Employment 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, Externships, and Volunteer

Are you a law student or pre-law student looking for an internship/externship?  Maybe a paralegal wanting to obtain legal experience while giving back?  Find out more about our Volunteer Involvement Program (V.I.P.). 

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

Manager of Data Analytics (Daytona-Regional)

The Manager of Data Analytics is a dynamic and engaging professional responsible for training and assisting staff in the collection and reporting of data and the development of outcomes.  The Manager of Data Analytics will formulate queries and reports in Legal Server case management system to aid in management of various grants management and standardized reporting.  The position is responsible for producing periodic client services/activities reports for submission to various funders and to internal staff. The Manager of Data Analytics will assist firm leadership in drafting policies, procedures and processes based on Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations and training staff.  The position will conduct proactive and periodic review of client/case data to ensure compliance with LSC regulations and other funder requirements. The Manager will also utilize GIS software/methodologies to assess and forecast service, delivery and efficiency. The successful candidate will assist in the preparation of reports, grants, presentations, and dashboards. The Data Analytics Manager will work with the Manager of Program Integrity and Implementation and the Manager of Quality Assurance to ensure continuation of quality improvement across the firm.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS – related certifications desired. Six plus years progressive experience in a legal or government setting;
  • Legal Server, Geographic Information System and Amplifund experience preferred;
  • Ability to design and run reports in Legal Server on a routine basis to support grant application and grant reporting upon request by staff;
  • Advanced capability in Excel;
  • Able to set up tables, create pivot tables and pivot charts, build advanced formulas, and create dashboards;
  • Experience with Power BI, Power Query a plus;
  • Strong understanding of GIS (Geographic Information System) highly preferred;
  • Ability to learn, summarize, and train staff on LSC regulations;
  • Ability to draft reports in case management system by creating filters to accurately capture case/grant activities;
  • Ability to analyze demographic and client services data and produce infographics- both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Legal experience preferred;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365); and
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Manager of Administrative Services (Daytona/Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Manager of Administrative Services to lead the support functions for our dynamic, non-profit law firm located throughout the 12-County service area served by our firm. The Manager of Administrative Services is a dynamic and engaging professional responsible for organizing and coordinating consistent workflows and procedures, from Receptionists to Paralegals. As part of the firm’s commitment to a professional consistency across all levels of support staff, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication, and safety. The duties of the Manager of Administrative Services include training, supervising, and guiding the activities of staff responsible for scheduling meetings and appointments, purchasing and travel arrangements, staff encounters with clients and visitors, and providing general administrative support to the firm. The Manager of Administrative Services possesses experience with a variety of software (email tools, spreadsheets, databases, etc.) and working knowledge to process a broad range of administrative duties. The Manager of Administrative Services is able to ensure high-quality functions across the law firm and continuously improve day-to-day operational capacity. The Manager of Administrative Services is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS, 2+ years’ of experience in coordination of multiple tasks
  • Proven experience as an Office Manager, or Department/Program Coordinator;
  • Knowledge of professional responsibilities, systems and procedures;
  • Skilled in completing time and content sensitive projects in a timely and high-quality manner;
  • Attention to detail and superior problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment;
  • A creative mind with an ability to implement continuous improvements;
  • Law firm or similar workplace experience preferred;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Grant Writer (Daytona/Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s is seeking a Grant Writer based in our Daytona office.  The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing, managing, writing and reporting grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations. Candidate will persuasively communicate CLSMF’s mission and programs to diverse portfolio of funders. The Grant Writer will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a professional and resourceful demeanor, the ability to work both independently and as a team player, and a desire to take initiative and manage numerous projects. The Grant Writer assembles and submits grant requests, establish and maintain consistent professional relationships with stakeholders on all levels, conduct prospect research, and manages a challenging calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree, and 3 -5 years of relevant experience are required;
  • Must be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner;
  • Thoroughly reviews award terms and conditions and coordinates the acceptance of awards;
  • Monitors achievement toward grant goals to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations;
  • Alerts program staff to any required reports to funders, collects data on funded projects, and assists with report development and submission;
  • Ensures that program reports, outcomes and deliverables are submitted on time;
  • Executes award closeout and maintains grant audit files;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential;
  • Effectively organizes, assembles and arranges resources to meet goals;
  • Maintains excellent historical records;
  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to research, forecast and present captivating data (biographical, financial, and informational);
  • Successfully tracks the progress of various projects;
  • Candidate must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Manager of Quality Assurance (Orlando-Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Manager of Quality Assurance for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Orlando-Regional offices. The Manager of Quality Assurance plans, coordinates and facilitates the implementation of projects across the organization with specific focus on providing quality services to clients in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of the organization. Works with and utilizes unit managers, grant and report writers, and quality improvement personnel to ensure synchronization of program specific projects between service providers, project support staff and organizational stakeholders.  

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in project planning, project management and coordinating across cross-functional teams;
  • Must be able to develop solutions to difficult problems that optimize quality assurance and account for competing stakeholder demands;
  • Should be skilled in working with multiple platforms that record project outcomes and possess an ability to increase their effective use;
  • Familiarity with survey tools, information management systems, including Legal Server are a plus;
  • Must have excellent presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Personnel Representative (Orlando)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking an ambitious and versatile Personnel Representative to join our diverse and dedicated non-profit law firm serving 12 counties in Central Florida.  This FT Position is based in our Orlando office with some local area work and additional travel within the service area (10-15%) with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.  With a focus toward maintaining the best impression of the firm during the entire employment experience, the Personnel Representative must be able to maintain the highest degree of personal integrity and confidentiality in all professional matters with CLSMF staff, demonstrating exemplary service orientation in all encounters and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This highly visible role supports the effective deployment of HR programs, including performance management, salary administration and implementation, staffing, headcount planning/reporting, retention, and career development. Assures progressive diversity and inclusion initiatives within the organization and across geographic locations.

 Responsibilities include functional execution of the recruitment process, including recruitment plans, sourcing strategies, and resources, to job posting, phone screening, interviewing, reference/background checks, and communication with candidates and hiring managers.

Coordinate employee development to include scheduling, documenting, and facilitation of training programs and conference participation for employees at all levels.

Ensure compliance and conformance to regulations, risk management practices, with additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in human resources management or related discipline. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above;
  • Successful candidate is a motivated, detail-oriented self-starter and quick learner;
  • Must possess a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a flexible environment and be highly articulate with polished communication and writing skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, experience with HRIS platforms;
  • Interest toward career growth in Human Resources and/or nonprofit management;
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal – Housing Counselor (Spring Hill)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Spring Hill. The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys, as directed. Investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of investigation; draft motions, pleadings and other documents, make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research; and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts; provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to CLSMF services, review 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 (10-15%)

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification;
  • Law firm experience (2+years) with background in family law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) highly preferred;
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) highly preferred;
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal – Medical Legal Partnership (DeLand)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a dynamic professional to serve in this position as an exceptionally qualified Paralegal in an exciting medical-legal partnership between CLSMF and the West Volusia Hospital Authority (WVHA) in DeLand. This highly visible position’s key responsibilities include the provision of direct legal services to underserved, low-income clients; educating healthcare providers on assessing health-harming legal needs; and supporting the firm’s overall mission in the area served under the grant. Areas of practice for the Medical-Legal Partnership include public benefits, housing, and other civil legal matters. Successful outcomes are measured through securing eligible case referrals and providing overall positive engagement to clients and stakeholders in the service community.  Reporting to the Managing Attorney, the Medical-Legal Partnership Staff Attorney or Paralegal serves as the designated liaison between CLSMF, stakeholders throughout the provider community, non-profit leaders, and a wide array of human service entities, this position is responsible for cultivating, and coordinating effective working relationships, from inception to follow up to assure CLSMF’s impact to individuals served in Volusia County. This Medical Legal Partnership professional role is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout the Volusia County service area by develop effective working relationships with medical and behavioral health organizations in DeLand and serving as CLSMF’s liaison to WVHA’s Commissioners.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess Certification as a Florida Paralegal with commensurate experience;
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience as a Paralegal. Commitment to low-income/vulnerable clients and communities on legal matters; experience working or volunteering in a health or human services setting preferred;
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad constituency, including experience in community /grant-funded programs;
  • This field driven position is able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and demonstrates a solid commitment to improving community health; with flexibility and enthusiasm about outreach and the challenges in building this program;
  • Spoken and written fluency in English and Spanish highly preferred;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal – Family Law (Tavares)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Tavares.  The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys, as directed. Investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of investigation; draft motions, pleadings and other documents, make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research; and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts; provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to CLSMF services, review 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 (10-15%).

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification;
  • Law firm experience (2+years) with background in family law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) highly preferred;
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills;
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal – Family Law (Daytona)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Daytona and covering cases for the entire 7th Circuit. 

The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys, as directed. Investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of investigation; draft motions, pleadings and other documents, make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research; and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts; provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to CLSMF services, review 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 (10-15%).

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification;
  • Law firm experience (2+years) with background in family law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) highly preferred;
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills;
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Daytona-Brevard-Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Daytona-Brevard office, and covering cases for the entire 18th Circuit. Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Family Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements. The Family Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas including domestic violence, family time sharing, injunctions for protection, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment;
  • Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve;
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Tavares)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Tavares office, and covering cases for the entire 5th Circuit.

Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Family Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements. The Family Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas including domestic violence, family time sharing, injunctions for protection, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment;
  • Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve;
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org 

Staff Attorney – Housing Law (Tavares)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Housing Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Tavares office.

Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Housing Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements.

The Housing Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas in housing law, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment;
  • Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve;
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Kissimmee-Orlando-Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Kissimmee office, and covering cases for the entire 9th Circuit.

Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Family Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements.

The Family Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas including domestic violence, family time sharing, injunctions for protection, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment;
  • Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve;
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Housing (Kissimmee)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Housing Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Kissimmee office. Legal work includes representation of clients on L/T and Foreclosure matters, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, negotiation of settlement agreements and appeal hearings. The Housing Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida;
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience;
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a diverse constituency;
  • Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365); and
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal (Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in several offices in the 12-county service area served by our firm.

(Office Locations:  Tavares, Ocala, Daytona, DeLand, Spring Hill, Kissimmee, Orlando, Inverness, Sanford)

The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys. Investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of findings; 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 CLSMF services, review 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 (25-50%)

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certification.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a law firm as a paralegal is required.
  • Experience working on housing and/or family law cases (LLT, Foreclosures, Fair Housing, DV, Family)
  • Commitment to understanding and addressing legal issues of low-income clients   
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) preferred
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org 

Legal Assistant/Receptionist (Tavares)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a FT Legal Assistant for our fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Tavares.

  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) required.
  • Must have significant professional experience with family/housing/LLT law.

Maintains case files, calendars and coordinates appointments. Prepares legal pleadings and other documents as directed. Performs data entry and other clerical/secretarial responsibilities including processing client documents. Must be able to conduct discovery, perform detailed research, schedule depositions, and process 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.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent, Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal track certification strongly preferred
  • Law firm experience (5+years) with background in family/housing law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus.
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal – Medical Legal Partnership (Orlando)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a dynamic professional to serve in this position as a qualified Paralegal in an exciting partnership between CLSMF and the Grace Medical Home in Orange County.

The Medical-Legal Partnership Paralegal is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout the service area. Areas of practice for the Medical-Legal Partnership include public benefits, housing, and other civil legal matters.

Qualifications

  • Must possess Certification as a Paralegal with commensurate experience.
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience as a Paralegal. 
  • Commitment to low-income, vulnerable clients and communities.
  • Experience working on Social Security cases preferred.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English and Spanish preferred
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Quality Assurance Representative (Daytona Beach, FL)

Reporting to the Department of Grants & Compliance, this position provides administrative and audit support as well as research from multiple sources identify opportunities and determine the activities needed to meet quality targets and employer and payor contractual goals across the firm. Following developed protocols, procedures and guidelines as well as facilitate process improvement initiatives to drive performance across the organization to achieve the goals served to meet the organizations Quality Assurance initiatives and contractual requirements.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in legal studies or related discipline
  • 4+ years progressive experience in a legal, government, health or human services compliance setting Successful candidate will have the ability to effectively and consistently manage multiple priorities and should be must be organized with the ability to work with time and content sensitive material, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be computer literate.
  • Familiarity with Legal Server case management and/or Amplifund grants management system is a plus
  • Must possess excellent workflow/time management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365, Legal Server)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Fair Housing Advocate (Orlando-Kissimmee)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) is seeking a Fair Housing Advocate based in our Orlando-Kissimmee office.  The program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FHIP grants.  The program provides education and outreach to a 12-county service area in Central Florida and investigates alleged housing discrimination in an effort to combat and diminish housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. Duration of this position is dependent on grant funding availability. 

The Fair Housing Testing Advocate will be directly supervised by the Fair Housing Program Manager.  The advocate is directly responsible for attending community outreach events, and conducts educational workshops on housing discrimination, and possesses polished public presentation skills with the ability to work weekends and/or evenings as business needs require. 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS with 1-year related post academic experience, successful candidate will have knowledge of Fair Housing rules, regulations, and laws;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred;
  • Must be able to work independently and collaborate with the team in a deadline driven setting;
  • Successful candidate will have the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad staff and client constituency and experience working with diverse workforce;
  • Must possess excellent workflow/time management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365, Legal Server);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Manager of Development & Donor Relations (Orlando)

The Manager of Development & Donor Relations is a dynamic and engaging professional responsible for expanding CLSMF’s fundraising and communication goals through collaboration, strategy, planning and execution. The individual in this key role will work closely with Staff at all levels as well as interacting with Board Members.

Responsible for the expansion of individual and corporate fundraising efforts, including social media, targeted web campaigns and major gift campaigns as well as planned giving opportunities, to attract new donors and enhance support from existing donors.  The ideal candidate in this role performs collaborative work in development of strategic fundraising plans to significantly increase the portfolio of individual donors and institutional funders with a focus on building support across a diverse range of opportunities: from private foundations, legal professionals, corporate partners, to the broader audience of private and public stakeholders.

This role will guide and manage the expansion of a consistent individual donor solicitation process (from outreach to measurable outcomes) in a timely manner, while ensuring compliance, accountability and integrity.

Support and Manage team positions, including but not limited to the duties performed by a Supervisor of Communications, Marketing & Special Events, a Communications Representative, and/or any ad hoc or 1099 roles related to stewardship, fundraising, and communications

As a driven professional who understands and pursues front line relationship building, soliciting, developing long range and strategic plans for increasing institutional giving support and expanding CLSMF’s funding base. Strong candidates for this position will have a combination of development, marketing, and communications skills.

The CLSMF Manager of Development & Donor Relations 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:

  • BA/BS (related credentials desirable)
  • Successful candidate will have highly polished presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad audience and donor constituency, including experience and expertise to conceptualize new and appropriate strategies and translate them into achievable plans
  • Must possess excellent project management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365, eTapestry)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org 

Paralegal – Family Law (Ocala)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Ocala and covering cases for the entire 5th Circuit. 

The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys, as directed. Investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of investigation; draft motions, pleadings and other documents, make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research; and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts; provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to CLSMF services, review 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 (10-15%)

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification
  • Law firm experience (2+years) with background in family law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) preferred
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal – Family Law (Sanford-Brevard)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Sanford-Brevard and covering cases for the entire 18th Circuit. 

The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys, as directed. Investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of investigation; draft motions, pleadings and other documents, make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research; and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts; provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to CLSMF services, review 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 (10-15%)

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification
  • Law firm experience (2+years) with background in family law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) preferred
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal – Family Law (Orlando)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Orlando and covering cases for the entire 9th Circuit. 

The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys, as directed. Investigate and develop cases, develop written reports to attorneys detailing results of investigation; draft motions, pleadings and other documents, make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research; and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts; provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to CLSMF services, review 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 (10-15%)

Qualifications:

  • Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal certification
  • Law firm experience (2+years) with background in family law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) preferred
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Ocala)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Ocala office, and covering cases for the entire 5th Circuit

Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Family Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements.

The Family Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas including domestic violence, family time sharing, injunctions for protection, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment.
  • Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve.
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations.
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365).
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Daytona)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Daytona Beach office, and covering cases for the entire 7th Circuit.

Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Family Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements.

The Family Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas including domestic violence, family time sharing, injunctions for protection, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment.
  • Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve.
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations.
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365).
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

PART-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY-Helpline– Orlando-Sanford

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc., is seeking Helpline Attorneys in various areas of civil law to provide advice and brief services to clients throughout Central Florida for up to 24 scheduled hours per week.  This position is based in our Orlando-Sanford office.  

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 excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365).
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal (Ocala)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Ocala.  The paralegal will perform legal work as specifically delegated by an attorney and will review client cases for legal issues and make referrals to program attorneys. 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 CLSMF services, review 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 (10-15%)

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certification.
  • A minimum of three years’ of experience working in a law firm as a paralegal is required.
  • Experience working on housing cases (LLT, Foreclosures, Fair Housing).
  • Commitment to understanding and addressing legal issues of low-income clients   
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) preferred
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365).
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Kissimmee-Orlando-Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Kissimmee office, and covering cases for the entire 9th Circuit.

Legal work includes representation of clients on a broad range of Family Law topics, legal advocacy to low income clients in civil litigation matters, regular court appearances, hearings and trials, client interaction, drafting of pleadings and orders, preparation and review of discovery, and negotiation of settlement agreements.

The Family Law Staff Attorney is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted in good standing to practice law in Florida;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters; experience with subject matter areas including domestic violence, family time sharing, injunctions for protection, with a high capacity to prioritize, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet strict deadlines within a rapid-paced environment;
  • Ability to consistently and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and professional commitment to improving CLSMF’s presence in the regions we serve;
  • Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage and collaborate with a diverse constituency of community stakeholders and organizations;
  • Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365);
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary; and
  • Ability to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12 county service area.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org