and family law;
  • Build a new program from the ground up;
  • Engage in outreach to and develop strong working relationships with medical and behavioral health organizations in west Volusia County; and
  • Serve as CLSMF’s liaison to WVHA’s Commissioners.

 Qualifications:

  •  2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters;
  • Commitment to improving community health;
  • Spoken and written fluency in English and Spanish;
  • Experience taking initiative and displaying leadership in previous employment or volunteer positions;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Flexibility;
  • Comfort with public speaking;
  • Enthusiasm about the opportunity to engage in outreach and build a new program; and
  • Experience working in a health care setting before or after law school is a plus.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Be admitted to practice law in Florida or obtain admission to Florida Bar within 6 months;
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Be able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and
  • Have a valid Florida Driver’s License.
ELDER ABUSE ADVOCATE

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking an Elder Abuse Advocate for its Kissimmee office. Will perform outreach and advocacy duties in order to assist elder abuse victims, particularly those who are financially exploited. This position will also assist attorneys to provide legal assistance through Elder Abuse Programs. We are seeking candidates with an assertive nature who are compassionate in advocating on behalf of the senior population. Must have a high level of patience and the ability to maneuver through the various social service programs in order to provide a positive outcome for our clients. Will require travel throughout Central Florida. This is a full-time forty-hour per week position. This position requires background screening under the Department of Elder Affairs Title III program.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: competitive salary low to mid 30’s depending on experience, free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more. Send resume and references to careers@clsmf.org or fax to (386) 323-5762

Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities

The Elder Abuse Advocate will provide crisis intervention services including crisis counseling; conduct assessments; make referrals; and advocate on behalf of clients by initiating and maintaining contact with various social services organizations to coordinate services. Will perform home visits to investigate allegations of elder abuse. This position will perform outreach duties in order to identify potential elder abuse/crime victims and provide information about abuse and how to get assistance. Must be comfortable conducting public presentations and networking with various agencies and their associated members.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Counseling skills and experience
  • Valid FL Driver License
  • Public speaking skills
  • Advocacy skills and community connections
  • Specialized training (crisis counseling)
  • Experience with MS Office products including Outlook
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish-English) a plus
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES – ORLANDO/DAYTONA BEACH, FL

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Human Resources Director for either its Orlando or Daytona Beach office. The Director of Human Resources reports to the Executive Director and has the overall responsibility for all human resources functions of the organization, with a specific emphasis on employee relations.   Works closely with and receives limited direction from the Director of Operations in developing and implementing program policy, providing timely and reliable personnel information, mitigating organizational risk as it relates to employment law, policy and claims.  Additionally, serves as initial point of contact for communication with Labor Relations; facilitates productive resolution in employee/supervisor disputes; regularly monitors the organizational climate and makes recommendations when issues are identified; and manages and facilitates the employee benefits committee.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: competitive salary, free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more. Send resume and references to careers@clsmf.org or fax to (386) 323-5762

Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)

Responsibilities

  • Develops and recommends human resources policies and procedures for the program. Works with the other Directors to ensure policies adequately support the long-term vision for the organization.
  • Serves as initial point of contact for employee relation issues, including advising management on appropriate handling of employee performance issues, Labor Relations grievances, and employee concerns.
  • Plans, develops, resources and tracks training for the organization that is not related to legal practice (i.e. annual HR compliance training, management training).
  • Improves and codifies hiring, on-boarding, termination, and off-boarding practices. Trains interviewing and hiring managers in appropriate interview and negotiation practices.
  • Designs and implements employee evaluations that support the organization’s long-term vision.
  • Periodically evaluates and recommends changes to employee position descriptions.
  • Makes recommendations on employee and other worker classifications, access and support. Works with the Director of Operations to streamline the overall support for employees including IT, facilities, and compliance.
  • Keeps the appropriate Directors informed of personnel issues, programs and concerns to ensure effective synchronization of organizational projects, plans and goals.
  • Establishes and manages all organizational recruiting processes.
  • Prepares personnel reports as required.
  • Coordinates and facilitates organization meetings.
  • Analyzes, reviews and makes recommendations to improve communication of organizational policies, including the method of communication, with emphasis on employment policies.
  • Participates in the Personnel Committee meetings as requested by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5-7 years relevant experience in Human Resources, or both.   Advanced degrees or MBAs are a plus.
  • Must have experience and be comfortable in dealing with Union and Labor Relation issues.
  • Must have a through knowledge of Federal and Florida employment law and its application to workplace policy.
  • Must have experience and be able to effectively communicate issues and solutions across a wide variety of audiences.   Will be required to regularly communicate with Directors as well as employees and union members.
  • Must be capable of making professional presentations to the Board of Directors and other outside entities.
  • Must be able to travel within the organization’s service area.  Daily travel is expected at least 40% of the time.
  • Some understanding of a law firm environment is preferred.
  • Must be bondable. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • HR designations or certifications are highly preferred.
  • Law degree with experience in employment law is highly preferred.

Salary Range: High 60’s to Mid 70’s annually

PUBLIC BENEFITS/VETERANS BENEFITS STAFF ATTORNEY Titusville

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Public Benefits/Veterans Benefits Attorney for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm serving clients in Central Florida.  This position is located in our Brevard County office. This is a full time position. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paidtime off program, and more.  Send resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: 386-323-5762.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct representation to low-income and homeless veterans with legal issues primarily focusing on VA disability benefits and discharge upgrades.
  • Provide direct representation to low-income non-veterans in a variety of Public Benefits issues such as: Social Security Disability and SSI cessations, Medicaid,food stamps, and unemployment compensation.
  • Provide direct representation to low-income clients with consumer issues such as debt collection, garnishment, repossession, contracts, consumer scams, small claims courts and debtor harassment.
Qualifications:
  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida or obtain admission to FL Bar within 6 months.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience with Veteran’s Affairs, Social Security Administration, and other state and federal agencies preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Be able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload.
  • Must have valid FL Driver’s License.
CONSUMER STAFF ATTORNEY Inverness/Spring Hill
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Consumer Attorney for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm that serves clients throughout Central Florida. This position is located in our Hernando County office.
This is a full time position. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paidtime off program, and more.  Send resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: 386-323-5762.
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Responsibilities:
  •  Provide direct representation to low-income clients with consumer issues such as debt collection, garnishment, repossession, contracts, consumer scams, small claims courts and debtor harassment.
  • Establish criteria for identifying consumer legal issues for use in other areas of the firm to include helpline, triage, housing and family
  • Establish network of private bar consumer attorneys to assist with co-counsel, full representation and pro bono work.
Qualifications:
  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida or obtain admission to The Florida Bar within 6 months.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Litigation experience in Federal and State courts.
  • Previous experience in the areas of consumer law preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Be able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12-county service area.
  • Must have a valid Florida Driver License.
PART-TIME HELPLINE ATTORNEY/HOUSING LAW/FAMILY LAW/PUBLIC BENEFITS/ELDER LAW/CONSUMER LAW – SANFORD, FL

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc., is seeking 2-3 part time Helpline Attorneys in various areas of civil law to provide advice and brief services to clients throughout Central Florida for up to 24 hours per week. This position would work out of our Sanford, FL office. CLSMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities

For more information about our organization, please look around the website. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: careers@clsmf.org.

Requirements

Successful candidates will posses the following qualifications:

  • Applicants must possess Florida Bar membership and be in good standing with the Florida Bar.
  • No prior experience in any particular area of the law is required, however experience in one or more areas of law as listed above is preferred.
  • The ability to speak multiple languages including Spanish is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Florida drivers license.