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Careers

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. Temporarily, most employees are working on a hybrid basis, working in the Plantation, FL office two days each week and from home three days each week. 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

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FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida’s Family Law and Victims of Crime Unit is looking for a Paralegal to work under the supervision of the Attorneys to whom assigned as she/he/they provide direct legal services to victims of intimate partner violence and victims of crime who are age 60 and older. The Paralegal will become familiar with the law and dynamics of intimate partner violence, domestic violence, elder abuse, and providing trauma-informed services. The Paralegal will assist with all phases of case work, such as intake and interviewing clients, discovery, investigations,  communicating with applicants and clients, drafting pleadings, trial preparation, and legal research. The 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, outreach (virtual or in-person), professional development, and attending all mandated meetings and trainings. The successful applicant must be able to work remotely and in-person, believe in the mission of our agency, 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 people who have lower socioeconomic status in our community. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. This is a full-time, nonexempt position. CCLA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. To learn more about our organization, please see our website www.coasttocoastlegalaid.org and social media platforms linktr.ee/ccla_sfl.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 1 to 5 years of experience preferred
  • Applicants with an Associate’s degree and/or paralegal certificate are preferred; however,
    relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Pro
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must have the ability to multitask, work efficiently and independently with supervision
  • Professional demeanor and client-oriented focus
  • A commitment and passion for working with the low-income community

*This position is temporarily in-person two days each week and remote 3 days each week due to the COVID-19 Pandemic until the office fully reopens, at which time, the new hire will be expected to be on-site in Plantation, Florida.

Submissions: Email resume and cover letter to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org with “Family Law Paralegal” in subject line. Positions remain open until filled, so please check our website often at www.coasttocoastlegalaid.org/careers.
(Posted: 05-16-2022)

DIRECTOR OF FISCAL COMPLIANCE

Fiscal Compliance/Grants.

JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Fiscal Compliance will provide support to the Executive Director to review and evaluate financial information and ensure compliance with grants. Responsibilities:

Review all financial information for accuracy and completeness, which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • The general ledger
  • Weekly cash position reports submitted to Executive Director
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintenance of fixed assets accounting module
  • Accounts payable documents
  • Cash receipts posted to the accounting system
  • Monthly billing for specific contracts
  • Quarterly and annual grants financial reports
  • Grant budgets and management
  • Grants schedule
  • Develop and maintain all grant contracts files – evaluate systems and software to increase efficiency, transparency and collaboration across departments while ensuring that data solutions are scalable and long-lasting
  • Ensure proper grant compliance with Federal and other grants – adherence to all applicable accounting rules, funding regulations and policies, including the detailed and accurate reporting against grant and Legal Service Corporation (LSC) funding
  • Monthly balances of client trust accounts
  • Prepare documents for external auditors to ensure a clean opinion

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in non-profit accounting
  • Accufund accounting system experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill
  • Must live in the tri-county area
  • Must be fully vaccinated

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $65,000-$80,000 annual base range (DOE)
  • Health
  • Dental/Vison
  • Basic Life
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • 403-B

Submissions: Please submit a cover letter and resume to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org

(Last Posted: March 24, 2022)

Healthcare Paralegal

COAST TO COAST LEGAL AID OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. (CCLA) is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded, non-profit organization. CCLA provides free civil legal services to low-income and other eligible residents of Broward County and is located in Plantation, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. CCLA is seeking to hire a full-time HEALTHCARE PARALEGAL for the SENIOR Law UNIT.

Key Responsibilities:

· Under the close supervision of an attorney, provide legal advice, limited legal assistance, and representation for seniors regarding healthcare related issues

· Focus primarily on eligibility and access to services for Medicare, Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace, Long-Term-Care, and financial assistance programs

· Independently manage multiple files through CCLA’s case management system, including drafting case notes, maintaining client documents, and entering daily time-keeping

· Frequently communicate in-person, on the phone, and via email with senior clients, state and federal agencies, managed care organizations, and healthcare providers

· Regularly meet with supervising attorney and other case handlers for case review meetings

· Conduct client intake, interviews, and legal research

· Request and review medical records, medical bills, and legal documents

· Draft correspondence and legal documents, including trust agreements

· Assist clients with completing applications, forms, and filing complaints and appeals

· Represent clients in administrative hearings with federal and state agencies

· File documents through e-filing portal, copying, and faxing

· Maintain data and generate reports for CCLA’s funders

· Perform community outreach events in-person and virtually, as well as, on social media, and conduct educational trainings for staff, clients, and community providers, as needed

· Comply with program and grant requirements

· Perform other duties as requested by Management, Supervisors, or as required by grant(s)

Required Skills:

· 2 to 5 years of paralegal or healthcare administration experience preferred

· Candidates with Bachelor’s degree preferred. Applicants with Associate’s degree and/or paralegal certificate are acceptable. Relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements

· Proficient in Microsoft Office

· Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

· Strong written and verbal skills

· Detail-oriented

· Must have the ability to multitask, work efficiently and independently with supervision

· Professional demeanor and client-oriented focus

· A commitment and passion for working with the low-income community

Bi-lingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) preferred but not required. Salary D.O.E., plus excellent fringe benefits. Position will remain open until filled. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submissions: Submit cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org. 
(Posted 03-02-2022)

Public Benefits Attorney

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) is looking for a hardworking, compassionate attorney to represent clients in public benefit cases. In carrying out their legal work, the attorney is responsible for all phases of case work, including interviewing clients and witnesses, legal research, and representing clients in administration hearings and appeals. The attorney will work under the  supervision of the unit Direction and Supervising Attorney. In addition to their legal work, the attorney will be expected to participate in outreach for the program and other program supportive activities. This is a full-time exempt position. The successful applicant must be able to work remotely (temporarily), have excellent and flexible communication skills, be able to work as part of a team, and have technology skills in platforms such as Microsoft Office and Teams, Zoom, and PDF. Florida Bar membership or be willing to sit for the Florida Bar is required. 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 but not limited to: efficient case management and note taking, completion of information for grant reports, daily timekeeping, conduct trainings and outreach, and attend all mandated trainings. CCLA is an equalopportunity employer and provider.

Submissions: Submit cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three references to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org
(Posted Feb 08, 2022)

ATTORNEY, VOCA RISE

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. (CCLA) is looking for a hardworking, compassionate attorney to represent victims of intimate partner violence and seniors to assert and enforce their civil rights in criminal cases, including appellate proceedings. The successful applicant must believe in our organization’s mission, have effective communication and organization skills, be comfortable appearing in court, able to work remotely (temporarily), and have technology skills including with Microsoft Office, Teams, Zoom, and Adobe PDF. The attorney will become skilled regarding the applicable laws and dynamics of intimate partner violence and elder abuse. The attorney must comply with all program requirements, including efficient case management, contemporaneous timekeeping and note taking, completion of timely grant reports, and all mandated trainings. Criminal experience is preferred. Florida Bar membership required. Bilingual (English and Spanish or Creole) preferred. CCLA’s mission is to improve the lives of low-income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation, and empowerment. This is a full-time, exempt position. CCLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Due to COVID, we are currently working remotely, but are located in Plantation, FL.

Submissions: Email cover letter and resume to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org with “VOCA RISE Attorney” in the subject line.
(Posted Feb 02, 2022)

Grants Administrator

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Service of Broward County seek a full time Grants Administrator to strategically sustain and maximize grant and foundational support opportunities. 

The Grants Administrator will examine, manage and execute all aspects of grant and foundational support efforts and activities to 1) identify key funding sources available 2) determine feasibility of developing/sustaining programs to supplement annual budgetary allocations 3) write and submit proposals and applications and 4) oversee compliance with grant requirements and preparation for monitoring of grants. This position 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 a cover letter along with CV/Resume to the attention of Janina Evans, Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida at jevans@legalaid.org
(Posted 01-12-2022)

Human Resources Director

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. (CCLA) seeks an experienced human resources professional to join our team in a newly created position: Human Resources (HR) Director. CCLA is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded legal aid program which has been providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and other eligible residents of Broward County since January 2004. CCLA’s only office is located in Plantation, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. The mission of the organization is to improve the lives of people who have low-income in our community through advocacy, education, representation, and empowerment. This position will report to CCLA’s Executive Director and will effectively manage CCLA’s HR and other projects as needed. This person will develop policies, direct and coordinate human resources activities, such as employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, trainings, and employee services. Additionally, this person will assist in guiding the organization’s culture, recruitment, retention, and career development at all levels. This position requires significant labor/employee relations experience for a unionized setting.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for the overall leadership, management, direction and performance of Human Resources for CCLA including employee relations, hiring, compensation/benefits, policies and procedures, compliance, investigations, union relations, training, and organizational development

• Develop HR strategies and administer HR policies and procedures

• Maintain, review and refine clear, responsive, and accessible HR systems for staff. Update and maintain HR manuals and CCLA policies to ensure compliance

• Identify, recommend, and implement operational improvements to streamline HR processes and incorporate best practices in management, including updating employee policies and personnel handbook

• Develop recruitment strategic plan for identifying both management level positions and all hourly positions. Manage recruitment efforts, including job postings, application review, interviews, reference checks, and offers. Apply principals of diversity, equity, and inclusion to HR recruitment

• Serve as a primary point person for employee inquiries regarding human resources and policies, and participate in employee meetings, orientation, on-boarding, off-boarding, and exit interviews

• Guide and reinforce CCLA’s culture of a positive work environment

• Administer the salary administration policies and programs. Review and readjust salary ranges; conduct local wage surveys annually; monitor merit increases pools and increases

• Manage employee payroll, and serve as the primary contact with payroll processor

• Develop improvements as necessary to staff evaluation system, new staff orientation, on-boarding, career development program, and staff wellness and training programs

• Oversee and investigate all employee relations and labor-related matters as they relate to internal policies, federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws

• Lead management development and associate training. Recommend new programs based on CCLA’s needs

• Prepare materials for audits, benefits renewals, annual compliance filings, and pension and retirement plan reports

• Participates in collective bargaining negotiations and ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements

• Oversee associate benefit program administration. Manage staff benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, and other insurance benefits

• Stay abreast of all Federal and State laws and keeps management advised of changes which affect associate and operations. Maintain knowledge of legal requirements related to HR, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance

• Ensure accuracy and confidentiality of employee records

• Provide counsel and assistance to all management personnel in regards to associate problems dealing with supervision and administration

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field

• At least five years of experience in a human resources management role and at least three years labor relations experience in a union environment. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), SPHR, or PHR credentials preferred

• Candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of successfully managing a HR operation including policy and benefits administration

• Proven leadership skills, which support an environment of employee growth and development, interdepartmental teamwork which support exceptional client and community services

• Dynamic, enthusiastic, creative leader who is able to perform multiple functions, prioritize, and troubleshoot when needed

• Must be service and detail oriented; possessing a friendly, approachable demeanor and strong problem-solving skills

• Computer proficiency including: Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Windows, Adobe, Teams, Excel, and Zoom

• Ability to implement HR policies consistently

• Effective labor relations experience building consensus with union representatives and employee delegates

• Experience overseeing union grievances, collective bargaining, and arbitrations

• Thorough understanding and application of relevant labor and employment laws, collective bargaining agreements, and ability to train management regarding these principles

• Employee relations experience including: planning social activities, recognition programs, communications programs, counseling and constant interaction with staff to facilitate employee engagement

• Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict resolution experience and ability to work across lines of difference

• Ability to think creatively and problem solve

• Trustworthy with excellent judgment and experience exercising discretion and upholding the highest level of confidentiality

• Organized and detail-oriented with experience managing people, multiple projects, and meeting deadlines

• Ability to maintain and administer personnel and medical records in accordance with legal requirements and internal needs

• Capacity to administer CCLA’s benefits program and advise staff about benefits

• Skills to address performance concerns, counseling, disciplinary action, problem review system to maintain high-level performance and quality of work force. Experience with thorough investigation and documentation of grievances

• Development and implementation of compensation system for salaried positions to ensure competitiveness in ability to attract retain. and reward appropriate staff

• Experience with coordination of training and development initiatives including, management development, compliance, employee safety programs to involve safety committee, communications and training

• Knowledge and experience to be responsible for Workers’ Compensation Administration

• Development of and adherence to Human Resources budget

• Familiarity with management development and planning for all levels to aid retention and performance including administration of annual performance reviews

• Experience with the administration of an on-boarding and orientation program and process for all new employees including periodic follow-up

• Familiarity with ADA and FMLA requirements and accommodations

• Knowledge to ensure compliance with appropriate federal and state legislation and interaction with government agencies including NLRB, EEOC, and other state agencies

• Prior direction and supervision of Human Resources staff to meet these job requirements

• Ability and desire to play an active role as a strategic planner with Management

• Will maintain regular attendance and consistently be on time.

• Will perform any other duties as requested by Executive Director or Management.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:

• Salary Range Dependent on Experience

• Health

• Dental/ Vision

• Basic Life

• Short & Long Term Disability

• 403-B

Submissions: Please submit a cover letter and resume to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org. CCLA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

(Posted 12-01-2021)

Intake Paralegal

Temporarily, employees are working on a hybrid basis, working in the Plantation, FL office two days each week and from home three days each week.

COAST TO COAST LEGAL AID OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. (CCLA) is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded, non-profit organization. CCLA provides free civil legal services to low-income and other eligible residents of Broward County and is located in Plantation, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. CCLA is seeking to hire a full-time INTAKE PARALEGAL.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Intake Paralegal will interview and screen applicants seeking legal assistance for their civil legal matter.
  • In carrying out his/her/their job responsibilities, the Intake Paralegal will complete prescreens and applications (phone calls, walk-ins, referrals, e-mails, and online applications), meet and interview applicants, collect documents and pleadings, and gather information about applicants’ legal matter.
  • The Intake Paralegal will comply with all program requirements, including, but not limited to:
    • Efficient case management
    • Maintain records, case notes and daily time-keeping in CCLA’s case management system
    • Completion of timely reports
    • Professional development and attendance at all mandatory meetings and trainings.
    • The successful applicant must be able to work remotely (temporarily), have excellent communication skills, technology skills in platforms such as, Microsoft Office and Teams, Zoom, and Adobe PDF.
  • Working closely, as part of a team, with numerous attorneys and paralegals
  • Perform community outreach events in-person and virtually, as well as, on social media, and conduct educational trainings for staff, clients, and community providers, as needed Compliance with program and grant requirements
  • Perform other duties as requested by Management, Supervisors, or as required by grant(s)

Required Skills:

  • 1 to 5 years of experience preferred
  • Applicants with Associate’s degree and/or paralegal certificate are preferred. Relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must have the ability to multitask, work efficiently and independently with supervision
  • Professional demeanor and client-oriented focus
  • commitment and passion for working with the low-income community

Bi-lingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) preferred but not required. Salary D.O.E., plus excellent fringe benefits. Position will remain open until filled. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submissions: Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org. 

(Posted: 12-01-2021)

PUBLIC BENEFITS PARALEGAL

COAST TO COAST LEGAL AID OF SOUTH FLORIDA (CCLA) is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded, non-profit organization.  CCLA provides free civil legal services to low-income and other eligible residents of Broward County and is located in Plantation, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale.  CCLA is seeking to hire a full-time PUBLIC BENEFITS PARALEGAL.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting correspondence, legal documents, and communicating with clients
  • Conduct client intake, interviews, and legal research
  • Assisting clients with applications and forms
  • Filing documents through e-filing portal, copying, and faxing
  • Able to represent and advocate for clients in administrative hearings and with agencies
  • Working closely, as part of a team, with numerous attorneys and paralegals
  • Frequent communication with clients and outside agencies; in person, on the phone, and via email
  • Maintain data and generate reports 
  • Perform community outreach events in-person and virtually, as well as, on social media, and conduct educational trainings for staff, clients, and community providers, as needed
  • Maintain records, case notes and daily time-keeping in CCLA’s case management system
  • Compliance with program and grant requirements
  • Perform other duties as requested by Management, Supervisors, or as required by grant(s)

Required Skills:

  • 2 to 5 years of experience preferred
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree preferred. Applicants with Associate’s degree and/or paralegal certificate are acceptable. Relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must have the ability to multitask, work efficiently and independently with supervision
  • Professional demeanor and client-oriented focus
  • A commitment and passion for working with the low-income community

Bi-lingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) preferred but not required. Salary D.O.E., plus excellent fringe benefits. Position will remain open until filled. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submissions: Submit cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org.   

(Posted: 10-25-2021)

Family Law Attorney

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 such as 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 (temporarily), have excellent communication skills, be able to work as part of a team, and have technology skills in platforms such as Microsoft Office and Teams, Zoom, and PDF. Florida Bar membership and family law and/or domestic violence litigation experience preferred. The attorney must comply with all program requirements, including but not limited to: 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 and provider.

Submissions: Email resume and cover letter to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org with subject line: “Family Law Attorney”.
(Last Posted: 04-22-2022)

Attorney for Broward County Family Court Self Advocacy Center

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) Family Court Self Advocacy Center (FCSAC) 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 and return of in-person family court hearings, this Attorney will provide advice and counsel to eligible CCLA clients for their family law matters via telephone or Teams/Zoom. 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. 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. This Attorney will comply with all program requirements, including, but not limited to: efficient case management, contemporaneous note taking and time keeping, completion of timely reports, and attending all mandated meetings and trainings. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Submissions: Submit cover letter and resume to CCLAemployment@legalaid.org with “FCSAC Attorney” in email Subject Line.
(Last Posted: 11-11-2021)

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