CCLA thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. CCLA periodically hires for positions including attorneys, paralegals, and for legal administrative positions. For more information on open positions and career opportunities, please call the main office at 954-736-2400 or email CCLAemployment@legalaid.org.
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of Broward County. The Senior Citizen Law Project at CCLA is seeking to hire a full-time housing attorney experienced in litigating mortgage/condo/HOA foreclosures, eviction defense, and other housing-related matters. The Senior Law Unit provides legal counseling and/or representation to Broward County residents who are 60 years of age or older in various areas, such as, Housing, Health and Public Benefits, Consumer, Naturalization, Abuse, and Financial Exploitation.
Key Responsibilities: conduct client interviews; engage in discovery and depositions; conduct legal research; draft pleadings and motions; attend court hearings and trials; attend and conduct outreach presentations/community education events; supervise and train other staff; perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Skills: Licensed to practice law in Florida; 5 years or more litigation experience, preferably in foreclosure and eviction defense; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as direct client contact is part of the position; ability to work independently and manage a varied caseload is essential; ability to work in a fast-paced work environment; strong written and verbal communication skills; a commitment and passion for working with the low-income vulnerable elderly population; professional demeanor and client-oriented focus; ability to work with web-based applications; and strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. Bi-lingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) preferred but not required. Salary D.O.E., plus excellent fringe benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submissions: Submit cover letter resume, and professional references by 8/06/2021 to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org
(Last Posted: 07-22-2021)
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of Broward County. The Senior Law Unit at CCLA is seeking to hire a full-time ADMINISTRATIVE PARALEGAL to support our team of attorneys and to work on grant reports. The Senior Law Unit provides legal counseling and/or representation to Broward County residents who are 60 years of age or older in various areas, such as, Housing, Health and Public Benefits, Consumer, Naturalization, Abuse and Exploitation matters.
Key Responsibilities: Drafting correspondence and legal documents; filing legal documents through statewide e-filing portal and serving documents via email; scheduling (hearings, mediations, and depositions), copying, faxing, and filing; working closely with numerous attorneys and paralegals; frequent communication with clients and outside agencies; in person, on the phone, and via email; able to maintain data and generate reports; provide assistance with grant reports and various operations of the project, and perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skills: 3 to 5 years of experience; proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel; familiarity with statewide e-filing portal; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal skills, detail-oriented; and must have the ability to multitask and work independently. Bi-lingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) preferred but not required. Salary D.O.E., plus excellent fringe benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submissions: Submit cover letter, resume, and professional references by 8/06/21 to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is looking for an Intake Paralegal to work under the supervision of the Attorneys to whom assigned as she/he/they conduct intake for applicants. The Intake Paralegal will provide supportive services to the Family and Victims of Crime Unit and will become familiar with the law and dynamics of intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and providing trauma-informed services. The Intake Paralegal will interview and screen applicants seeking legal representation for injunctions for protection, family law matters, those seeking enforcement of their civil rights in criminal cases, and other matters. In carrying out her/his/their work, the Intake Paralegal will complete prescreens and applications (calls, referrals, emails, and online applications), meet and interview applicants, collect documents and pleadings, and gather information about applicants’ victimization. The Intake Paralegal will comply with all program requirements, including, but not limited to: efficient case management, contemporaneous note taking and time keeping, completion of timely reports, professional development, and attendance at all mandated meetings and trainings. The successful applicant must be able to work remotely (temporarily) and have technology skills in platforms such as Microsoft Office and Teams, Zoom, and Adobe PDF. Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida works to improve the lives of low income persons in our community. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. CCLA is an equal opportunity employer.
Submissions: Submit cover letter and resume to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org with “Family and Victims of Crime Intake Paralegal” in subject line.
(Last Posted: 07-01-2021)
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Service of Broward County 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 email@example.com
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida(CCLA) is looking for a hardworking, compassionate attorney to represent victims of intimate partner violence primarily for their family law and injunction for protection cases as well as other civil legal needs including, but not limited to: benefits and housing cases. Frequent courtroom litigation. The attorney should have the ability to multitask, organize, and prioritize. This is a full-time exempt position. The successful applicant must be able to work remotely and have technology skills in platforms such as Microsoft Office and Teams, Zoom, and PDF. Florida Bar membership and at least three years of family law litigation experience required. The attorney must comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management and note taking, completion of information for grant reports, daily time keeping, conduct trainings and outreach, and attend all mandated trainings. Bilingual (English and Spanish or Creole) preferred. CCLA is an equal opportunity employer.
Submissions: Email resume and cover letter to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org with subject line: “Family Law Attorney”.
(Last Posted: 07-01-2021)
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida seeks a hardworking, compassionate Attorney to represent clients primarily on issues arising out of the Covid-19 legislation. Coast to Coast Legal Aid represents low income individuals and families who reside in Broward County. Many are dealing with the effect of Covid-19 on many aspects of their lives. The ideal attorney would be able to become an expert in the Covid legislation and the processes put in place in Florida as it pertains primarily to unemployment compensation and wage issues. They should be able to learn new areas of the law quickly and keep up with changes in the law. While the attorney will initially focus primarily on unemployment cases they will likely be asked to assist with any type of covid-19 related case that becomes necessary. The attorney must be able to spot and advocate for systemic changes within the system and work to become a statewide resource. A demonstrated interest in public interest law, poverty law, and/or working with low-income clients is a plus. The attorney must comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management, completion of timely grant reports and all mandated training. Bilingual (Spanish or Creole) a plus. EOE Salary Commensurate with experience.
Submissions: Forward cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) Family Court Self Advocacy Center is located in the Broward County Courthouse. This family law Attorney will provide legal information and guidance to a high volume of self-represented litigants on the following matters: Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), Paternity, Modification of time-sharing and child support, Family Court Motions, and limited information on Department of Revenue issues. While we await the full re-opening of the Courthouse, this Attorney will provide advice and counsel on family law matters via phone or zoom to eligible CCLA clients. Applicant must be a high energy, dedicated, calm and patient individual who cares about helping self-represented litigants achieve a fair and efficient resolution of their family law case. Bi-lingual preferred.
Submissions: Submit cover letter and resume to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org
(Last Posted: 07-01-2021)