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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate interviews, certifies eligibility and identifies the legal problems of FRLS clients within a specific area of law and provides clients with appropriate legal assistance in the form of advice, referrals, or actual representation. Participates in outreach. Represents clients in court and before administrative agencies, including investigation, witness preparation, pre and post hearing written arguments, conduct of the hearing and related activities. Provides documentation, statistical information and other records as required by the Managing Attorney, Director of Litigation, Deputy Director or Executive Director. 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. Serves as a role model to support staff by promoting the values of hard work, high quality advocacy and treating others with courtesy and respect. 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 Managing Attorney, Deputy Director and/or Executive Director. Participates in hiring process for local office staff. Provides timely data upon request for grant applications, fundraising, public relations and other program needs. Demonstrated commitment to advocacy on behalf of people in poverty is needed. Excellent oral and written is needed. Communication skills. Barred in Florida is needed.
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Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
2254 McGregor Boulevard Plaza, P.O. Box 219
Fort Myers, FL 33902-0219