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Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) is seeking an executive director to lead this nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high quality free civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County and Collier County so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low income community and encourage self-sufficiency. Its offices are located in Plantation, Naples and Immokalee, Florida. LAS is funded by federal, state and county grants, as well as generous donations from charitable foundations, organizations and private individuals. LAS is not funded by the Legal Services Corporation. High priority roles and responsibilities for the next executive director will include, but are not limited to:
Preferred qualifications of the next executive director include, but are not limited to:
In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by March 31, 2021. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled. Please include a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position; your qualifications and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future; a current resume; and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Materials should be submitted electronically to email@example.com in Microsoft Word or pdf format. LAS is assisted in the search by Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange, 105 Chauncy St., Fl 6, Ste 3, Boston, MA 02111, 508-737-4010, firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates with questions about the position or process are encouraged to contact her. LAS intends to complete the hiring process in May 2021.
Salary is commensurate with experience based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Benefits include major medical, dental, short and long term disability, and the ability to contribute to a 403(b) retirement plan. LAS is an equal opportunity employer and provider of services. In accordance with local, state and federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.
The Legal Aid Service of Broward County has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). The LITC is a regional program which represents low-income taxpayers in Broward and Collier Counties in disputes with the
IRS regarding federal income tax liability. The candidate selected will be responsible for individual client representation in a variety of forums including the U.S. Tax Court, community outreach and education, strategic advocacy, and working in other areas within LAS to educate and assist with respect to tax matters. Florida Bar admitted attorneys will be given priority but consideration will be given to Enrolled Agents and applicants who can demonstrate federal income tax expertise because of a related academic degree, documented experience, or continuing professional education credits. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish strongly preferred. Must be willing to travel between our offices in Broward and Collier counties periodically.
Submissions: Please send resumes to email@example.com
(Date posted: 02-16-2021)
Legal Aid Service of Broward County is seeking a Temporary Victims Rights Enforcement Staff Attorney to work until at least August 31, 2021. This position is currently remote, but if the remote situation changes the applicant must be willing to relocate to Plantation, FL for the duration of the employment. The attorney 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. Salary is commensurate with experience and pursuant to grant funding. Excellent benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submissions: Resumes should be sent to Rochelle Rolle at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Date posted: 02-16-2021)
The Immigration Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County in Plantation, Florida seeks a paralegal to assist the detention attorney. Immigration paralegal experience is preferred, particularly assisting attorneys with immigration bond requests. Willing to train the right candidate with interest in assisting detained immigrants. The paralegal will assist the attorney by communicating and working with the families of detained immigrants to collect materials for bond requests. Other duties include answering the phone and returning messages, gathering criminal records, case file preparation, case management, drafting of letters and forms for attorney review, scheduling appointments and handling electronic calendaring, limited data entry, and translations. Spanish speaking candidates are strongly preferred. Position open immediately. Salary DOE, benefits include health and dental insurance and vacation and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid has been recognized as a Top Workplace in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel for the past five years in a row. Provide resume, list of 3 references, and salary requirements/expectations to be considered for the position.
Submissions: Please send resumes to email@example.com
(Date posted 02-16-2021)
Secretary/Administrative Assistant needed for busy children’s legal advocacy unit. Associate Degree with at least 2 years experience. Must have strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to work in web-based applications, and ability to learn new applications. Knowledge of SAMIS a plus. Must have good organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and be detailed oriented. Must have the ability to multitask and work independently. Must be able to maintain data and generate reports. Must be able to draft letters, complete drafted legal documents and perform basic online research. Duties will also include filing, scheduling, and working with unit attorneys. Also, provide assistance as needed for grant reports & for various operations of the project. Experience working with children and child welfare preferred. Background check and Level II security clearance required.
Submissions: Please send resumes to Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org and Walter email@example.com
(Date posted: 02-16-2021)
The Immigration Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County in Plantation, Florida seeks a paralegal to assist the legal team with immigration cases for victims of crime. Immigration paralegal experience preferred, but willing to train the right candidate. Duties include answering the Unit’s phone and returning messages, client interviews, case file preparation, case management, drafting of letters and forms for attorney review, scheduling appointments and handling electronic calendaring, phone intakes, and translations. Spanish speaking candidates are strongly preferred. Position open immediately. Salary DOE, benefits include health and dental insurance and vacation and sick leave. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid has been recognized as a Top Workplace in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel for the past five years in a row. Please provide resume, list of 3 references, and salary requirements/expectations to be considered for the position.
Submissions: Please forward resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Date posted: 02-01-2021)