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.

Staff Positions

Staff Attorney (Ft. Walton Beach)
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Staff Attorney in our Fort Walton Beach office. Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Work for a non-profit law firm, with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance. Work independently and as part of a team to obtain positive results for low-income and vulnerable individuals in our community with a focus on civil law matters such as family law, veterans' legal services, victims' advocacy, and domestic violence.  

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 interacting with clients, and able to learn electronic case management system.  

Entry level salary of $54,000 is negotiable depending on experience. Candidates with ten years of experience can expect salary range of $74,000 or higher. 

Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:

  • Offices open Monday - Thursday
  • Paid time off includes: holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to five weeks per year)
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full time service
  • Additional voluntary options of  dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are also available. 
  • Flexible Work Plans including remote work options are available after 6 months of employment
Applicants must complete Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume to be considered for this position. 
 

Staff Attorney (Ft. Walton Beach)

 

Paralegal (Pensacola)
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a full-time (35 hours/ week) Paralegal in its Pensacola office. Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Work for a non-profit law firm, with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance. Work independently and as part of a team to obtain positive results in civil legal matters for vulnerable members of our community.


 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 bachelors degree OR
  • Completion of a legal assistant or paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association OR
  • 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 $32,000 is negotiable, depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:
  • A four day (35 hour) work week
  • Paid time off includes: holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year)P
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full-time service
  • Additional voluntary options of dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are also available.  
  • Flexible Work Plans including remote work options available after 6 months of employment
Applicants must complete Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume to be considered for this position.
 

Paralegal (Pensacola)

 

Project Manager (Ft. Walton Beach)
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF), is seeking a Project Manager for its Hurricane Sally Response project, which includes office renovations and improvements, setting up new office locations, and customizing mobile law units. The Project Manager will support the coordination of vendors, requisitions, and purchasing recommendations, as well as track project deadlines in support of the non-legal aspects of the project and will work with LSNF senior management to ensure that all grant deliverables are met. Position can be based out of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, or Walton county offices.

In addition to high-level skills in organization, communication, and meeting deadlines, the Project Manager should have experience working with construction teams and have an understanding of the building project process. Experience with vehicle customization projects are ideal. The ability to view projects with our client's and staff's needs in mind is critical to success. The Project Manager should have experience working with vendors and ensuring proper documentation is obtained to complete the project and comply with grant requirements. This role requires critical thinking skills to ask good questions, prioritize the projects, and act in a proactive manner.  Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, Excel Spreadsheets, project management software tools, and basic office technology required. College degree and/or relevant experience required. 

Entry level annualized salary of $62,000 is negotiable depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:
  • M-F with flexible schedule
  • Paid time off includes holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year)
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full-time service
  • Additional voluntary options of dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are also available.  

Applicants must complete the Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. 

Project Manager (Ft. Walton Beach)

 

Project Manager (Pensacola)
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF), is seeking a Project Manager for its Hurricane Sally Response project, which includes office renovations and improvements, setting up new office locations, and customizing mobile law units. The Project Manager will support the coordination of vendors, requisitions, and purchasing recommendations, as well as track project deadlines in support of the non-legal aspects of the project and will work with LSNF senior management to ensure that all grant deliverables are met. Position can be based out of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, or Walton county offices.

In addition to high-level skills in organization, communication, and meeting deadlines, the Project Manager should have experience working with construction teams and have an understanding of the building project process. Experience with vehicle customization projects are ideal. The ability to view projects with our client's and staff's needs in mind is critical to success. The Project Manager should have experience working with vendors and ensuring proper documentation is obtained to complete the project and comply with grant requirements. This role requires critical thinking skills to ask good questions, prioritize the projects, and act in a proactive manner.  Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, Excel Spreadsheets, project management software tools, and basic office technology required. College degree and/or relevant experience required. 

Entry level annualized salary of $62,000 is negotiable depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:
  • M-F with flexible schedule
  • Paid time off includes holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year)
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full-time service
  • Additional voluntary options of dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are also available.  

Applicants must complete the Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. 

Project Manager (Pensacola)

 

Executive Assistant (Tallahassee)
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for an EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT in our Tallahassee location. Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Work independently and as part of a team to support the Executive Director and the functions of a non-profit law firm, with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida. 

The Executive Assistant is a highly responsible professional administrative position that both supports and reports to the Executive Director. Must be detailed oriented and proactive. Candidates should possess a high level of discretion, have proven experience of effective communication with various stakeholders, and be a collaborative member of the team. Preference for experience with a Board of Directors, a law firm, and/or a large community organization. Responsibilities include assisting in the coordination of meetings, conferences, Board meetings, and travel arrangements for the Executive Director; coordinating Executive Director’s calendar and preparing needed materials and agendas in advance; assisting with submission of grant reports and documents; producing minutes and related business records; supporting special projects as needed; as well as acting as a liaison between Executive Director office and outside requests.

Qualified applicants will possess:

  • Five years’ experience in highly professional role supporting executive role
  • Excellent communication skills, to include writing and grammar skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Professional demeanor with high standards of confidentiality
  • Familiarity with general office technologies, such as printing, copying, scanning, email, Microsoft office products, and electronic cloud file storage.  

Entry level salary of $38,000 is negotiable, depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:

  • M-F with flexible schedule
  • Paid time off includes holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year)
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full-time service
  • Additional voluntary options of dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are also available.  

Applicants must complete Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. 

Executive Assistant (Tallahassee)

 

Programs Director
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida, a non-profit law firm with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida, has an opening for a key leadership role. Legal Service of North Florida seeks civil legal justice for low income and vulnerable people across a sixteen-county service area in a variety of legal areas including family law, disaster recovery, benefit protection, home preservation, domestic violence, and victims’ rights. The Programs Director will work independently and as part of a team to grow the LSNF’s service within these communities, as well as to external stakeholders while developing programs and grant proposals to focus on client needs and cohesive client-focused projects and community engagement.  

Applicants should have a high level of professionalism and integrity, project management skills, and excellent communication skills. Minimum qualifications are a bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, business administration, project management, grant /technical writing, or another related field. Progressively responsible professional experience and/or certification may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education requirements. Ten years of experience, with at least three years of supervision experience, is desired. Preference given to candidates with a history of community engagement or volunteerism and to those with experience in the legal profession.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience. Candidates with ten years of experience or more can expect a salary range of $90,000 or higher. 

Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:

  • Paid time off includes holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to five weeks per year)
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full-time service
  • Additional voluntary options of dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are available. 
  • Flexible Work Plans including remote work options are available after 6 months of employment

Applicants must complete Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume to be considered for this position.

 

Programs Director

 

Law Firm Intake Specialist (Ft. Walton Beach)
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a full-time (35 hours/ week) Intake Specialist to support the firm's client intake in the Ft. Walton Beach office. Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Work for a non-profit law firm, with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance. Work independently and as part of a team to obtain positive results in civil legal matters for vulnerable members of our community.

 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 salary of $23,000 is negotiable, depending on experience.  Candidates with a few years of experience can expect a salary range of $28,000. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:

  • A four day (35 hour) work week
  • Paid time off includes: holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year)
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full time service
  • Additional voluntary options of  dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are also available.  
  • Flexible Work Plans including remote work options available after 6 months of employment
Applicants must complete Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume to be considered for this position. 
 

Law Firm Intake Specialist (Ft. Walton Beach)

 

Disaster Response Law Clerk (Tallahassee OR Quincy)
Part-time

Legal Services of North Florida is hiring a law student clerk to assist our attorneys in providing civil legal assistance to those affected by Hurricane Michael. Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Work for a non-profit law firm, with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance. Work independently and as part of a team to obtain positive results for those in North Florida still suffering the legal and financial impacts of Hurricane Michael. 

The Disaster Response Law Clerk will receive $15/hour and is expected to work part-time 15- 20 hours a week. Specific days and schedule can be discussed. Location is negotiable, with Tallahassee, or Quincy preferred.

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 school student, have some law school experience, 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. 

To apply, please submit online application with resume in order to be considered for the position.  

 

Disaster Response Law Clerk (Tallahassee OR Quincy)

 

Legal & Financial COVID Recovery Law Clerk (Tallahassee)
Part-time

Legal Services of North Florida is seeking to hire a part-time Leon COVID Recovery Law Clerk in the Tallahassee office to provide support for its attorney and paralegal staff for working to provide financial relief and assistance to Leon County residents. Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Work for a non-profit law firm, with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance. Work independently and as part of a team to obtain positive results for Leon County resident recovering from devastating legal and financial impacts of COVID pandemic. 

Leon COVID Recovery Law Clerk will receive $15/hour and is expected to work 15 -20 hours a week. Specific days and schedule can be discussed.

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 school student, have some law school experience, 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. 

To apply, please submit online application with resume in order to be considered for the position.  

 

Legal & Financial COVID Recovery Law Clerk (Tallahassee)

 

Paralegal (Tallahassee)
Full-time
Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a full-time (35 hours/ week) Paralegal in its Tallahassee office. Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Work for a non-profit law firm, with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance. Work independently and as part of a team to obtain positive results in civil legal matters for vulnerable members of our community. 
 
Qualified applicants will be either:
  • A Florida Registered Paralegal with the Florida Bar Association OR
  • Have a four-year bachelors degree OR
  • Completion of a legal assistant or paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association OR
  • 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.

 EEntry level salary of $28,000 is negotiable, depending on experience.  Candidates with five years experience can expect a salary range of $32,000 - 35,000. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:
  • A four day (35 hour) work week
  • Paid time off includes: holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year)
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full time service
  • Additional voluntary options of  dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are also available.  
  • Flexible Work Plans including remote work options available after 6 months of employment
Applicants must complete Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume to be considered for this position. 
 

Paralegal (Tallahassee)

 

Paralegal (Quincy)
Full-time
Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a full-time (35 hours/ week) Paralegal in its Quincy office. Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Work for a non-profit law firm, with 85+ employees in six offices across North Florida, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance. Work independently and as part of a team to obtain positive results in civil legal matters for vulnerable members of our community.
 
  • 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 bachelors degree OR
  • Completion of a legal assistant or paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association OR
  • 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. Preference for a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) speaker.
 
Entry level salary of $28,000 is negotiable, depending on experience.  Candidates with five years experience can expect a salary range of $32,000 - 35,000. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes:
 
  • A four day (35 hour) work week
  • Paid time off includes: holidays, sick leave, and personal leave (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year)P
  • 100% fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children after 60 days of employment
  • Employer paid life insurance policy of $10,000
  • Employer contributes 6% to retirement/ 401K plan, after one year of full time service
  • Additional voluntary options of  dental, vision, term life, disability, and other insurance coverages are also available.  
  • Flexible Work Plans including remote work options available after 6 months of employment
Applicants must complete Legal Services of North Florida online employment application and submit a resume to be considered for this position. 
 

Paralegal (Quincy)

 

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