Family Law Attorney
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL US
Posted ago
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Our firm is looking for a savvy Florida Bar-licensed attorney who will zealously represent our clients in family law matters. The areas include the dissolution of marriage, establishing and modifying child support, paternity, guardianship advocacy, and injunctions for protection. The prime candidate will have experience with a range of sensitive legal issues such as domestic violence, survivors of sexual violence, and cyberstalking. Candidates must be able to maintain composure, negotiate, and argue effectively even in emotional and high-stress situations. If you are passionate about helping people navigate some of the most difficult challenges they may face in their lives, start your application today. This position is located in our St. Augustine satellite office.

To apply, submit a resume, a minimum of two professional references, and salary requirements (if any).

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, remote/onsite work hybrid, and a generous leave policy (e.g., 13 paid holidays plus 22 personal leave days in the first year, one-month sabbatical every four years).

What you get when you come to JALA

JALA is the premier litigation legal aid firm in the Southeastern United States. We are mission-driven, and our team makes a difference in our community. As a JALA employee, you can expect immediate hands-on experience interviewing and counseling clients as well as litigating cases in Federal and State courts. Staff is expected to take on challenging cases for our at-risk clients while being mentored and supported in taking on such cases. While there is a premium placed on initiative and self-motivation, you can expect to be supervised by lawyers who are recognized as subject matter experts in their field (JALA is the only law firm in Florida with two Florida Bar Consumer Protection Lawyers of the Year on staff, for example.) Our lawyers and paralegals regularly serve on local and statewide committees, and our lawyers have gone on to become hearing officers, magistrates, judges, and administrative law judges. In addition to the opportunity to litigate early, our lawyers and staff are trusted as professionals - we have adopted a hybrid work environment (although not all positions are able to work remotely.) Regardless of what others may prefer, we embrace diversity and inclusion as a way to ensure we are the most prepared to offer the best and highest level of representation for our clients, as this is what they deserve from us. 

Responsibilities

  • Applicant intake and client interviews
  • Advice and counsel for individuals seeking legal assistance
  • Drafting pleadings and motions.
  • Representation regarding injunctions for protection
  • Representation of clients in hearings and at trial.
  • Comply with grant requirements
  • Supervision of support staff.
  • Meeting with grant funders and city leaders.
  • Handle clinics and outreach events.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of The Florida Bar.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in marital and family law.
  • Familiarity with the Florida Family Law Rules of Civil Procedure.

Compensation
$55,000 Minimum
About Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

The mission of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid is to provide high quality legal assistance to low-income and special needs groups – to empower them to accomplish energetic and affirmative advocacy, all to alleviate the circumstances, incidents, and causes of poverty and discrimination.

Developed during the Great Depression and subsequent recession of 1937, the organization that has become Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. (JALA) was born when a group of Jacksonville Bar attorneys banded together to provide legal services to those in need. Called different names over the years including Duval County Legal Aid Association, it was officially named Jacksonville Area Legal Aid in 1973. The organization achieved 501(c)3 status in 1976. JALA now serves 17 counties of North Florida including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union.

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