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Call Us at: 954-736-2400 | Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Careers

Career Opportunities

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.

 

Open Positions

Staff Attorney with Foreclosure Experience

The Senior Citizen Law Project is seeking to hire a full-time Staff Attorney experienced in litigating mortgage/condo/HOA foreclosure and consumer cases.  This 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 bench trials; and conduct outreach presentations/community education events Supervise support staff; and Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Licensed to practice law in Florida
  • 3-5 years of legal experience preferably in foreclosure and consumer defense
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as direct client contact is
  • Ability to work independently and manage a varied caseload is essential
  • Ability to work in a fast-pace environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A commitment and passion for working with the low-income vulnerable
  • Professional demeanor and client-oriented focus
  • Ability to work with web-based applications
  • Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel

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 Teams, Zoom, and PDF.  Bi-lingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) preferred but not required. Salary D.O.E. plus excellent fringe benefits. Submit resume to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org by 10/14/2020.  

 

Victim Rights Attorney for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is looking for a hardworking, compassionate Attorney for a project providing victims of intimate partner violence with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their civil rights in criminal cases, including appellate proceedings.  Criminal experience is preferred.  Florida Bar membership required.  The Attorney will also conduct outreach and trainings throughout the community. The Attorney will become skilled regarding the applicable laws and dynamics of intimate partner violence. The Attorney must comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management, completion of timely grant reports, time keeping requirements, and all mandated trainings. Bilingual (English and Spanish or Creole) preferred. EOE. Email resume to patricepaldino@legalaid.org.

 

Attorney for Economic Advocacy and Community Health Unit

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. (CCLA) is seeking an attorney in its Economic Advocacy and Community Health (EACH) Unit. The EACH Unit works on a wide range of state-issued public benefits issues including SNAP (Food Stamps), TANF (Cash Assistance), Medicaid, The attorney would be also be required to handle Social Security Disability and SSI claims from initial through Federal Court.  This exciting and demanding staff attorney position entails a combination of representation of individual clients in administrative hearings and court actions and community education.  The staff attorney will work collaboratively with others in the unit to identify systemic issues, and develop strategies to address them, as well as to zealously represent individuals in need of benefits.   The staff attorney will also have related intake responsibilities and supervision of staff and interns as needed.  

We seek applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Interest and ability to do systemic and direct client representation.
  • Experience preferred particularly in the area of Social Security law.   Entry level applicants will be considered if they have strong clinical or internship work experience in Social Security claims. 
  • Excellent work ethic, organization, and communication skills
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Experience and ability to work with low-income and vulnerable individuals, individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals in crisis with an urgent need for subsistence benefits
  • Illustrate a high level commitment to racial justice advocacy
  • Fluency in another language helpful, but not required

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 Teams, Zoom, and PDF. Florida Bar membership required or another State Bar is acceptable if willing to sit for the next Florida Bar exam. Salary commensurate with experience. CCLA is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Please include a cover letter, resume, three professional references and one brief writing sample (10 pages or less).   Email resume to patricepaldino@legalaid.org. Application deadline October 30, 2020

 

VICTIM RIGHTS ATTORNEY FOR VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. (CCLA) is looking for a hardworking, compassionate attorney for a project providing victims of intimate partner violence with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their civil rights in criminal cases, including appellate proceedings.  Criminal experience is preferred.  Florida Bar membership required.  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 Teams, Zoom, and PDF. The attorney will also conduct outreach and trainings throughout the community. The attorney will become skilled regarding the applicable laws and dynamics of intimate partner violence. The attorney must comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management, completion of timely grant reports, time keeping, and all mandated trainings. Bilingual (English and Spanish or Creole) preferred. CCLA is an equal opportunity employer. Email resume to patricepaldino@legalaid.org.

 

ATTORNEY FOR SENIOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. (CCLA) is looking for a hardworking, compassionate, experienced attorney to represent victims of crime, age 60 and older, for their civil legal needs including: injunctions for protection, housing, consumer, and family 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 Teams, Zoom, and PDF. Florida Bar membership required. The attorney must comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management, completion of information for grant reports, time keeping, and all mandated trainings. Bilingual (English and Spanish or Creole) preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. CCLA is an equal opportunity employer. Email resume to patricepaldino@legalaid.org.

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