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

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

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.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Kissimmee)

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.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Perform client intakes, prepare legal documents, and conduct legal research at the supervising attorney’s direction
  • Serve as appointed representative for SSI/SSDI cases using the SOAR application process including filing initial applications, responding to requests and questionnaires from SSA and DDS, collecting medical records, and writing comprehensive Medical Summary Reports.
  • Make and follow up on referrals of clients to alternative/additional resources
  • Additional case support activities as needed

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.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains physical and electronic grant and compliance files
  • Runs periodic client services/activities reports for submission to multiple funding sources and stakeholders
  • Reviews client/case data for established performance criteria, regulations and funder criteria.  Provides timely responses/reports of any observed lapses to the appropriate personnel.
  • Processes data entry into grants management system and other electronic databases to assure continuity of information
  • Maintains calendar of grant/compliance due dates and logs of related activities
  • Conducts Census data research as needed
  • Supports process of grant application and reporting by formatting documents and reports for submission to various funders
  • Maintains and communicates policy changes internally using document software and other tools as indicated by the Director of Grants & Compliance.
  • Communicates and corresponds with funders as assigned

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in legal studies or related discipline
  • 4+ years progressive experience in a legal, government, health or human services compliance settingSuccessful 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, LegalServer)
  • 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 Testing Coordinator/Advocate (Orlando)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) is seeking a Fair Housing Testing Coordinator/Advocate based in our Orlando 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 Coordinator/Advocate will be directly supervised by the Fair Housing Program Manager.  The testing coordinator/advocate is directly responsible for our testing program, attends 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Administer rental, lending, and other Fair Housing tests.
  • Recruit and train new testers.
  • Develop testing strategy and select appropriate testers for each test.
  • Employ various methods to assist in determining where to conduct tests including scouting and research.
  • Make tests assignments, provide appropriate and thorough instructions for each test, and review them with the testers.
  • Provide clear and accurate directions for testers when necessary, utilizing maps or other sources for information.
  • Analyze tests reports, debriefing notes, and other information to determine whether there is evidence of illegal housing discrimination and, if so, assessing its severity.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records on all testing activity.
  • Conduct systemic investigations and prepare market analyses.
  • Develop Fair Housing presentations and training materials.
  • Present Fair Housing educational workshops/outreach.
  • Distribute Fair Housing materials throughout the CLSMF 12 county service area.
  • Cultivate relationships with community partners for client referrals and to identify opportunities for community involvement.
  • Assist in investigating Fair Housing violations and preparing complaints.

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) required
  • 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, LegalServer)
  • 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  – Community Economic Development (Tavares)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm in a Community Economic Development (CED) collaborative, specializing in the community development and affordable housing practice areas.

The paralegal prepares legal work and legal documents related to loans, investments, acquisitions, dispositions, leases and regulatory matters under the supervision of attorneys, develops cases, written reports to attorneys detailing results of case materials; completing draft motions, pleadings and other documents, process and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research, 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 from community stakeholders communicate with clients and third parties regarding transaction and due diligence matters

Provide support for attorneys, including performing office administrative tasks

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 real estate principles and related document drafting skills in transactional 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.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Manager of Development & Donor Relations

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.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org 

Paralegal – Medical Legal Partnership (Sanford)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a dynamic professional to serve in this position as either Staff Attorney or an exceptionally qualified Paralegal in an exciting medical-legal partnership between CLSMF and the West Volusia Hospital Authority (WVHA) in Volusia County.

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 west Volusia County and serving as CLSMF’s liaison to WVHA’s Commissioners.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida or possess Certification as a Paralegal with commensurate experience
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience as a lawyer or 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 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.

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.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Paralegal – Family Law (Sanford)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a versatile Paralegal to join our expanding, non-profit law firm located in Sanford 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.

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.

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.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Family Law (Sanford)

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

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.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

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 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 Sanford, FL office.  

Requirements

  • 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 driver’s license.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Legal Assistant/Receptionist (Daytona)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Legal Assistant for our fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Daytona Beach. Must be familiar 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, computer proficiency (Microsoft Office 365),  
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) required

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 (PT candidates also considered) 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.
  • 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.
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

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

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org