Staff Attorney - Community Economic Development

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Job location
122 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32801
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
Street address: 
128 Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a dynamic professional to join our expanding law firm as a Staff Attorney in a Community Economic Development (CED) collaborative, specializing in the community development and affordable housing practice areas. This position can be based out of our Orlando, Tavares, or Ocala, FL offices.

This highly visible position’s key responsibilities include representing community-based organizations in entity formation, governance, tax exemption applications and compliance matters, advising small businesses and nonprofits in commercial lease review and negotiations.
The CED Staff Attorney may also conduct workshops and trainings for community-based organizations and their members, as well as providing advocacy to legislative bodies and agencies on behalf of or in partnership with community-based organizations and their members regarding issues related but not limited to; laws and policies addressing equitable community development at the local and state level.

Reporting to the Managing Attorney, the successful CED Staff Attorney is in a unique opportunity to develop expertise in several areas of the law while building effective working relationships with local community organizers, leaders, city officials, and service providers. from inception to follow up to assure CLSMF’s impact to individuals served under this grant.
This professional role is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout CLSMF’s 12-county service area.


Must be admitted to practice law in Florida with commensurate experience
3 - 5 years’ experience as a lawyer. Commitment to low-income/vulnerable clients and communities on legal matters; experience working as an attorney on contract negotiation and drafting, real estate development and business matters, commercial leases and corporate entity formation and operation, and affordable housing finance.
Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad constituency, including experience in community /grant-funded programs.
Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365).
Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

To apply: 

Resumes in confidence to [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018