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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.

Submissions: Submit resume to acrumrine@legalaid.org.

(Last posted: 09-24-2021)

HOUSING ATTORNEY

Legal Aid Service of Broward County has an opening for a temporary (9 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. For more information about our program visit: browardlegalaid.org

Submissions: To apply, send resume and cover letter with salary expectations to Avis Duhaney at aduhaney@LegalAid.org
(Last posted: 09-14-2021)

HOUSING PARALEGAL

Position Description and Responsibilities: Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Paralegal to work in the Housing Rights Unit. The Paralegal will assist with maintaining case files and interviewing clients. The Paralegal will also assist with general and legal research on issues pertaining to seniors, including long-term care facilities, and will prepare memoranda on this research. Additionally, the Paralegal will help to 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. Familiarity with case management software is preferred.

Salary is D.O.E., and a benefits package is included. Legal Aid Service of Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submissions: To apply, send resume and cover letter with salary expectations to Avis Duhaney at aduhaney@LegalAid.org
(Last posted: 09-14-2021)

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: 09-01-2021)

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: 09-01-2021)

 

Paralegal, Immigration (Crime Victims)

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.

Submissions: Please provide resume, list of 3 references, and salary requirements/expectations to be considered for the position. Salary DOE. Submit resume to acrumrine@legalaid.org.

(Last posted: 09-01-2021)

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