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ProfileContract Staff Attorney Duties: Primary concentration will be focus on assisting clients with restoration of their driver’s licenses following suspensions for nonpayment of court debt. Competence and desire to lead the project utilizing a multifaceted approach that includes community education, advice, direct representation, impact litigation, organizing clinics and working with various stakeholders to address the issues involved. Provides documentation, statistical information and other records as required by the Program Management Participates in case acceptance meetings. Participates in training to keep up CLEs as may be provided by the program. Adheres to office hours, exhibits a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills, communicates and treats clients and staff with courtesy and respect; provides constructive feedback to other advocates (paralegals) on cases discussed. Promotes accessibility of the local office(s) to clients, including rural clients, non-English speaking clients and clients with disabilities. Promotes good relations with public, including client groups, service providers, press, and private bar, attending/speaking at local meetings as appropriate and approved by the Management. . Will become familiar with FRLS policies, as well as requirements of other Funders, and adheres to those policies and requirements.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Barred in Florida. Commitment to advocacy on behalf of people in poverty. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Duration: 10 months
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Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
1321 E. Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33802