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 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

FAMILY LAW AND PUBLIC BENEFITS PARALEGAL – VOCA/SOAR – ORLANDO 

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a full-time Paralegal for its non-profit legal services law firm located in Orlando, FL.  This is a full time position which requires background screening under the Department of Elder Affairs Title III program.

The paralegal will perform legal work for victims of domestic violence as specifically delegated by an attorney, and will review domestic violence victims’ cases for legal issues and make referrals to programattorneys.

Additionally, the SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) program in Florida is an initiative designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and have mental illnesses, medical impairments, and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.  The paralegal will perform approximately 50% of their time conducting outreach and assisting eligible clients through this process.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: competitive salary (lmid 30’s), 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:

  • Serve as appointed representative for the purpose of applying for SSI/SSDI. Representation includes “standing in” for the applicant, responding to questions, receiving copies of all mail sent to the applicant, and communicating back and forth with SSA and DDS.
  • Complete all required SSA forms for SSI and SSDI; submit online whenever possible.
  • Collect medical records from providers who have treated the applicant.
  • Write a comprehensive SOAR Medical Summary Report that includes psychosocial, treatment, and functional information that is co-signed, if at all possible, by a physician or psychologist who has seen the individual.
  • Conduct ongoing outreach and engagement with the individual to stay connected throughout the process.
  • Provide direct legal services to victims of domestic violence – (50% of the time):
    • interview clients and identify legal problems of domestic violence victims;
    • investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of investigation;
    • draft motions, pleadings and other documents as directed;
    • make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance;
    • conduct legal research;
    • serve process and execute affidavits of service; serve witness subpoenas and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts;
    • provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to filing for losses covered by public and private insurance programs, including workman’s compensation, unemployment benefits, cash assistance (welfare), etc.;
    • review domestic violence victim cases for legal issues to facilitate the securing of rights, remedies and services for victims from other agencies and attorneys.
    • Conduct outreach to the local area and additional travel within the service area (15-25%)

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certification.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working in a law firm as a paralegal is required.
  • High School education or equivalent experience.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
  • Experience working on Social Security disability cases.
  • Experience with family law.
  • Ability to work with low-income population.
  • Ability to collaborate with community partners.  Extensive connections to the community a plus.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Valid Florida driver license, valid vehicle registration, and proof of minimum insurance coverage.
  • Experience in or knowledge of assigned project.
 
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.