Job Opportunities

Making a difference

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

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

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

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

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

CLSMF does not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant for employment from all qualified individuals on the basis of age, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex, disability, socio-economic position, religion, political belief, protected genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal or State law.

Internships

Are you a law student or pre-law student looking for an internship?  Find out more about our internship program. 

Volunteer Lawyers Project

Are you an attorney looking for rewarding volunteer opportunities. Learn more about how you can make a difference by doing pro bono legal work through CLSMF.
 

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

We are fortunate to receive a considerable number of applications from highly qualified individuals, and will only contact those candidates who best match the position requirements to begin the interview process.


CURRENT JOB LISTINGS

Staff Attorney – Housing (Inverness)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Housing Staff Attorney for our dynamic, non-profit law firm at our Inverness 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)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Equal Justice Works Fellowship

CLSMF seeks to sponsor a third-year law student, recent law graduate, or experienced attorney who has a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and who has the relevant skills and initiative to carry out the goals of the project. If approved and funded by Equal Justice Works, the Equal Justice Works public interest law fellowship will start in the fall of 2018.

CLSMF has 9 offices serving 12 counties in Central Florida: Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia. Nearly one million individuals in our service area qualify for our services. While Central Florida
may immediately bring forth images of beaches, theme parks, and golf courses, surprisingly, the majority of our service area is rural. Indeed, in many of our counties we are the only free civil legal services provider.

To bridge the gap and provide legal assistance to our rural areas, especially those residents who do not have the means to travel to our offices, CLSMF promotes a culture of community-based advocacy, where our attorneys and advocates are not restricted to our brick and mortar offices, but rather, sent out into the community to advocate and educate.

The Rural LGBT Community Project seeks a fellow interested in developing a project providing free legal services as well as community outreach and education to low-income LGBT Central Florida residents in our rural service areas. The fellowship will be designed with a holistic focus on employment discrimination, life planning and elder law issues, public benefits, housing, family law, and other civil law matters. CLSMF is open to fine tuning the project’s parameters as long as it maintains legal assistance to rural LGBT residents at its core.

As this will be a rural fellowship, the fellow will be based in one of our rural offices and should expect substantial travel within our 12 county service area, especially to our outer counties. Developing key contacts and partnerships with local and state governments, social service agencies, and medical/mental health providers will be critical to the success of this project. This fellowship will be a unique, first-of-its-kind endeavor for the Central Florida area and one that we hope develops into a long-lasting program.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must either be a rising third-year law student, recent law school graduate, or
    practicing attorney eligible for the Equal Justice Works fellowship program for which they
    seek CLSMF sponsorship.
  • Please consult the Equal Justice Works fellowship program website (http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-worksfellowships/eligibility-and-criteria)
    for information on eligibility.
  • Admission to the Florida Bar in good standing by the beginning of the fellowship is required.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle will be required. CLSMF reimburses its staff for business-related travel.

Benefits and Compensation:

CLSMF offers competitive salaries, a supportive work environment, and an exceptional
benefit package for eligible positions. As part of the Equal Justice Works fellowship
program, fellows receive support from Equal Justice Works, including professional training
and development. More information can be located at
http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-worksfellowships/apply/support.

How to Apply:

Please indicate in your cover letter your experience in public interest law and whether you
have any experience working with low-income individuals (especially rural) and/or the
LGBT community. We will ask for writing samples and references before
interviewing. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with those submitted by July
28, 2017 having priority.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Project Coordinator – Medical Legal Partnership (Orlando)

MLP is a unique collaboration between medical/behavioral health providers and legal partners. MLP programs strive to provide resources to address certain legal components of fundamental social factors that impact a person’s health and ability to thrive. 

The Project Coordinator is responsible for guided management and coordination of the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Statewide Planning Grant by leading an initiative to bridge the health and legal communities in Florida, with a focus on building and activating relationships between sectors to improve strategies to address the social determinants of health for low-income Floridians.  This highly visible position is funded by a grant under the Florida Bar Foundation with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida serving as the Lead Agency for project implementation.

Responsibilities include work with partner liaisons, contract management, and program evaluation support. Program development support will include identifying opportunities for replication, supporting similar local and regional efforts, identifying logical new opportunities, and serving as an expertise resource.

Successful candidate will possess a solid understanding of the healthcare landscape in Florida, with a focus on healthcare services for the poor and underserved; have a network of contacts in the healthcare services arena, and be a motivated, passionate leader who is committed to advancing innovation in the health and legal fields.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, health administration, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required – Master’s degree in business, public administration, health administration, nursing, social work, legal services, or related field, with experience with interdisciplinary projects strongly preferred
  • Significant (5+ years’) related professional experience, including administrative/program development within a health care organization or similar experience in systems improvement.  Progressive work background in program management, coordinating work flow, and data and information tracking a plus.
  • Successful candidate has a commitment to the shared understanding basic health needs and the impact of social determinants and healthcare disparities in the underserved population.  Experience with large health care organization’s decision making processes; working knowledge of large health care organization’s structure or similar structure, and/or strategizing and implementing program goals and objectives in a complex and/or multi-faceted organization with ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad constituency, including ability and expertise to conceptualize new and appropriate engagement strategies and translate them into achievable plans.
  • Must possess excellent project management skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

Legal Assistant (Daytona)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking 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 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 and perform detailed research, as well as possess superior organizational and polished communication skills.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent, Legal Studies Education desirable
  • Law firm experience (5+years) with background in family law preferred, experience and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus
  • Excellent phone manner and professional attitude   
  • Must be well organized and have excellent communication and writing skills   
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365 proficiency)   
  • Commitment to understanding and addressing legal issues of low-income clients   
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

RECEPTIONIST/LEGAL ASSISTANT (PALATKA)

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

Resumes in confidence to careers@clsmf.org

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