Staff Positions & Internships

LSNF has five offices, employing staff attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and intake staff in each office. Additionally, LSNF often has clerkship, law student internship, externship or fellowship opportunities available. Some of these positions will be posted here. While others are available through the FSU College of Law, Florida Bar Foundation, National Association for Public Interest Law, and other resources. For more information about those opportunities, you should contact the listed organizations or [email protected]. Submit your application, resume and cover letter using the link within each job posting below. Applicants who do not submit a completed Legal Services of North Florida employment application will not be considered for the position. Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


Staff Positions

Leon CARES COVID Relief Law Clerk (Tallahassee)
15 /hour
Part-time

Legal Services of North Florida is seeking to hire a part-time Leon CARES COVID Relief Law Clerk to provide support for its attorney and paralegal staff for working to provide financial relief and assistance to Leon County residents. with critical needs. Leon CARES COVID Relief Law Clerk (part-time) will receive $15/hour and is expected to work part-time about 20 hours a week for 12- 16 weeks. Specific days and schedule can be discussed. The position is available at our Tallahassee office location.

Responsibilities and duties include conducting legal research and writing; assisting the supervising attorney with client intake and other related interviews; working in a hands-on capacity directly with clients; reviewing client needs and legal concerns to determine eligibility for various assistance programs or to identify a possible legal remedy. This position is designed to be office-based to allow for client assistance.

Interested candidates should be a law student student or recent law school graduate. Ability to work independently and in team environments, to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact the client or the overall community are important.

Leon CARES COVID Relief Law Clerk (Tallahassee)


Staff Attorney (Pensacola)
50,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Staff Attorney in our Pensacola office. Ability to work independently and in team environments to obtain results to positively impact the legal needs of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our community.

Applicants should be a member of The Florida Bar, with preference given to candidates with clinical or legal aid experience. Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills, be comfortable with office technology and able to learn electronic case management system.

Entry level salary of $50,000 is negotiable depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year), sick leave, and a four-day work week of 35 hours. After sixty days of full-time employment, employees receive fully paid health insurance coverage for employee & dependent children, term life and disability insurance for employee. Additional voluntary options of vision, dental, disability, and accident coverages are available. Employer contributions to retirement savings after one year of service.

Staff Attorney (Pensacola)


Elder Law Paralegal (Tallahassee)
28,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Paralegal in its Tallahassee office. This paralegal position will work in support of the Florida Legal Aid Enhancement Project team which serves Florida elders in legal case matters and works with state and national partner organizations to enhance elder access to justice. Applicants should be a skilled typist, have excellent grammatical and computer skills, and have a four-year degree or completion of a legal assistant or paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association (year-for-year work experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary may be substituted). This paralegal position will engage with clients, outreach and community education, and to improve access to legal help for elders. Ability to work independently and in team environments is desired. Experience drafting letters, legal motions and orders is helpful. Ability to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact the client and community is desired.

Entry level salary of $28,000 is negotiable depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes: paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year), sick leave, a four-day workweek (35 hours). After sixty days, fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children. Employer paid life insurance and long term disability policy. Additional voluntary insurance options including dental and vision are also available. Employer contribution to retirement plans after one year of employment.

Elder Law Paralegal (Tallahassee)


Hurricane Michael Project Coordinator (Tallahassee)
40,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF), is seeking a Project Coordinator for its Hurricane Michael Response project. The Project Coordinator will support coordination of vendors to support non-legal aspects of the project and will work with LSNF senior management to ensure that all grant deliverables are met.

In addition to high-level skills in organization, communication, and meeting deadlines, the Project Coordinator should have experience working in construction, vehicle customization, and customer service. The Project Coordinator should have experience working with vendors and ensuring proper documentation is obtained to complete the project and comply with grant requirements. College degree and/or relevant experience required.

Entry level annualized salary of $40,000 is negotiable depending on experience. THIS IS SHORT-TERM position set to end on December 31, 2021, absent continuation funding obtained for this project role. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes: paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, a four-day workweek (35 hours). After sixty days, benefits includes employer paid health insurance for employee & dependent children, employee term life and disability insurance. Additional voluntary insurance coverage options such as disability insurance, and retirements plans are also available.

Hurricane Michael Project Coordinator (Tallahassee)


Victims’ Rights Attorney (Hiring in all offices) – Through September 30, 2021
50,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Victims’ Rights Attorney in each of our 5 offices (Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach, Panama City, Quincy, and Tallahassee). Applicants should be a member of The Florida Bar, with preference given to candidates with clinical or legal aid experience. Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills, be comfortable with office technology and able to learn electronic case management system. Ability to work independently and in team environments to obtain results to positively impact the legal needs of clients in our community.

Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience. Entry level salary of $50,000 annualized. THIS IS SHORT-TERM position set to end on September 30, 2021, absent continuation funding obtained for this project role. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes: paid holidays, paid sick leave, and paid vacation days. After sixty days of full time employment, LSNF will provide employer paid coverage for health insurance for employee & dependent children. Additional voluntary options of term life, disability insurance, spouse coverage, and retirements plans are also available.

Apply to the office nearest you:
Pensacola
Ft. Walton Beach
Panama City
Quincy
Tallahassee

Intake Specialist (Hiring in Pensacola | Ft. Walton Beach | Quincy | Tallahassee) – Through September 30, 2021
23,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for an Intake Specialist to support the firm’s client intake. Applicant should be skilled typist, possess excellent grammatical skills, be a detail-oriented, listen well, know when to ask good clarifying questions, and be able to work well with others in stressful situations. Qualified applicants must have a high-level of comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite and use of technology and must work well individually, and as part of local and remote teams.

Entry-level compensation of $23,000 annualized and is negotiable, depending on experience. THIS IS SHORT-TERM position set to end on September 30, 2021, absent continuation funding obtained for this project role. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes: paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, a four-day workweek (35 hours). After sixty days, employee will qualify for employer paid health insurance for employee & dependent children, term life and disability insurance. Additional voluntary insurance coverage options. Additional voluntary options of vision, dental, disability, and accident coverages are available.

Apply to the office nearest you:
Pensacola
Ft. Walton Beach
Quincy
Tallahassee

Victims’ Rights Paralegal (Second Judicial Circuit | Tallahassee) – Through September 30, 2021
28,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Victims’ Rights Paralegal in its Tallahassee office. Applicants should be a skilled typist and have excellent grammatical and computer skills. Qualified applicants will be a either a Florida Registered Paralegal with the Florida Bar Association or have a four-year degree or completion of a legal assistant or paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. (Year-for-year work experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary may be substituted for education requirement.) Ability to work independently and in a team environment is desired. Experience drafting letters, legal motions and orders is desired. Ability to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact client and community is desired.

Entry level salary of $28,000 is negotiable depending on experience. THIS IS SHORT-TERM position set to end on September 30, 2021, absent continuation funding obtained for this project role. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes: paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, a four-day workweek (35 hours). After sixty days, benefits includes employer paid health insurance for employee & dependent children, term life and disability insurance. Additional voluntary options of term life, disability insurance, and retirements plans are also available.

Victims’ Rights Paralegal (Tallahassee)


Victims’ Rights Paralegal (First Judicial Circuit | Pensacola) – Through September 30, 2021
28,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Victims’ Rights Paralegal in its Pensacola office. Applicants should be a skilled typist and have excellent grammatical and computer skills. Qualified applicants will be a either a Florida Registered Paralegal with the Florida Bar Association or have a four-year degree or completion of a legal assistant or paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. (Year-for-year work experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary may be substituted for education requirement.) Ability to work independently and in a team environment is desired. Experience drafting letters, legal motions and orders is desired. Ability to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact client and community is desired.

Entry level salary of $28,000 is negotiable depending on experience. THIS IS SHORT-TERM position set to end on September 30, 2021, absent continuation funding obtained for this project role. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes: paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, a four-day workweek (35 hours). After sixty days, benefits includes employer paid health insurance for employee & dependent children, term life and disability insurance. Additional voluntary options of term life, disability insurance, and retirements plans are also available.

Victims’ Rights Paralegal (Pensacola)


Staff Attorney – Florida Legal Aid Enhancement Project (Elder Justice)
61,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Staff Attorney for the Florida Legal Aid Enhancement Project. FLAEP is a federally-funded project to work with other Florida partners to improve access to legal assistance for elders with critical needs. This Staff Attorney will engage in direct representation, extensive outreach, and community education, and development of technology and other tools to improve access to legal help for elders. Candidates should be a member of The Florida Bar with at least five years of law or related experience. Ability to work independently and in team environments, to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact the client and community is desired. Position located in our Pensacola office.

An entry-level salary of $61,000 is negotiable depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes: paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to five weeks per year), and sick leave. After sixty days of full-time employment, fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children and employee life insurance policy. Additional voluntary options of vision, dental, term life, and disability insurance are also available, as well as retirement savings plans with employer contributions after one year of service.

Staff Attorney (Elder Justice)


Current Internship Opportunities

Housing Justice Fellowship, Spring 2021
Unpaid Internship
8-10 hours/week

Legal Services of North Florida has created an opportunity for law school students to gain experience through a Housing Justice Fellowship for Spring 2021. Selected Fellows will gain practical legal experience with an organization recognized for leading the fight for civil legal justice in North Florida and be mentored by and work directly with our attorneys providing civil legal assistance to low-income members of our community experiencing housing hardship, in cases like evictions, foreclosures, and loss of income. Fellows will be expected to work between 8-10 hours per week starting January 19, 2021. Schedule can be flexible around Fellow’s class schedule. A combination of in-person and remote work can be arranged through our Tallahassee office. Must have access to laptop technology, be familiar with Microsoft products, and able to learn electronic case management system. Responsibilities and duties include conducting legal research and writing; assisting attorneys with client intake and other related interviews; case development and preparation; court appearances with supervising attorney; assisting with client access to assistance; supporting Justice on the Block events; working with other Housing Justice Fellows and performing other related duties as assigned.

To apply for the Housing Justice Fellowship, please submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources Manager Jennifer Fauble HERE by January 13th. All Fellowship candidates will receive a response. Fellowship finalists will be contacted by January 14th for virtual interview, references, and background check. LSNF anticipates selecting five Fellows for this inaugural Fellowship year. The targeted start date is January 19th.

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Elder Justice Law Clerk Fellowship (Hiring in Pensacola | Tallahassee)
15/hour
Up to 28 hours/week (16 week position)

Legal Services of North Florida is seeking to hire a part-time Elder Justice Law Clerk Fellow to provide support for its attorney and paralegal staff for Community Living Florida Legal Aid Enhancement Project – a project focused on improving access to legal assistance for elders with critical needs. The Elder Justice Law Clerk Fellow will receive $15/hour and is expected to work part-time about 28 hours a week for 16 weeks. Specific days and schedule can be discussed. The position is available at either our Tallahassee or Pensacola office locations.

Responsibilities and duties include conducting legal research and writing; assisting the supervising attorney with client intake and other related interviews; case development and preparation; court appearances with supervising attorney; and performing other related duties as assigned. Interested candidates should be a law student student or recent law school graduate. Ability to work independently and in team environments, to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact the client or the overall community are important.

Apply to the office nearest you:
Pensacola
Tallahassee


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Applications will be accepted for all position until filled.