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.

Senior Attorney – Branch Managing Attorney (Ft. Walton Beach)

68,500/year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida is hiring a Senior Attorney for the Fort Walton Beach Office. This Senior Attorney will manage the law firm branch and supervise the activities of the support staff and attorneys in addition to maintaining a caseload. Applicant must have at least five years of experience practicing law and be a member of The Florida Bar. Applicant should have strong leadership skills, passion to serve vulnerable populations, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people. Experience with a legal services organization is desired.

Entry-level compensation of $68,500 is negotiable depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, vacation leave (which after two years, increases to five weeks per year), and sick leave benefits. After sixty days of full-time employment, employees are offered 100% paid health insurance for employee & dependent children. Employer paid 6% retirement contribution begin after one year of full-time service. The benefits package also includes an employee life insurance policy. Additional voluntary options of vision, dental, term life, and disability insurance are also available.

All candidates must submit an application, resume, and cover letter through the hiring portal for consideration. 

Elder Justice Community Outreach Project Manager (Tallahassee)

33,000/year
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida is seeking to hire a full-time Elder Justice Community Project Manager to provide support for its Administration for Community Living Florida Legal Aid Enhancement Project – a project focused on improving access to legal assistance for elders with critical needs. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordination and implementation of this project, including the coordination with statewide partner Legal Services of Greater Miami.

Responsibilities and duties include convening and document project meetings, monitoring and tracking project plan progress, implementing components of an approved project plan, supporting project staff in developing and maintaining stakeholder relations, meeting budgetary objectives and adjusting as needed, developing community education and outreach materials using various tools such as Canva and Animaker, creating social media and website posts, and performing other related duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should have a college degree or equivalent field experience in the provision of community-based services. Applicants should have proven working experience that reflects strong organizational and communication skills, as well as a high-level of comfort with technology and systems development. Ability to work independently and in team environments, to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact the client and overall community will also be considered. The position will report to the LSNF Executive Director.

Compensation is annualized at $33,000/year. THIS IS SHORT-TERM position set to end on August 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 include 100% paid health insurance for employee & dependent children, term life and disability insurance. Additional voluntary insurance coverage options.

Director of Philanthropy (Tallahassee)

Salary DOE
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida is hiring a full-time Director of Philanthropy. This staff member is responsible for the oversight, planning, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive fundraising program to secure significant financial resources from individuals, foundations, and others to support LSNF’s mission. This staff member manages all major gifts functions, including planned giving, donor engagement, fundraising campaigns, and fundraising event coordination.

The Director of Philanthropy supervises the Development Assistant and other externs or volunteers supporting philanthropic programming. Along with LSNF’s Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy supports the Board of Directors by staffing the Development Committee. The Director of Philanthropy will also work closely with the Communications and Pro Bono staff, as well as all LSNF staff as needed. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (Master’s Degree preferred) nd a minimum of three years of experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization. Project management, strong organizational skills, ability to set objectives, strong writing skills, and ability to motivate donors, volunteers, and philanthropic partners are key aptitudes for this position.
Salary 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, after sixty days, fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children, term life and disability insurance. 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 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.

Director of Philanthropy (Pensacola)

Salary DOE
Full-time

Legal Services of North Florida is hiring a full-time Director of Philanthropy. This staff member is responsible for the oversight, planning, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive fundraising program to secure significant financial resources from individuals, foundations, and others to support LSNF’s mission. This staff member manages all major gifts functions, including planned giving, donor engagement, fundraising campaigns, and fundraising event coordination. The Director of Philanthropy supervises the Development Assistant and other externs or volunteers supporting philanthropic programming. Along with LSNF’s Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy supports the Board of Directors by staffing the Development Committee. The Director of Philanthropy will also work closely with the Communications and Pro Bono staff, as well as all LSNF staff as needed.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (Master’s Degree preferred) and a minimum of three years of experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization. Project management, strong organizational skills, ability to set objectives, strong writing skills, and ability to motivate donors, volunteers, and philanthropic partners are key aptitudes for this position.

Salary 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, after sixty days, fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children, term life and disability insurance. 

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 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.

Victims’ Rights Attorney (Pensacola) 
50,000/year
Full-time
Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a Victims’ Rights Attorney in our 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 75+ employees in five office across North Florida, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance.
 
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. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes: paid holidays, paid sick leave, and paid vacation (starts at 2.4 weeks and after two years, increases to five weeks per year). After sixty days of full time employment,100% coverage for health insurance for employee & dependent children. Additional voluntary options of term life, disability insurance, spouse coverage, and retirements plans are also available. Employer contributes 6% to retirement plans after one year of employment.
FSU Law School Student Coordinator (Tallahassee) 
$15/hour
Part-time (Up to 20 hrs per week)

Reports to: Director of Pro Bono & Volunteer Engagement of Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF)

The selected student will support LSNF’s pro bono program by educating law students on their pro bono and related hands-on opportunities to serve clients through LSNF, while at the same time helping LSNF develop opportunities of interest and benefit to the education of law students. Second Year (2L) students are preferred; we are in search of a candidate who could make a 12-18 month commitment. Strong analytical skills, a desire to network with peers, administrators, faculty, and community partners is required, as well as current, active participation in one or more FSU College of Law activities and/or extracurricular organizations. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in legal aid organizations or pro bono service through a combination of coursework and/or practical experience. The position is part-time (not to exceed 20 hours/week) and paid at a rate of $15/hour. The role is expected to begin during the Spring 2021 semester.

Law Firm Intake Specialist (Panama City) 
23,000/year
Full-time
Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for an Intake Specialist in our Panama City office to support its client intake center. 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 annually 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. Additional voluntary options of vision, dental, disability, and accident coverages are available. Employer contributions to retirement savings after one year of service.
 

Current Internship Opportunities

Housing Justice Fellowship, Spring 2021 (Tallahassee) 
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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Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Applications will be accepted for all position until  filled.

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