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ATTORNEY - Legal Aid Society of PBC (Juvenile Advocacy Project)

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
October 17, 2017

JOB TITLE:                Attorney

PROJECT:                  Juvenile Advocacy Project

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Conducts civil lawsuits, draws up legal documents, advises clients as to legal rights, and practices other phases of law by performing the following essential duties. Work schedule is as follows: generally Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend work.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represents clients before administrative and judicial tribunals in a full range of civil legal matters.
  • Shepherds cases through juvenile court process, enforces statutory time frames on behalf of client, litigates as necessary to enforce forward progress on client’s case.
  • Conducts interviews of clients in the field or at the office.
  • Investigates and develops cases, including conducting necessary interviews and consulting appropriate agencies and resources.
  • Counsels and advises clients in legal matters.
  • Negotiates on behalf of clients.
  • Drafts letters, memos, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents and written materials.
  • Remains current on new developments in the law which affect Legal Aid clients.
  • Performs legal research.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records and files regarding cases.
  • Makes referrals and follows up referrals of clients to appropriate alternative or additional sources of assistance.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information handled.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from A.B.A. accredited law school.
  • Member of the Florida Bar or pending.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of the Florida and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Dependability, initiative, motivation, and concern for interests of clients.
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment and organization.
  • Commitment to remain in position for at least two (2) years.
  • Must pass Level 2 background screening.
  • Knowledge of child welfare system and juvenile law strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly
  • High ethical standards.

 

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to hr@legalaidpbc.org by Friday, October 27, 2017.

 The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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