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

Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps Fellow (Daytona – Orlando – Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida recently selected to host a legal fellow over two years as part of the Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps. The fellowship must begin by June 2018.

The Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps is a cohort of approximately twenty Legal Fellows placed at nonprofit legal services organizations in Texas and Florida for a two-year fellowship term to provide direct services, educate community members, and leverage volunteer resources in order to ensure that low-income individuals directly affected by Hurricane Irma have access to a range of legal services needed to stabilize and rebuild their lives.  

The legal fellow will be supervised by the CLSMF designee and based in Daytona Beach/Orlando locations. 

CLSMF Fellowship Description:  
The Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps Fellow will:

  • Provide legal services to community members of Central Florida directly impacted by Hurricane Irma, including representation in matters including access to housing, public benefits, and links to human service providers.
  • Conduct outreach and education activities, and leverage pro bono resources
  • Collaborate with other Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Fellows, with such collaboration to be coordinated by a Lead Fellow
  • Collect and provide data on a quarterly basis relating to clients served, services provided, outcomes, and other information as requested by Equal Justice Works
  • Actively participate in mandatory substantive and skills-based training programs including: Disaster Recovery Legal Corps kick off training (early summer 2018) and learning event at the close out of the fellowship; annual three-day Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in Washington, DC in October/November 2018 and 2019; and the Equal Justice Conference in Louisville, Kentucky in May 2019 (note that travel and lodging costs for these trainings will be covered by Equal Justice Works)

Qualifications:

 The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Successful candidate will have the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad staff and client constituency and experience working with vulnerable clients
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • An ability and desire to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts and with multiple organizations
  • Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited law school with a track in licensure in Florida
  • Ability to begin the fellowship by June 2018
  • Those with legal experience in issues pertaining to disaster recovery services strongly encouraged to apply
  • Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus 
  • Must possess excellent time management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365, LegalServer)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
  • Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org
Public Benefits/SOAR Paralegal (Orlando)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Paralegal for its non-profit legal services law firm located in Orlando, FL. 

 The paralegal will perform legal work for and make referrals to program attorneys. Additionally, the SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) program in Florida is an initiative designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and have mental illnesses, medical impairments, and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as appointed representative for the purpose of applying for SSI/SSDI. Representation includes “standing in” for the applicant, responding to questions, receiving copies of all mail sent to the applicant, and communicating back and forth with SSA and DDS.
  • Complete all required SSA forms for SSI and SSDI; submit online whenever possible.
  • Collect medical records from providers who have treated the applicant.
  • Write a comprehensive SOAR Medical Summary Report that includes psychosocial, treatment, and functional information that is co-signed, if at all possible, by a physician or psychologist who has seen the individual.
  • Conduct ongoing outreach and engagement with the individual to stay connected throughout the process.
  • Draft motions, pleadings and other documents as directed; make and follow up on referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance; conduct legal research; serve process and execute affidavits of service; serve witness subpoenas and other papers as requested; file legal papers with appropriate courts; provide assistance to clients with legal issues related to filing for losses covered by public and private insurance programs, including workman’s compensation, unemployment benefits, cash assistance (welfare), etc

Qualifications:

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

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

Family Law Unit Leader

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking an A+ candidate for the position of Family Law Unit Leader. Must have court experience, specifically with family law and injunction work. Will support and maintain best in class approaches to support the expertise of our talented family law legal unit. Must be skilled at leveraging inter-agency partnerships and be qualified to mentor, train and supervise attorneys with wide range of experience levels. Must also handle a significant array of management tasks, including grant compliance, personnel supervision, and staff retention. The Family Law Unit Leader must be able to travel, based on business need throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area.

Qualifications

  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida.
  • Successful candidate will have the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad staff and client constituency and experience working with victims of domestic violence.
  • Must possess excellent management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365, LegalServer)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Staff Attorney – Fair Housing Program Initiative  (Daytona – Ocala – Regional)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Fair Housing Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at one or more of our locations: Ocala to Daytona offices. Legal work includes providing representation of clients on Fair Housing matters, legal advocacy for low-income clients in Federal Court and other venues, negotiation of settlement agreements and appeal hearings.  Additional work includes providing direction and supervision to FHIP staff, including a Program Manager, Advocate, and Fair Housing Program Tester while developing collaborative strategies for the firm’s Fair Housing Enforcement Program.

The Fair 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, including knowledge of Federal Fair Housing Laws;
  • At least 5 year’s litigation experience, with substantial trial and Federal Court experience; 10+ years experience preferred. 
  • 5 years experience of managing functional work teams in a law firm setting
  • The 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)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

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

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

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 

Staff Attorney or 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

Director of Public Interest & Litigation (Orlando-Daytona-Ocala)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking an A+ candidate for the position of Director of Public Interest & Litigation. Joining a civil legal aid team using impact litigation and advocacy as its primary tools to pursue justice and equal rights through authentic and holistic service delivery to clients, CLSMF’s Director of Litigation will support, refine, build, and maintain best in class approaches to support the expertise of our diverse and highly talented legal team, this Florida Attorney in good standing and experienced legal services litigator, will utilize the ability to simultaneously coordinate multiple complex cases in state and federal courts, while also monitoring and troubleshooting dozens of other significant cases handled by program staff.

CLSMF’s Director of Public Interest & Litigation will support and work collaboratively across 10 office locations in our 12-county service area with practice groups in the areas of Family Law, L/T & Fair Housing, Public Benefits, Children’s Rights, Consumer Law, Economic Development, Medical Legal Partnerships, and Strategic Community Litigation (including litigation in cooperation with other civil legal aid and public interest agencies).

This highly visible position is skilled at leveraging inter-agency partnerships and policy advocacy, and is uniquely qualified to mentor, train and supervise attorneys at wide range of experience levels. Must also handle a significant array of management tasks, including grant compliance, personnel supervision and quality assurance evaluations, staff retention, private bar relations, and strategic planning

The CLSMF Director of Public Interest & Litigation a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area.

Qualifications

  • Must be admitted to practice law in Florida.
  • Successful candidate will have highly polished presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad staff and client constituency, including experience and expertise to conceptualize new and appropriate litigation and advocacy strategies and translate them into achievable plans
  • Must possess excellent legal project management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365, LegalServer)
  • 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