Job Opportunities

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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 2012 as a Top 50 Best NonProfit Companies to Work For and Florida’s Best Companies to Work For 2012  and Florida’s Best Companies to Work for 2013.

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.

Special Opportunity

Equal Justice Works Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) Fellow Position

Practice Areas: Veterans Benefits, civil legal issues for veterans

Program Background & Description: Equal Justice Works (EJW), AmeriCorps, and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) have partnered to provide the Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) Fellowship opportunity to assist veterans and military families with their legal needs. The VLC Fellow will provide civil legal assistance to low-income veterans and military families in central Florida. The VLC is funded in Florida by AmeriCorps, EJW, and CLSMF. CLSMF is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to eligible clients in 12 central Florida counties. CLSMF is funded by a variety of sources including the Legal Services Corporation, the Florida Bar Foundation, United Way, and private donations.

VLC Fellow Job Description

  • Provide direct representation to low-income and homeless veterans and military families with legal issues including VA benefits, landlord-tenant matters, evictions, foreclosures, health and disability benefits, public benefits, child support, domestic violence and other family law matters, consumer and medical debt, wills & advanced directives, drivers’ license reinstatement, and sealing & expunging criminal records.
  • Do outreach to and collaborate with veterans’ organizations including VA facilities, Vet Centers for combat veterans, homeless shelters, veterans courts, and Stand Downs for homeless veterans.
  • Teach classes to groups of veterans at homeless shelters, Vet Centers, jails, etc. to facilitate referrals of veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Establish a medical-legal partnership (MLP) on site at a VA medical facility in CLSMF’s 12 county service area. Conduct intakes at the MLP at least once a month.
  • Other administrative tasks related to CLSMF, AmeriCorps and EJW program compliance.

Qualifications

EJW and AmeriCorps require the completion of state and federal fingerprint and criminal background checks as well as compliance with all CNCS Federal Regulations throughout the fellowship program.

The Fellow must be admitted to practice law in Florida and have graduated from an EJW member law school. The Fellow will need excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively as a team member. Must be able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload. Previous experience working with low-income and homeless clients, veterans, and/or military families is a plus.

AmeriCorps Fellowship Living Allowance

  • Living Allowance of $24,200
  • Supplemental benefits for housing, student loans, professional dues, relocation expenses and other allowable expenses (a minimum of $12,000, with a maximum determined by a Fellow’s reimbursable costs)

Other Benefits and Professional Opportunities

  • Eligibility to place all qualified student loans into forbearance and receive an interest accrual payment at the end of service;
  • $5,550 education award on successful completion of service;
  • Opportunity to attend a national training program to develop leadership skills, learn effective practices to accomplish your projects, and meet colleagues from across the country;
  • Child care assistance (if income-eligible)

In addition to the standard fellowship benefits, CLSMF will also provide

  • Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • Supreme Court, Veterans Court, and state/local bar dues
  • Mileage reimbursement and per diem when applicable;
  • Retirement plan contribution per program policy;
  • Training and continuing legal education in relevant poverty law areas, as needed

Contact Information
careers@clsmf.org or fax: 386-323-5762

Current Job Listings

MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Maintenance Specialist for its Orlando office. This is a full-time, forty-hour per week position.

Will be responsible for the safety, maintenance and repair of facilities owned or leased by the law firm. Ensures that all facilities are maintained under the direction of the Facilities & Engineering Manager. Develops preventative maintenance programs for each facility. Inspects facilities on a regular basis. Obtains and evaluates bids and proposals for major equipment purchases and/or facility modifications or repairs. Arranges and supervises work accomplished by vendors or contractors and ensures that all contractors have required permits and insurances. Acts as a liaison with various building department and inspectors. Accomplishes any necessary maintenance, painting or repairs to facilities. Will maintain or arrange for maintenance of grounds, landscaping and irrigation systems. Assist with the maintenance of company parking lots and walkways to ensure cleanliness and safety. Will assist other departments with moving furniture, file cabinets and the unloading and storing of supplies. This position will require travel within our 12 county service area. Must have reliable transportation, preferably a pickup truck or van to carry tools and miscellaneous items for maintenance and repairs.

Competitive annual salary low to high 30’s depending on experience. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida 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 (M/F/V/D)

Experience:

  • Must have excellent moral character and professional demeanor
  • Minimum of five years experience in building and grounds maintenance
  • Have basic knowledge of building trades including electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning,
  • Plumbing, carpentry, painting, chemicals and lawn care
  • Have knowledge of local, state, and federal codes and regulations pertaining to the operation,
  • maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and utility systems
  • Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and small power tools
  • Must be able to perform duties at various locations throughout service area
  • Must have current, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Have the ability to work in high outdoor temperatures
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Have the ability to push, pull, bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time
  • High School graduate or equivalent
BILINGUAL INTAKE ASSISTANT – DAYTONA BEACH

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Bilingual Intake Assistant for its Daytona Beach office. This is a full-time forty-hour per week position.

Responsibilities:
Will conduct initial client telephone intake in order to determine legal issues and input the necessary financial and personal information into a database system. Will provide data entry, reporting and other clerical assistance to the office.

Successful candidates will posses the following qualifications:
• Bi-lingual (Spanish-English) required.
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Excellent communication skills and phone manner.
• Ability to conduct data entry with correct grammar and sentence structure.
• Must be proficient in MS Office including Outlook.
• Must have compassion and the ability to help others.
• Must have a professional demeanor and be comfortable dealing with the public.

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. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BI-LINGUAL RECEPTIONIST

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Bilingual Receptionist for its Orlando office. This is a full-time, forty-hour per week position.

Will greet clients and answer high volume of telephone calls for fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm. Conducts brief initial client intake interview, determines financial eligibility, and completes intakes for referrals to appropriate staff. Prepares documents as directed. Typing and other general clerical duties including incoming and outgoing mail, ordering office supplies, processing client documents and maintaining supplies of forms and brochures.

Competitive annual salary. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida 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 (M/F/V/D)

Experience: Bilingual (Spanish-English) required
Law firm experience (2 years) or Legal Studies Education
High School graduate or equivalent
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook
Must be well organized and have excellent communication and writing skills
Excellent phone manner and professional attitude
Commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income clients

SPECIAL EDUCATION ATTORNEY – Ocala

Public Interest Law firm in Ocala seeks experienced Special Education Attorney. Minimum of two years experience in Special Education Law preferred. Experience in filing due process and 504 complaints is a plus. Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. FL Bar membership or 3 years out-of-state Bar membership required. Must possess a valid FL driver’s license and be able to travel throughout our Central FL service area.

We offer excellent benefits including free health, dental, life, disability insurance, a generous time off program, law school loan repayment assistance, and more. Send resume, writing samples, and references to Heather Stupar at careers@clsmf.org or fax (386) 323-5762. E.O.E.