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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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Case Manager, Children’s Advocacy Unit

Case Managers needed for busy children’s legal advocacy unit. Case Managers will be responsible for assisting attorneys representing children and youth in the child welfare system. The Case Manager will be responsible for gathering case information and helping identify individual child/youth needs. The Case Manager will be responsible for participating in interagency staffings and assisting the team in making recommendations for and advocating for appropriate and timely child welfare case plans, goals, and services towards achieving permanency. The Case Manager will also work with caregivers and provide linkages to appropriate community resources. The applicant must have an Associate Degree with at least 2 years of experience in child welfare, social work, or related field; a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Applicants must have strong organizational skills and good interpersonal skills.

The ideal applicant will have a willingness to be an aggressive advocate for our child/youth clients and a commitment to improving the lives of children and families in the child welfare system. Travel within Broward County is required. Applicants must also be able to draft letters, assist in grant reporting, and be able to work in Word and Excel and web-based data applications. Background check and Level II clearance is required and will be provided. The ideal applicant will also be Haitian Creole, Spanish, or Portuguese conversant. Salary D.O.E. Excellent benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submission: Please submit resumes to Walter Honaman @ whonaman@legalaid.org, cc, sschecodnic@legalaid.org; listing “Case Manager Resume” in the subject line.
(09-09-2022)

GRANTS 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. Position is exempt. Salary based on experience. Benefits package included. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 1) identify key funding sources available 2) determine feasibility of developing/sustaining programs to supplement annual budgetary allocations 3) write and submit proposals and applications 4) oversee compliance with grant requirements and preparation for monitoring of grants 5) 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.

Submissions: Submit a cover letter along with CV/Resume to the attention of Janina Evans, Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida at jevans@legalaid.org
(09-09-2022)

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

No experience required.

The current entry-level salary is $39,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience.

Submissions: Send resume and cover letter to: pholmes@legalaid.org and jworkman@legalaid.org.
(09-09-2022)

Paralegal / Intake Specialist, RISE

Under the direction of the LAS Deputy Executive Director and supervision of 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; calendaring, 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.

The current entry-level salary is $39,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Benefits package included. Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Submissions: Forward resumes to jevans@legalaid.org
(09-09-2022)

Social Worker, Victims’ Rights Enforcement

The Victims’ Rights Enforcement In-House Social Worker will work with victims of crime to avoid re-traumatizing clients that have already been victimized. Instead, s/he aims to offer a safe, trustworthy environment in which clients can heal and be empowered. The Social Worker aims to give choices to the clients who were robbed of decision-making as a result of their victimization. The Social Worker will collaborate with Staff Attorneys and community partners with the goal of making clients feel safe within the system and informing them of the resources available in the community.

Responsibilities:

· Conduct client intake interviews and assessments
· Complete a safety plan with each client and children, as needed
· Navigate clients through criminal court and community social service networks
· Answer client related phone calls, keep detailed notes, keep court calendar updated
· Provide reminders to clients and conduct post-service follow-up calls
· Communicate case progress, status, issues and outcomes to RISE Program attorney(s)
· Oversee status of cases through case management system
· Engage in training and technical support
· Assist in Preparation of grant reports

Requirements/Abilities:

· LMSW
· 2 years of experience, with a working knowledge of criminal procedure and the civil rights of victims in criminal proceedings
· Highly motivated and committed to the principle of equal justice with a clear passion for the law and advocacy for victims of crime
· Set and adhere to strict timelines and deadlines
· Work effectively in a collaborative/shared decision making environment
· Take initiative, self-motivate, be resourceful
· Work graciously under pressure
· Display professionalism and cultural sensitivity
· Deliver the highest possible degree of quality services

Submissions: Resumes shall be sent to: jevans@legalaid.org)
(Posted 09-09-2022)

Staff Attorney, Children’s Unit

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 and 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 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. 

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. Excellent benefit package. Equal opportunity employer.

Submissions: Please submit cover letter and resume to Walter Honaman whonaman@legalaid.org with copy to Savannah Schecodnic sschecodnic@legalaid.org; subject line “Attorney Resume” please.(09-09-2022)

Staff Attorney, Education Legal Rights

Legal Aid 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.

Submissions: Please submit your resume to Marissa at mdass@legalaid.org
(09-09-2022)

STAFF ATTORNEY, HOMELESS LEGAL RIGHTS PROJECT

Attorney to work with homeless clients full-time. 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, Immigration

The Staff Attorney will represent unaccompanied minors and immigrant children not living with their parents before the Immigration Court and the Department of Homeland Security. The attorney will have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, and be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. The attorney will have at least 2 years of experience in immigration cases involving humanitarian-based immigration benefits, such as asylum and special immigrant juvenile status. The attorney will be a fluent speaker of English and Spanish. The attorney will have demonstrated the capacity to exhibit appropriate sensitivity to and empathy for children who have survived traumatic experiences, and will be passionate about serving immigrants and vulnerable populations.

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: Please submit your resume to jevans@legalaid.org
(09-09-2022)

Staff Attorney, Immigration (Children)

The Immigration Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County in Plantation, Florida seeks a staff attorney to provide immigration legal services to unaccompanied minors and other immigrant children. The attorney will handle a variety of cases for immigrant children, including asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, and removal defense. Candidate must be able to exhibit the appropriate sensitivity, empathy, and patience in working with children. Candidate should also have 1-3 years of relevant experience in immigration law, a commitment to providing legal services to the poor, and be a member of the Florida Bar. Spanish speaking candidates are strongly preferred. Position is open now. Good benefits including 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.

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, cover letter with salary requirements/expectations, and 3 references to jevans@legalaid.org
(09-09-2022)

Staff Attorney, Immigration (Detention/Family Separation)

The Immigration Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County in Plantation, Florida seeks a staff attorney to provide immigration legal services to detained immigrants who reside in Broward County. The attorney will provide services designed to combat the harmful effects of SB168 by serving immigrants living in Broward County who are detained in the Broward County Jails in Fort Lauderdale pursuant to an ICE hold and those transferred into ICE custody in south Florida. The attorney will focus on efforts to achieve release for Broward County residents through advocacy with ICE/ERO/CBP, release requests for individuals with particular health vulnerabilities, and bond hearings before the Immigration Courts. Candidate should have a J.D. from an accredited institution, have 1-3 years of relevant experience in immigration law, and have a commitment to providing legal services to the poor. Creole or Spanish speaking candidates are strongly preferred. Florida Bar membership preferred. Position open immediately. Benefits include life, health, and dental insurance and vacation and sick leave. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance.

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 jevans@legalaid.org with a resume, three (3) references, and salary requirements/expectations to be considered for the position.
(09-09-2022)

Staff Attorney, Medical Legal Partnership

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
  • Commitment to providing services to low-income clients
  • At least 3 year’s 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.

Submissions: Please submit resumes to Janina Evans @ jevans@legalaid.org
(09-09-2022)

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.

Submissions: Send resumes to: jevans@legalaid.org
(09-09-2022)

Staff Attorney, SSVF (Veterans Unit)

The Veterans 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.

Candidate 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 position is open immediately. Benefits include life, health, and dental insurance and vacation and sick leave. Legal Aid also provides paid time off for major federal and religious holidays. Good work-life balance. Legal Aid has been recognized as a Top Workplace in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel.

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 jevans@legalaid.org.
(09-09-2022)

Staff Attorney, VOCA Immigration

The Immigration Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County in Plantation, Florida seeks a staff attorney to provide immigration legal services to survivors of crimes. The attorney will handle a variety of immigration cases, concentrating on humanitarian-based immigration benefits like VAWA, U Visa, and asylum. Caseload will include both affirmative applications and removal defense.

Candidate should have a J.D. from an accredited institution, have 1-3 years of relevant experience in immigration law, and have a commitment to providing legal services to the poor. English/Spanish-speaking candidates are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate is be a member of the Florida Bar. Position open immediately. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation, federal holidays, and sick leave. Good work-life balance.

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, three (3) references, and salary requirements to jevans@legalaid.org.
(09-09-2022)

Supervising Attorney, Immigration

Legal Aid Service of Broward County, in Plantation, Florida, seeks an experienced immigration attorney to serve as Supervisor of the Immigration Unit. Candidate must have at least 5-7 years experience in immigration law including, but not limited to, VAWA, U-VISA, asylum, and immigration services to unaccompanied minors and other immigrant children, including asylum, special immigrant juvenile status and removal defense; a commitment to providing legal services to the poor, and must be a member of the Florida Bar. Position open immediately. Benefits include life, health, dental, vision insurance, vacation, sick leave and Federal Holidays. For more information about our program, visit: browardlegalaid.org

The current entry-level salary is $73,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience.

Submissions: Email resume and references to: jevans@legalaid.org. 
(09-09-2022)

Supervising Attorney, Veterans Unit

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) is hiring a full-time supervising attorney for its Veterans programs. The position will oversee the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project, two Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) programs, and program staff. Additionally, the position will be responsible for screening new Veteran clients for the pro bono project, referring cases to pro bono attorneys, and managing his/her own caseload. This position will also provide technical assistance to pro bono attorneys, recruit additional attorneys, develop trainings where necessary, assist with fundraising, and manage grants and grant reports.

The Veterans programs provide a variety of civil, administrative, and military related legal assistance to low-income Veterans in Broward County. The Veterans unit supervising attorney will have a caseload of Veteran clients and will manage 2 paralegals and 2 staff attorneys, while overseeing program operations.

Additionally, the attorney in this position will serve on the United Way of Broward County’s Mission United Advisory Council. There will be opportunity to participate in local, state, and national advocacy for veterans and to work directly on public policy that improves the lives of Veterans in Florida.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Veterans advocacy, is comfortable communicating and collaborating with other professionals and clients, has experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has excellent organization skills, and is comfortable managing a team of attorneys and paralegals. Must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar.

The current entry-level salary is $73,000 per year. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. Excellent benefit package; possible student loan repayment assistance and eligible public service loan forgiveness. LAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Submissions: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Janina Evans, jevans@legalaid.org.
(09-09-2022)