CONSUMER STAFF ATTORNEY

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Job location
106 N. Osceola Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
Street address: 
128 Orange Avenue
City: 
Daytona Beach
State: 
Florida
ZIP: 
32114
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a Consumer Attorney for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm that serves clients throughout Central Florida. This position is located in our Hernando County office.
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is the largest provider of free legal services to eligible clients in 12 Central Florida counties.

Responsibilities:

• Provide direct representation to low-income clients with consumer issues such as debt collection, garnishment, repossession, contracts, consumer scams, small claims courts and debtor harassment.
• Establish criteria for identifying consumer legal issues for use in other areas of the firm to include helpline, triage, housing and family
• Establish network of private bar consumer attorneys to assist with co-counsel, full representation and pro bono work.

This is a full time position. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers an excellent benefits package: free health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off program, and more.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Requirements: 

• Must be admitted to practice law in Florida or obtain admission to The Florida Bar within 6 months.
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Litigation experience in Federal and State courts.
• Previous experience in the areas of consumer law preferred.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member.
• Be able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload.
• Must be proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
• Must be able to perform duties and attend meetings and/or other functions throughout 12-county service area.
• Must have a valid Florida Driver License.

To apply: 

Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] or via Fax: 386-323-5762.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Depends on Experience
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016