Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Bay Area Legal Services Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 06, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 19, 2020

Posted on

May 01, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Tampa, FL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Profile

Staff Attorney
Duties: Interview applicants and determine if eligibility requirements for established legal services are satisfied. Documents all client case information and related time spent in case management system accurately and timely. Ensure compliance with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) or other grantor requirements. Communicate with clients to learn about their legal needs and concerns, counsel, advise and refer them to appropriate public agencies or other community resources for additional services needed. Explain legal options and bring possible outcomes or risks to their attention. Develop and implement strategies to resolve cases favorably. Prepare legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, briefs, oral arguments, and pleadings, accurately and in a timely manner. Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making, gather and analyze evidence, identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information. Negotiate settlement of cases with opposing attorneys or parties. Prepare necessary correspondence relating to services rendered. Create and maintain relationships with organizations that are commonly adverse parties where possible to facilitate case resolution. Attend team meetings and collaborate with other attorneys on case questions.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree, Florida Bar licensed and in good standing with the Bar. 3+ years of Civil Litigation Experience. Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and review work of others. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Excellent prioritization skills and ability to meet deadlines. Experience with legal database systems to document case assignments. Sympathetic and compassionate understanding of the social, economic, and legal issues faced by low-income individuals and the elderly with limited access to such services. Ability to relate well and effectively with diverse groups and individuals. Desirable: Previous experience with homeownership preservation issues. Previous experience in a nonprofit legal services or public interest firm. Bilingual Spanish/English.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bay Area Legal Services Inc.
1302 N. 19th Street
Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33605-5230