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Careers

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Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) is a great place to work! You could help us fulfill our mission to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County. For more information on the specific career opportunities available, please see the listed positions below.

Open Positions

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GRANT ADMINISTRATOR

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida seek a full time grant administrator to strategically sustain and maximize grant and foundational support opportunities.

MAJOR FUNCTION AND PURPOSE: The Grant Administrator will examine, manage and execute all aspects of grant and foundational support efforts and activities. The Grant Administrator will supervise Grant Specialists within the organization and report to the Director of Development. Key responsibilities the Grant Administrator will manage or perform directly include working to:

  • Identify key funding sources available
  • Determine feasibility of developing/sustaining programs to supplement annual budgetary allocations
  • Write and submit proposals and applications
  • Oversee compliance with grant requirements and preparation for monitoring of grants
  • Assist with fundraising and donor cultivation events, as necessary and perform any other duties as requested.

This position will encompass work on behalf of the two Legal Aid programs in Broward County that share the office campus in Plantation. The position will be located in Plantation, with occasional outlying and in-area travel as needed.

The current entry-level salary is $60,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Position is exempt. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submissions: Submit a cover letter along with CV/Resume to the attention of Jeff Ahren at jahren@legalaid.org.
(01-20-2023)

LEGAL ASSISTANT, Veterans Unit

Legal Aid Service of Broward County is looking for a Legal Assistant for the Veterans Unit. Duties include:

  • Opening and Closing Case Files in Legal Server database
  • Preparing and sending intake applications to clients for completion
  • Reviewing client eligibility documents and uploading them to Legal Server
  • Preparing correspondence
  • Taking and returning phone messages from clients and other involved parties
  • Scanning and uploaded all case documents
  • Scheduling attorney appointments
  • Other duties as needed by Staff Attorney

The current entry-level salary is $40,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our program visit: http://legalaid.org/broward.

Submissions: Please submit your resume to Rashad at rtaylor@legalaid.org
(01-20-2023)

Outreach Specialist, General Administration

Legal Aid Service of Broward County has an opening for an Outreach Specialist/General Administration. The Outreach Specialist/General Admin will assist clients at the various outreach centers and at our main office. The individual will split their time between our main office and on-site at the outreach centers. At the main office, the individual’s responsibilities include but are not limited to regular administrative duties, attending to visitors and handling inquiries on the phone and face to face. At the Outreach Centers, the individual will provide information regarding the organization to the general public and will be responsible for meeting with clients and conducting intakes to determine if our program can assist them with their legal needs.

The ideal candidate must have strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to work in web-based applications, and ability to learn new applications. Must have good organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and be detailed oriented and the ability to multitask and work independently. Bilingual applicants preferred.

The current entry-level salary is $40,000 per year. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our program visit: http://legalaid.org/broward.

Submissions: Email resume, cover letter to Janina Evans at jevans@legalaid.org
(01-20-2023)

PARALEGAL, HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM

Legal Aid Service of Broward County has an opening for a full-time Paralegal to work in the Homeless Prevention unit. The Paralegal will assist with maintaining case files and interviewing clients. The Paralegal will help coordinate events, such as informational presentations provided at the office and in the community. Along similar lines, the Paralegal will help to coordinate the attorney’s continued outreach efforts to the community.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have prior Paralegal experience. A bachelor’s degree and/or a certificate in paralegal studies, or substantial experience in paralegal work, is preferred. The candidate must be proficient with technology, including the ability to prepare and maintain comprehensive spreadsheets, as well as perform research using online/electronic databases. Candidate must be bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.

The current entry-level salary is $40,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our program visit: http://legalaid.org/broward.

Submissions: Email resume to sbenjamin@legalaid.org. Homeless Prevention Program Attorney.
(01-20-2023)

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Pro Bono

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS), a not for profit law firm, is seeking a highly motivated Attorney to serve as the Pro Bono Regional Director/Development Officer. Applicant must be a member of the Florida Bar. This position will manage Broward Lawyers Care (BLC), LAS’s pro bono program. The Attorney will also be a member of the development department reporting to the Regional Director of Development. Services will also be provided to LAS’s sister agency, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build, sustain and expand relationships with law firms, corporations, law schools, and bar associations.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise Broward Lawyers Care’s pro bono staff and volunteer clerical help.
  • Build a relationship between BLC and program substantive units within the agencies by attending monthly unit meetings.
  • Supervise the screening and placement of cases.
  • Develop quality control/evaluation tools for the project.
  • Conduct presentations on pro bono opportunities.
  • Coordinate pro bono recruitment.
  • Develop CLE trainings for attorneys.
  • Meet regularly with pro bono liaisons and allies.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and evaluation of client service delivery models, including pro bono and pro se assistance projects.
  • Develop and supervise the annual pro bono giving campaign
  • Development and coordination of recognition opportunities for pro bono attorneys.
  • Act as committee chair for the annual pro bono appreciation fundraising gala, FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD.
  • Submit monthly articles to the Broward County Bar Association monthly newsletter highlighting a pro bono attorney and educating the law community on upcoming events, special projects., etc.
  • Participate in the state-wide pro bono organization.
  • Assist the Regional Director of Development and Social Media Coordinator in identifying, developing, and coordinating publicity opportunities.
  • Coordinate a dynamic training and mentoring program for legal volunteers, including overseeing the design of training materials and the recruitment of participants.
  • Attend various functions to promote Broward Lawyers Care and the agencies.
  • Assist the Regional Director of Development to develop special events.
  • Assist the Regional Director of Development in determining long-range goals.
  • Oversee the Development Department in the absence of the Regional Director of Development.

Qualification Requirements:

The qualified applicant will have a background directly relating to non-profit development, corporate relations, and marketing. Strong computer skills are required including Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and other business software. Basic graphic design/website design skills preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills are required with knowledge of writing press releases, newsletters, and annual reports. Must be able to maintain a good public image and be comfortable with public communication. Excellent organizational skills are required; must have the ability to coordinate the work of many individuals to achieve final objectives. Bilingual applicants preferred.

The current entry-level salary is $60,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our program visit: http://legalaid.org/broward.

Submissions: Please submit resumes to Janina Evans at jevans@legalaid.org.
(01-20-2023)

Staff Attorney, EDUCATION LEGAL RIGHTS

Legal Aid Service of Broward County has an opening for a full time Education Legal Rights attorney. In this position you will advocate for children suspected of having disabilities or who are already identified as having a disability. You will assist them in accessing appropriate educational services and public benefits. You will serve both community families and children in the foster care system. Applicant must be a member of the Florida Bar. The ideal candidate will have litigation experience, a background in children’s law, education, psychology, the medical field, and/or related services.

Position requires excellent oral and written advocacy skills, a willingness to be an aggressive advocate for our indigent client population, and travel within Broward County. Bilingual applicants preferred but not required.

The current entry-level salary is $60,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our program visit: http://legalaid.org/broward.

Submissions: Please submit your resume to Marissa at mdass@legalaid.org
(01-20-2023)

STAFF ATTORNEY, HOMELESS LEGAL RIGHTS PROJECT

Legal Aid Service of Broward County has an opening for an Attorney to work with homeless clients full-time. The person hired will assist clients with various civil legal matters including family law, immigration, driver license, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other public benefit matters. Responsibilities include interviewing clients at various homeless shelters in Broward County, carrying a full case load, attending and participating in hearings, drafting pleadings and conducting research.

Position requires excellent oral and written advocacy skills, a willingness to be an aggressive advocate for our homeless client population, and travel within Broward County. Bilingual applicants preferred.

The current entry-level salary is $60,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience.

Submissions: Email resume to mburris@legalaid.org, Supervising Attorney, Homeless Legal Rights Project, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (954) 736-2484.
(09-09-2022)

Staff Attorney, Medical Legal Partnerships

The Medical Legal Partnership Staff Attorney will assist clients who are patients at a primary care center with civil legal issues that are affecting the client’s health. The full-time attorney will be on site at the center three days per week and will be available, telephonically, two days per week for quick interventions, advice or counsel, and for intakes that are of an urgent nature, as well as legal consultations with health providers and staff. While on-site, the attorney will review completed questionnaires, provider referrals, meet with health providers and clients who are identified as having health-harming legal needs, provide advice and counsel and/or retain the matter for continued assistance or representation.

Selection Criteria:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Florida Bar membership required
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Excellent benefit package
  • Commitment to providing services to low-income clients
  • At least 3 years’ experience in general civil law, with a working knowledge in areas such as consumer, housing, family, immigration, children’s education rights and advocacy, public benefits

The current entry-level salary is $60,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience.

Submission: Please submit resumes to Janina Evans @ jevans@legalaid.org
(01-20-2023)

Staff Attorney, RISE

Legal Aid Service of Broward County is seeking two Victims Rights Enforcement Staff Attorneys. The attorneys will assist victims of crime in advocating for their civil rights in criminal cases, at both the trial and appellate levels. The attorney will be responsible for all phases of case work, representing clients in court, interviewing clients and witnesses, discovery, investigations, negotiations and legal research and will also be responsible for educating the community and victims as to the civil legal rights of victims in criminal court proceedings. The Attorney will comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management, completion of timely reports, professional development, and CLE credited and other mandated trainings.

A J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and Florida bar membership are required. 1-3 years experience in criminal law with a working knowledge of criminal procedure and the civil rights of victims in criminal proceedings, is preferred. Excellent benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

The current entry-level salary is $60,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our program visit: http://legalaid.org/broward.

Submissions: Email resume to Debra Koprowski at dkoprowski@legalaid.org.
(01-20-2023)

STAFF ATTORNEYS, VETERANS UNIT and MISSION UNITED

The VETERAN’S Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County in Plantation, Florida seeks a staff attorney to provide civil and administrative legal serves to Veterans and their families. The attorney will handle a variety of civil cases, including Veterans Benefits, Family Law issues, and Housing issues, as well as others.

The MISSION UNITED Veterans Pro Bono Project at Legal Aid Service of Broward County, has an opening for a full time Family Law attorney available for applicants admitted to the Florida Bar. The ideal candidate will have experience researching, drafting pleadings, negotiating, and litigating in Family Law. Experience with veterans’ issues is preferred, but not mandatory.

Both positions require good oral and written advocacy skills and willingness to be an aggressive advocate in court for the indigent and veteran client population. Job duties include, but are not limited to, conducting legal assessments, performing intakes, representing clients, and case management. Other job duties include mentoring pro bono attorneys and providing advice and counsel on family law and veteran matters. This position also offers the opportunity to educate both private and public entities on unique military/veteran issues and laws. Bilingual skills are a plus, but not required. Both candidates should have a JD from an accredited institution, be a member of the Florida Bar, have 0-3 years of relevant experience in civil law and have a commitment to providing legal services to low-income veterans.

The current entry-level salary is $60,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid Service of Broward County, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our program visit: http://legalaid.org/broward.

Submissions: Please submit your resume to Rashad at rtaylor@legalaid.org
(02-01-2023)