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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 2015 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

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CURRENT JOB LISTINGS

PARALEGAL–EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (DAYTONA BEACH)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Paralegal who will also serve as an Executive Assistant to the Legal Director of a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm located in Daytona Beach. A minimum of three years of experience working in a law firm as a paralegal is required, five years of experience is preferred. This position will spend approximately half of the time performing paralegal functions and half of the time performing executive assistant functions.

Paralegal tasks to be completed include making and following-up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance. Drafting process and executing appropriate affidavits of service; drafting witness subpoenas and other papers, as requested; filing legal papers with appropriate courts. All while maintaining accurate, complete, well-organized case/project records and files. The executive assistant tasks are as follows: scheduling meetings, appointments, court dates, type and distribute memorandum, take meeting notes, transcribe notes from dictating equipment into correspondence, minutes, reports, and answer phone calls directing callers appropriately.

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

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

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Bondable
  • Paralegal certification is preferred
  • Minimum of three years experience as an Executive Assistant or similar position
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures and the use of office machines and equipment
  • Proficient with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel or other acceptable word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income constituents
  • Professional attitude, courteous manner with the public
  • Attention to detail
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Perform duties at various locations throughout service area
  • Must be able to attend meetings and/or other functions at various locations throughout service area. Occasional out of area travel and overnight stays may be required.
  • Proficient at utilizing social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. for work purposes
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license
SPECIAL EDUCATION/CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ATTORNEY (DAYTONA BEACH)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is a Central Florida Law Firm, seeking a Children’s Rights Attorney for its fast paced Special Education/Children’s Rights Unit. Candidates with experience in Special Education Law, community outreach and collaboration preferred. Candidates must possess strong advocacy skills, enjoy public speaking, be flexible, creative, and have a desire to do impact work, as well as work with a diverse group of clients. Must have a current Florida Bar membership and a valid Florida driver’s license.

Responsibilities will include membership with various community programs and committees that focus on our grant vision; traveling to various locations within our 12 counties of representation; representation of special needs children in public schools; public speaking and able to communicate ideas with others. Strong writing skills and interpersonal skills are a must. Focus will be on impact work and policy change to meet the goals written under the unit’s grant, as well as creating new ideas.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package, including free health, dental, life, disability insurance, a generous time off program, and law school loan repayment assistance. Send resume and references to: careers@clsmf.org or via Fax: 386-323-5762. CLSMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requirements:

  • Must have two years of experience in Special Education Law
  • Must be of excellent moral character
  • Must be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar
  • Must have a demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income constituents
  • Must maintain professional and legal knowledge through reading and continuing education
  • Must be bondable
  • Must be able to attend meetings and/or other functions at various locations throughout service area.
  • Occasional out of area travel and overnight stays may be required.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver license
ELDER ABUSE ADVOCATE/SOCIAL WORKER (OCALA)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking an Elder Abuse Advocate for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Ocala. Some experience working in a law firm with legal experience is preferred. The Elder Abuse Advocate performs outreach and advocacy duties in order to assist elder abuse victims. This position assists attorneys to provide legal assistance through the VOCA Elder Abuse Advocacy Project. The Elder Abuse Advocate is responsible for developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with social service agencies, law enforcement, government entities, and other community and non-profit organizations to coordinate services and assist in advocating for elderly victims of crime. This position is also responsible for regularly attending advocate meetings sponsored by various social services organizations. The Elder Abuse Advocate develops and conducts outreach/educational programs for community groups to prevent elder abuse crimes and to identify potential clients. This position conducts fact-finding investigations after intake meetings and initial determination of clients’ eligibility for program services if client is eligible or, if not, makes appropriate referral. On behalf of elder abuse victims, the Advocate provides the following services: Information and Referral; Personal Advocacy/Accompaniment (for example, accompaniment to law enforcement interview, intervention with employer or financial institution); Emotional Support or Safety Services (including safety planning, individual counseling); and Criminal/Civil Justice System Assistance (notification of criminal justice system events, assistance with victim impact statement, assistance with restitution, civil or criminal advocacy accompaniment). This position may also be required to do home maintenance and financial management counseling.

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

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

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s of Arts in Social Work
  • Must have crisis counseling and advocacy skills
  • Proficient with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel, or other acceptable word processing and
    spreadsheet software in addition to office equipment such as copiers, scanners, etc.
  • Demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of the elderly and low-income
    constituents
  • Community connections and networks, preferred
  • Professional attitude, courteous manner with the public
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Must be able to perform duties or attend meetings and/or other functions at various locations
    throughout service area. Occasional out of area travel and overnight stays may be required
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred and may be required in certain offices
  • Must pass State of Florida, Level II background screening
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license