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

Medical-Legal Partnership Paralegal (Tallahassee)
28,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Medical-Legal Partnership Paralegal in its Tallahassee office. This position will work to reach and assist vulnerable populations within our community with civil legal issues. The medical-legal partnership allows medical providers who identify a possible civil legal matter to refer patients for legal services. This position will involve coordinating with medical staff on the legal referral process and on staff training. This position will also involve assisting with community outreach and education programs. Ability to work independently and in a team environment is very important. Experience with client interviewing and drafting letters, legal motions, and orders is needed. Ability to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact client and community is highly preferred. Applicants should be a skilled typist and have excellent grammar and computer skills. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred, but not required. Ability to travel to clinic locations in Gadsden and Leon counties may be required in the future. 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 the education requirement.)

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. Additional voluntary options of term life, disability insurance, and retirements plans are also available.

Medical-Legal Partnership Paralegal (Tallahassee)


South City Staff Attorney (Tallahassee)
50,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Staff Attorney to be co-located in our South City Foundations office location in Tallahassee. 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 five weeks per year), and sick leave. After sixty days, fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children. Additional voluntary options of term life, disability insurance, and retirement plans are also available.

South City Staff Attorney (Tallahassee)


Pro Bono Coordinator (Tallahassee)
28,000 /year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a full-time Pro Bono Coordinator. This person will work within our Pro Bono Team to support pro bono attorneys within our communities as they volunteer to assist with LSNF cases. This involves overseeing a helpline call center dedicated to assisting clients on civil legal matters, coordinating with volunteer attorneys on casework and client communications, assisting with legal clinics, and organizing CLE opportunities for pro bono providers based on our casework. Experience with maintaining legal files, client interactions, or paralegal work is a plus. Candidates should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and work well in a team.

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 work week (35 hours). After sixty days, fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children. Additional voluntary options of term life, disability insurance, and retirements plans are also available.

Pro Bono Coordinator (Tallahassee)


Victims’ Rights Attorney (Hiring in offices listed below) – 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

Victims’ Rights Law Clerk
15 /hour
Part-time

Legal Services of North Florida is seeking to hire a Victims’ Rights Law Clerk to provide support for its attorney and paralegal staff while working directly on civil legal matters on behalf of victims of crimes. Victims’ Rights Law Clerk will receive $15/hour and is expected to work 30 – 35 hours a week for 12- 16 weeks during the summer semester. The predominate areas of law will be family law and domestic violence with additional legal matters involving victimization. Specific days and schedule can be discussed.  Seeking a total of eight Victims’ Rights Law Clerks to be assigned to an attorneys in one of our five law office in either Tallahassee, Quincy, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola.

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; drafting motion and pleadings; attending court with attorney whether in person or virtual; reviewing client needs and legal concerns to determine eligibility for various assistance programs or to identify a possible legal remedy.  Our preference is for an office-based position, which will allow the law clerk to gain the most from the experience, but we are open to discussing the arrangement for a remote position.

Interested candidates should be a law student student or recent law school graduate. Ability to work independently and in team environments, to ask questions and grow in legal understandings and client communications, to analyze complex issues and look for legal remedies positively impact the client or the overall community are important.

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

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)


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