Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is seeking a FT Legal Assistant for our fast-paced non-profit legal services law firm in Tavares.
Bilingual (English-Spanish; spoken and written fluency) required
Must have significant professional experience with family/housing/LLT law.
Maintains case files, calendars and coordinates appointments. Prepares legal pleadings and other documents as directed. Performs data entry and other clerical/secretarial responsibilities including processing client documents. Must be able to conduct discovery, perform detailed research, schedule depositions, and process issuance of subpoenas. Conducts telephonic or in-person intakes with clients, meets with clients, and performs other specialized projects for the Unit as they arise.
High School graduate or equivalent, Legal Studies Education and/or Paralegal track certification strongly preferred
Law firm experience (5+years) with background in family/housing law preferred, experience in support of litigation and commitment working with low-income and/or vulnerable clients and communities on civil legal matters also a plus.
Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills
Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.