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HOUSING ATTORNEY - Temporary (3 months)

Legal Aid Service of Broward County has an opening for a temporary (3 months) full time Housing attorney available for applicants admitted to the Florida Bar. The ideal candidate will have a background in Landlord-Tenant law or other general anti-poverty law area, and have demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work. Position requires willingness to be an advocate for Broward county low-income residents and special populations (i.e. People Living with HIV/AIDS). Litigation and negotiations experience preferred. Bilingual a plus. Salary D.O.E. Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Submissions: Send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Avis Duhaney at aduhaney@legalaid.org
(Posted: 07-01-2021)

Staff Attorney, Community Economic Development Unit

Legal Aid Service of Broward County has an opening for two (2) full time staff attorneys in the Community Economic Development Unit.

Attorneys in the CED Unit participate in a statewide collaborative project known as Florida Community Development Legal Project. Attorneys from legal aid providers throughout Florida collaborate to provide a variety of legal services for eligible nonprofit organizations and small business clients throughout Florida, including contract negotiation with construction professionals, consultation on the structure of Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions and the negotiation of related legal documents, corporate and joint venture formation, real property transfers, construction financing, commercial leasing, construction lien and real estate brokerage litigation, negotiating with government officials, and consultation and research on numerous real estate and tax issues. The position includes advocacy on issues relating to community economic development and affordable housing. LASBC attorneys will focus primarily on legal representation of eligible clients in Broward and Collier Counties, although we may represent clients in surrounding counties. Although our unit primarily meets with clients remotely through Zoom or Teams, applicants must be willing to travel within Broward and Collier Counties and to expect occasional travel throughout the State of Florida. For more information on the CED unit, please visit: browardlegalaid.org/community-development or the FCDL website at: flcommunitydevelopment.org Applicants must be admitted to the Florida Bar and have at least three years’ experience as an attorney, preferably in real estate or corporate law. The ideal candidates will have a background in public interest law and excellent advocacy skills. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply. Salary D.O.E. Excellent benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submissions: Email resume and a writing sample to wwilson@legalaid.org
(Last posted: 07-01-2021)

Grants Specialist

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida seek a full-time grants specialist to help strategically sustain and maximize institutional giving support opportunities. 

Working under the supervision of the grants administrator, this position will support all aspects of institutional giving efforts and activities, including: 1) prospecting potential government, foundation, and corporate funding opportunities; 2) writing and submitting proposal applications and preparing required reports; 3) coordinating grant compliance with key staff; 4) managing an annual grants calendar, including key deadlines; 5) overseeing departmental administrative functions, including record keeping and correspondence with supporters; and 6) other relevant tasks, as needed. Position requires well-developed written and verbal communications, strong organizational skills, as well as an ability to work collaboratively under tight deadlines.

The grants specialist 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. Position is exempt. Salary based on experience. Benefits package included. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submissions: Submit cover letter and CV/Resume to Janina Evans at jevans@legalaid.org
(Posted: 07-01-2021)

Paralegal and Intake Specialist, Victims’ Rights Enforcement

Position and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the LAS Executive Director and supervision of the LAS Director of Advocacy and the NCVLI staff attorneys, the Paralegal/Intake Specialist will provide support to the attorneys in their legal advocacy to help victims of crime in advocating for their civil rights in criminal cases. The Paralegal/Intake Specialist will have primary responsibility to perform legal research; draft motions, memoranda, and pleadings; interview clients to gather information or investigate fact situations; gather evidence and witnesses; organize case files; and answer telephone calls for the RISE Unit. In addition, the Paralegal/Intake Specialist will be expected to work effectively in a collaborative, shared decision-making environment; to be passionate about the law and advocacy for victims of crime; and to have the skill, creativity, and drive to provide clients with the highest possible level of legal services.

Requirements: Prior Paralegal experience required. Candidates should have a degree in paralegal studies or related field and must be highly motivated and committed to the principle of equal justice. Legal writing experience will carry substantial weight in determining the most qualified candidate. Candidate will be asked to submit a writing sample prior to an interview. Candidates should also be comfortable with technology including document assembly, websites, and video conferencing. Bi-lingual preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate is capable of acting with substantial degrees of independence and responsibility in this professional capacity.

Salary D.O.E. Benefits package included. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our program visit browardlegalaid.org

Submissions: Please send resumes to jevans@legalaid.org
(Posted: 07-01-2021)

Staff Attorney, Children

Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., has openings for full time children’s attorneys.  Attorneys will be responsible for carrying a full case load which includes: frequent court advocacy at all types of dependency proceedings, attending and participating in mediations, negotiations, treatment team meetings and staffing’s, researching and drafting pleadings, and visiting can counseling child clients. Attorneys may also advocate for child victims of crime, including human trafficking. 

Applicants must be member of the Florida Bar.  The ideal candidate will have a background in dependency law, children’s law, or related areas such as child welfare services, and a commitment to improving the lives of children and families in the child welfare system.  The ideal candidate will be able to have an aptitude for working directly with children who have experienced trauma.

Position requires excellent oral and written advocacy skills, a willingness to be an aggressive advocate for our child client population, and travel within Broward County.  Bilingual applicants preferred. Salary D.O.E. Excellent benefit package.  Equal opportunity employer.

Submissions: Please send resumes to Walter Honaman at whonaman@legalaid.org with cc to sschecodnic@legalaid.org. Subject Line should include: “Attorney Resume.”
(Last posted: 07-01-2021)

 

Staff Attorney, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

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. Licensed Attorneys admitted to the US Tax Court or eligible to be admitted to the US Tax Court 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: Send resume and references to collieradmin@legalaid.org
(Last posted: 07-01-2021)

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