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Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney, Education Legal Rights Project

Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. has an opening for one 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. You will serve both community families and children in the foster care system. Applicant must be a member of the Florida Bar. 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. 

Salary D.O.E.  Benefits package included.  Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements/expectations, and 3 references to jdalessandro@legalaid.org.

Staff Attorney, Immigration (Crime Victims)

The Immigration Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County (Plantation, FL) seeks a staff attorney to provide immigration legal services to victims of crime. The attorney will handle a variety of immigration cases, concentrating on humanitarian-based immigration benefits like VAWA and U visa petitions, and including removal defense. Candidate should have a JD from an accredited institution, be a member of the Florida Bar, have 1-3 years of relevant experience in immigration law, and have a commitment to providing legal services to the poor.

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.

Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements/expectations, and 3 references to amontavon@legalaid.org.


Paralegal, Immigration (Crime Victims)

The Immigration Unit of Legal Aid Service of Broward County (Plantation, FL) seeks a paralegal to assist the legal team with immigration cases for victims of crime. At least 1 year of immigration paralegal experience required; experience preparing VAWA and U visa petitions 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.

Email resume, 3 references, and salary requirements/expectations to amontavon@legalaid.org.


In House Trauma Advocate

The Victims’ Rights Enforcement In-House Trauma Advocate will work with victims of crime to avoid re- traumatizing clients that have already gone through terrible events. Instead, s/he aims to offer a safe, trustworthy environment in which clients can heal. This is based on collaboration between the patient and the social worker and aims to empower clients instead of victimizing them. Trauma Advocates aim to give choices to the clients because they were robbed of decision-making abilities during their traumatic events. The Trauma Advocate will collaborate with Staff Attorneys with the goal to heal clients mentally, and inform them of the resources that the community has to help them.

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
  • Supervise paralegal, assign and review all work, and monitor workload
  • Communicate case progress, status, issues and outcomes to RISE Program attorney(s)
  • Oversee status of cases through case management system
  • Engage in trainings and technical support provided by the NCVLI
  • Preparation of grant reports

Requirements/Abilities:

  • LSCW or 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

Email resumes to Debbie @ dkoprowski@legalaid.org