Job Opportunities

Making a difference

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, and encourage qualified applicants to review our job postings and apply for a specific opening. 

You can be proud to work at CLSMF. For more than 50 years, CLSMF’s programs, services, and people continue to embrace our Statewide community with care. Our extensive range of legal and advocacy services also means rewarding opportunities to advance in a fulfilling career with a team of dynamic professionals.  

We offer competitive salaries, a supportive work environment, and an exceptional benefit package for eligible positions, including:

  • A selection of medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits.
  • Tax-deferred annuity (403b) plan, with CLSMF funded contributions to the plan.
  • Generous vacation, holiday, and other paid time off for vacation, personal, or floating holidays to honor the needs of our diverse employees, and approximately 14 scheduled paid holidays per year.

CLSMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We value a diverse workforce and the promotion of inclusive culture at all levels

CLSMF does not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant for employment from all qualified individuals 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

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.
 

COMPLETE CONFIDENCE will be maintained as you submit your resume to careers@clsmf.org.

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.


CURRENT JOB LISTINGS

Supervisor of Compliance & Administrative Services (Daytona)
Legal Server and LSC compliance training to all new employees and ongoing staff education to CLSMF personnel as needed or requested.  Supervises work of other office/or clerical employees with a focus on person first customer/client service at all levels while consistently following and refining procedures and processes for compliance and delivery of client services.  Advises firm leadership on the capabilities, limitations, and needs of technical and clerical staff, and stays well informed of operational advances which may be of benefit to CLSMF. 
The CLSMF Supervisor of Compliance & Administrative Services is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings, based on business need throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area. Occasional out of area travel and overnight stays may be required. 
 
Qualifications:
  • Must have significant and diverse experience as a Paralegal. Certification preferred.
  • Successful candidate will have highly developed organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently manage competing priorities and engage a high commitment to staff performance with a demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income constituents. 
  • Education and certifications in appropriate field and three years’ work experience with comparable responsibilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience and possess excellent project management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365) with strong experience in creating processes and training staff to maximize performance across multiple software platforms utilized by CLSMF 
  • Must be very knowledgeable about Legal Server, LSC Regulations, and CLSMF Policies
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org
Social Worker (Daytona)
The Social Worker position is part of a CLSMF initiative functioning in an outreach/support capacity designed to provide integrative links to services for adult clients with MH or other qualifying disabilities The CLSMF Social Worker is responsible for supporting clients’ basic needs by fielding referrals to/from the legal staff as part of a person centered, holistic approach to helping a diverse, at-risk client population in the Volusia County service area.  Advocacy and crisis intervention skills essential, this position ensures that the CLSMF Social Work role operates under professional, State, and LSC standards and guidelines.
 
Key responsibilities also include documenting assessments and creating service plans with clients.  This clinician will also support a client’s goal work by providing interventions, using evidence based practices, Motivational Interviewing, WRAP, etc.
 
Reporting to the designated Supervising Attorney, this position also requires a high level of coordination with community, housing, and health service providers. The CLSMF Social Worker is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on client need
 
Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in social work or counseling, with at least two years’+ post academic FTE in related field experience required. 
  • Current Florida clinical licensure relevant to degree and experience preferred.
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
  • Successful applicants will have the ability to effectively and consistently engage and manage a challenging caseload. 
  • Must be well organized, possess excellent clinical, verbal and written communication skills, and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365).
  • Ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter and skilled negotiator with community social service systems.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Community Liaison (Orlando)
As a Florida Attorney in good standing, this highly visible position’s key responsibilities are driven through direct impact on securing eligible case referrals, and overall engagement in the legal community. The CLSMF Community Liaison is responsible for engaging the broader legal and professional communities with CLSMF by expanding the firm’s inter-agency partnerships, RFP/grant capacity, managing the firm’s Corporate Partner Program, attending conferences, events, and supporting the firm’s productive overall presence in the counties we serve. 
 
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Liaison may serve as the designated liaison between CLSMF, stakeholders throughout the legal community, non-profit leaders, and a wide array of business entities, this position is responsible for cultivating, conducting, and coordinating stewardship of effective working relationships, from inception to follow up required on internal and external outreach activities and creating meaningful reports that involve CLSMF’s impact through effective use of the Community Liaison role. Working with the Communication Department, creates dynamic and focused presentations to community organizations and businesses about our services from inception to follow through to measure each initiative’s efficacy. The CLSMF Community Liaison is a 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.
 
Qualifications:
  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida.
  • Successful candidate will have highly polished presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad constituency, including experience and expertise to conceptualize new and appropriate engagement strategies and translate them into achievable plans.
  • Must possess excellent legal project management 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 careers@clsmf.org

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 is a full time position located in our Hernando County office. 

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.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

RECEPTIONIST/LEGAL ASSISTANT (PALATKA)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Receptionist/Legal Assistant for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Palatka. Some experience in family or housing/landlord tenant law preferred. Maintains case files, calendars and coordinates appointments. Prepares legal pleadings and other documents as directed. Performs typing and other clerical/secretarial responsibilities including processing client documents. Must be able to conduct discovery and perform detailed research. Experience in support of litigation preferred. Will schedule depositions, draft discovery, and issuance of subpoenas. Conducts telephonic or in person intakes with clients, meets with clients, and performs other specialized projects for the Unit as they arise.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org