PUBLIC BENEFITS/VETERANS BENEFITS STAFF ATTORNEY

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Job location
400 Orange Street
Titusville, FL 32796
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 Public Benefits/Veterans Benefits Attorney for a fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm serving clients in Central Florida. This position is located in our Brevard 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 and homeless veterans with legal issues primarily focusing on VA disability benefits and discharge upgrades.
 Provide direct representation to low-income non-veterans in a variety of Public Benefits issues such as: Social Security Disability and SSI cessations, Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment compensation.
 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.

This is a full time position. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida offers a competitive salary, 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 FL Bar within 6 months.
 Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
 Previous experience with Veteran’s Affairs, Social Security Administration, and other state and federal agencies preferred.
 Ability to work effectively as a team member.
 Be able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload.
 Must have valid FL Driver’s 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