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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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EDUCATION LEGAL RIGHTS ATTORNEY

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LASBC) is a Southern Florida area non-profit pro bono law firm. Every day, we work hard to meet the legal needs of a large, diverse, multiethnic community across Broward County. Our mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County. LASBC has more than 125 employees, including more than 50 attorneys, who provide free services and resources across a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LASBC helps thousands find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future.

Through education, effective litigation, and collaboration, we work tirelessly to expand access to justice for all, identify needs in our community, and challenge systems, laws, and policies that adversely affect the underserved and marginalized. For more information, please visit www.browardlegalaid.org.

Position Description

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. The ideal candidate will have litigation experience, a background in children’s law, education, psychology, the medical field, and/or related services.

Qualifications

  • Active membership in the Florida State Bar;
  • Experience serving low-income communities preferred but not required;
  • A demonstrable awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the populations we serve is necessary;
  • Ability to work effectively with a large caseload and function professionally within a highly stressful environment;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work independently at times and also as an effective part of a team, including other attorneys, support staff, volunteers, and community partners;
  • Excellent written and communication skills;
  • The ability to speak more than one language is a plus; and
  • A willingness to, at times, work beyond a minimum seven-hour workday, including evenings and weekends

Persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.   Legal Aid Service of Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary and Benefits

This exempt, full-time position is competitive and commensurate with experience ranging from $60,000-$65,000. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. LASBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance (for the employee), retirement, 13 paid holidays, and generous annual and sick leave allotments starting at 15 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year—good work-life balance.

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume with references to:  Walter Honaman at whonaman@legalaid.org

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The position remains open until filled.

Human Resources Assistant

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LASBC) is a Southern Florida area non-profit pro bono law firm. Every day, we work hard to meet the legal needs of a large, diverse, multiethnic community across Broward County. Our mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County. LASBC has more than 125 employees, including more than 50 attorneys, who provide free services and resources across a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LASBC helps thousands find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future.

Through education, effective litigation, and collaboration, we work tirelessly to expand access to justice for all, identify needs in our community, and challenge systems, laws, and policies that adversely affect the underserved and marginalized. For more information, please visit www.browardlegalaid.org.

Position Description

LAS is looking for an HR assistant to perform a variety of personnel-related administrative tasks. The candidate will support the HR department in duties like updating HR database and processing employees’ requests. The HR assistant position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.

Human Resources Assistant Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports the human resources department by updating the HR database
  • Maintains files and electronic records of employees
  • Prepares new employee packets
  • Reconciles monthly benefits
  • Reconciles time accrual records
  • Compiles reports and spreadsheets
  • Provides administrative support by entering, formatting, and printing information
  • Assists with audits of employee’s records
  • Completes termination paperwork & processes the Exit Interview
  • Maintains quality service by following organization standards

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently
  • Takes initiative
  • Reporting skills
  • Excel knowledge (intermediate to advance)
  • Maintains employee files
  • Dependability
  • Confidentiality
  • Teamwork
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • A willingness to, at times, work beyond a minimum seven-hour workday.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Prior experience in human resource roles is preferred
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Currently pursuing a career in Human Resources

Persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.   Legal Aid Service of Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary and Benefits

This full-time position is competitive and commensurate with experience ranging from $40,000-$45,000.  LASBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance (for the employee), retirement, 13 paid holidays, and generous annual and sick leave allotments starting at 15 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year—good work-life balance.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to:  Beatriz Arboleda at barboleda@legalaid.org

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The position remains open until filled.

IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

About Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LASBC)

LASBC is a Southern Florida area non-profit pro bono law firm. Every day, we work hard to meet the legal needs of a large, diverse, multiethnic community across Broward County. Our mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County. LASBC has more than 125 employees, including more than 50 attorneys, who provide free services and resources across a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LASBC helps thousands find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future.

Through education, effective litigation, and collaboration, we work tirelessly to expand access to justice for all, identify needs in our community, and challenge systems, laws, and policies that adversely affect the underserved and marginalized. For more information, please visit www.browardlegalaid.org.

Position Description

LASBC seeks to hire an Immigration Staff Attorney in its Plantation office. Working as a part of an interdisciplinary team, the attorney will represent unaccompanied minors; non-citizen minors who were abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents; immigrant children not living with their parents; asylum; and special immigrant juvenile status before the Immigration Court and the Department of Homeland Security and will be cross-trained in other areas of immigration.

Job Duties:

  • Provide individual immigration consultations and know-your-rights presentations to immigrant communities.
  • Represent clients before various agencies, including immigration court, ICE, USCIS, and state and federal courts, in applications and advocacy for relief from removal.
  • Engage with allied community organizations, including presenting community education programs;
  • Participate in the preparation of grant and billing reports.

Qualifications

  • Active membership in the Florida State Bar;
  • The attorney will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school,
  • Candidate must have at least one year of experience representing children in such areas as unaccompanied minors; non-citizen minors who were abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents; immigrant children not living with their parents; asylum; and special immigrant juvenile status before the Immigration Court and the Department of Homeland Security;
  • Experience serving low-income communities preferred but not required;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work effectively with a large caseload and function professionally within a highly stressful environment;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work independently at times and also as an effective part of a team, including other attorneys, support staff, volunteers, and community partners;
  • Excellent written and communication skills;
  • An ability to balance and manage a variety of responsibilities.
  • Strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice.
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple teams.
  • Willingness to travel statewide occasionally.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or another language in addition to English a plus; and
  • A willingness to, at times, work beyond a minimum seven-hour workday, including evenings and weekends

Persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.   Legal Aid Service of Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary and Benefits

This is an exempt position full-time position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience starting at $66,000. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher based on the applicant’s years of experience.

LASBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance (for the employee), retirement, 13 paid holidays, and generous annual and sick leave allotments starting at 15 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year—good work-life balance.

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume with references to Debra Koprowski at dkoprowski@legalaid.org

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The position remains open until filled.

SPECIAL PROJECTS PARALEGAL

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LASBC) is a Southern Florida area non-profit pro bono law firm. Every day, we work hard to meet the legal needs of a large, diverse, multiethnic community across Broward County. Our mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County. LASBC has more than 125 employees, including more than 50 attorneys, who provide free services and resources across a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LASBC helps thousands find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future.

Through education, effective litigation, and collaboration, we work tirelessly to expand access to justice for all, identify needs in our community, and challenge systems, laws, and policies that adversely affect the underserved and marginalized. For more information, please visit www.browardlegalaid.org.

Position Description

Legal Aid’s Special Project’s Unit focuses on providing legal representation to the under-served residents of Broward County, whose housing rights, as well as civil rights have been violated, including impact class action litigation, which can have national, state and/or local effect. The paralegal will be responsible for assisting the managing attorney with providing high quality legal services. This will include assisting with drafting legal documents, organizing case files, assisting with trial and hearing preparation, as well as any other responsibilities related to assisting the managing attorney provide legal services. Also, the paralegal position requires conducting intake and outreach, as well as, appearing at special legal and community projects. .

Qualifications

  • Significant experience in complex litigation is required;
  • Drafts legal documents including routine pleadings, affidavits, and interrogatories; files motions and pleadings according to judicial procedures;
  • Prepares, organizes, stores, and retrieves case files, which may include evidence, exhibits, depositions, pleadings, exhibits, and other items.
  • A demonstrable awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the populations we serve is necessary;
  • Ability to work effectively with a large caseload and function professionally within a highly stressful environment;
  • Interviews clients and prepare summaries of their statements;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Develops and maintains records regarding billable hours spent on specific cases;
  • Assists attorney with trial preparation, which may include attending trials and hearings;
  • Ability to work independently at times and also as an effective part of a team, including other attorneys, support staff, volunteers, and community partners;
  • excellent written and communication skills;
  • ability to work constructively with others;
  • The ability to speak more than one language is a plus; and
  • A willingness to, at times, work beyond a minimum seven-hour workday, including evenings and weekends

Persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Legal Aid Service of Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A willingness to, at times, work beyond a minimum seven-hour workday, including evenings and weekends

Salary and Benefits

This exempt, full-time position is competitive and commensurate with experience ranging from $45,000 to $50,000 LASBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance (for the employee), retirement, 13 paid holidays, and generous annual and sick leave allotments starting at 15 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year—good work-life balance. 

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume with references to:  Brittney Parks at bparks@legalad.org

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The position remains open until filled.

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION - CHILDRENS

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LASBC) is a Southern Florida area non-profit pro bono law firm. Every day, we work hard to meet the legal needs of a large, diverse, multiethnic community across Broward County. Our mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County. LASBC has more than 125 employees, including more than 50 attorneys, who provide free services and resources across a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LASBC helps thousands find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future.

Through education, effective litigation, and collaboration, we work tirelessly to expand access to justice for all, identify needs in our community, and challenge systems, laws, and policies that adversely affect the underserved and marginalized. For more information, please visit www.browardlegalaid.org.

Position Description

The Children’s Advocacy Program (CAP) of Legal Aid Service of Broward has openings for full time children’s attorneys to provide direct, independent legal representation of children and youth in the child welfare system.  Attorneys will be responsible for carrying a full case load which includes meeting with and counseling child and youth clients to determine the course of legal advocacy; frequent court advocacy at all types of dependency proceedings from status hearings to motion hearings to trials; participating in mediations, negotiations, and treatment team staffings; and legal research and drafting of pleadings.  Attorneys may also advocate for child victims of crime, including human trafficking, and engage in system advocacy to improve child welfare and the dependency system.  Attorneys may also assist youth clients navigating the juvenile delinquency system.  

Qualifications 

  • Member in good standing of the Florida Bar.
  • Background or experience in child dependency law, children’s law, or related areas is preferred.
  • Courtroom litigation experience preferred.
  • Commitment to improving the lives of children and families involved in the child welfare system.
  • Willingness to work with, advocate for, and support children who have experienced trauma.
  • Willingness to be empathetic with children and youth who manifest trauma in unhealthy or maladaptive behaviors.
  • Value team collaborative efforts.
  • Willingness to be a strong advocate for children and youth clients.
  • Capability for travel within Broward County.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, or Portuguese preferred.

Persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.   Legal Aid Service of Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary and Benefits

This exempt, full-time position’s starting salary is $65,000. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. LASBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance (for the employee), retirement, 13 paid holidays, and generous annual and sick leave allotments starting at 15 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year—good work-life balance.

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume with references to:  CAPapplications@legalaid.org

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The position remains open until filled.

SUPERVISING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LASBC) is a Southern Florida area non-profit pro bono law firm. Every day, we work hard to meet the legal needs of a large, diverse, multiethnic community across Broward County. Our mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County. LASBC has more than 125 employees, including more than 50 attorneys, who provide free services and resources across a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LASBC helps thousands find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future.

Through education, effective litigation, and collaboration, we work tirelessly to expand access to justice for all, identify needs in our community, and challenge systems, laws, and policies that adversely affect the underserved and marginalized. For more information, please visit www.browardlegalaid.org.

Position Description

Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., in Plantation Florida, seeks an experienced immigration attorney to serve as Supervisor of the Immigration Unit.  The Supervisor of the Immigration Unit is responsible for training and guiding other attorneys and supporting staff and requires someone willing to be a mentor to others and handle a caseload for their own as well.  Position opened immediately. 

Qualifications

  • Active membership in the Florida State Bar;
  • Candidate must have at least 5-7 years of experience in immigration law including, but not limited to, VAWA, U-VISA, Removal Defense including for those detained, asylum, immigration services to unaccompanied minors including asylum and special immigrant juvenile status;
  • Experience serving low-income communities preferred but not required;
  • A demonstrable awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the populations we serve is necessary;
  • Ability to work effectively with a large caseload and function professionally within a highly stressful environment;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work independently at times and also as an effective part of a team, including other attorneys, support staff, volunteers, and community partners;
  • Excellent written and communication skills;
  • The ability to speak more than one language is a plus; and
  • A willingness to, at times, work beyond a minimum seven-hour workday, including evenings and weekends

Persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.   Legal Aid Service of Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary and Benefits

This exempt, full-time position is competitive and commensurate with experience ranging from $84,000-$115,000. The salary for the successful applicant may be significantly higher, based on the applicant’s years of experience. LASBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance (for the employee), retirement, 13 paid holidays, and generous annual and sick leave allotments starting at 15 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year—good work-life balance.

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume with references to: Debra Koprowski at dkoprowski@legalaid.org and Brent Thompson at bthompson@legalaid.or

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The position remains open until filled.