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

Our firm is looking for three sharp Florida Bar licensed attorneys who will zealously represent our clients in various areas of family law. 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, and 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.

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

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package include, but not limited to, 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).

Responsibilities

  • Applicant intake and client interviews
  • Advice and counsel for individuals seeking legal assistance
  • Create legal documents such as pleadings, motions, and orders
  • Representation regarding injunctions for protection
  • Ensure clients are effectively represented at court proceedings
  • Comply with grant requirements
  • Supervision of support staff
  • Meeting with grant funders and city leaders
  • Handle clinics and outreach events

Qualifications

  • Active membership in good standing with The Florida Bar
  • Experience in marital and family law for at least 1-2 years
  • Familiarity with the Florida Family Law Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Great negotiation and communication skills, particularly in stressful and emotional situations

Compensation
$52,500+
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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