Family Law Attorney Position

Gulfcoast Legal Services, a nonprofit civil legal aid provider, is seeking a full-time staff attorney to join our team. We are looking to fill one position in the family law unit of our Wimauma office. Occasional travel to our Pinellas and Manatee County offices may be necessary.

The staff attorney position involves a high degree of professionalism, advocacy, compassion, independence, and personal initiative. The successful candidate will provide a full range of high quality legal services to individual clients and to client groups, including representation in circuit court and administrative proceedings. The position reports to an experienced managing attorney.

Demonstrated Abilities

Ability to work on various community projects with different partnering agencies.
Ability to work independently and with attention to detail on all case matters.
Ability to deal professionally, courteously, and efficiently with people and clients in crisis.
Ability to maintain client confidentiality and work independently providing representation to clients in public interest law areas of family law.

Education/Experience Requirements

A commitment to the provision of high-quality legal services to the poor.
Juris Doctorate degree from ABA-accredited law school.
Florida Bar membership and eligibility to practice law in the State of Florida.

Prior experience as an attorney a plus, with preference for prior family law experience. Law school clinical experience and/or internship will be considered.
Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

Gulfcoast Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Salary starts at $46,000/year, depending on experience. We offer competitive wages and a generous benefits package. Staff Attorneys may also qualify for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program through the Florida Bar Foundation.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $46,000.00 /year

License:

Active member of the Florida State Bar (Preferred)

Language:

Spanish (Required)

Benefits:

Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Retirement plan
Paid time off
Flexible schedule
Professional development assistance

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Schedule:

Monday to Friday

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to: taram@gulfcoastlegal.org.

 

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Gulfcoast Legal Services (GLS) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GLS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

GLS expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GLS’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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