Open Positions at Florida Legal Services

Florida Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Florida Legal Services provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. FLS does not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment of any form and requires the cooperation of all staff in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere. If accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please email us at work@floridalegal.org.


Public Interest Paralegal

Florida Legal Services (FLS) seeks a dynamic, self-starting paralegal with vision, initiative, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law to fill a full-time paralegal position. Florida Legal Services is a statewide leader in advancing economic, social, and racial justice. We are a non-profit public interest law firm that advocates for poor, vulnerable, and hard to reach people through impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, education, and strategic partnerships. Some of the communities and people who we represent include: tenants in subsidized housing, incarcerated adults and children, immigrants, migrant workers, and people with disabilities. This position will be located in our Newberry office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide litigation support to attorneys, including legal drafting and preparing for discovery, hearings, and trials.

  • Assist with client interviews and case investigation in the communities we serve and onsite inside institutions such as prisons, jails, detention centers, or mental health facilities;

  • Conduct fact investigation, fact analysis and legal research as part of impact litigation development and systemic policy advocacy;

  • Draft correspondence and maintain electronic case files;

  • Assist with intakes statewide for clients seeking legal assistance in accordance with FLS policies and procedures and attorneys' responsibilities; and

  • Any other duties as assigned by the paralegal’s supervisor.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual with fluency in Spanish, both oral and written, required

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to travel extensively

  • Excellent communication and time management abilities

  • Experience using LegalServer (or similar computer-based case management system) and Google Suites a plus

  • Commitment to work and learn in a technology-based distributed office environment

  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice is a requirement

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Salary will be set depending on experience. FLS offers an excellent benefits package including 13 paid holidays a year, generous paid time off, and fully paid medical, dental, life, and vision insurance for staff employees.

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in working with us, please send a resume, a letter of introduction that explains how your experience and contributions will further the mission of FLS, and your salary requirements in PDF format OR Google Docs format (sent to us as a link) to work@floridalegal.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to receive full consideration you are encouraged to submit your application no later than May 18th, 2018.