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Staff Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami Tenants’ Rights Unit – District 5 Eviction Defense Project

Saturday, October 01, 2022 3:27 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

Full Time

Miami, FL, US

30+ days ago

Requisition ID: 1037


Salary Range: $60,000.00 To 62,000.00 Annually

1-3 years of experience (newly admitted attorneys will also be considered)


Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided legal representation to low-income communities for over 55 years.   The firm is a leader in the legal aid community and has been recognized for its creative and aggressive advocacy for its clients.

Legal Services recently received funding from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins to represent tenants facing eviction who live in Commission District 5. Legal Services is accepting applications from attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar who have a commitment and passion for social, economic, and racial justice and want to protect the rights of low-income tenants living in Miami-Dade County. The attorneys hired for this position will serve as a model for expanded legal representation in the County for tenants facing eviction.

The attorneys would represent tenants living in Commission District 5 who are facing eviction from their home. The attorneys would be responsible for their own caseload and the attorney’s duties will include interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing parties, assisting with rental assistance applications, and representing tenants in court. Because evictions have short deadlines, this project involves fast-paced litigation, often responding to emergencies, and requires significant negotiation skills. The attorneys would also be required to conduct client intake, conduct home visits, conduct education workshops for tenants, work with pro bono attorneys, complete administrative tasks, and participate in client outreach.

Excellent benefit package and competitive non-profit salary. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year), sick leave (12 days per year), and five additional leave days.   Full-time employees may participate in our benefits program on the 1st of the month following the date of hire. Our benefits include fully paid health insurance for employee & dependents, fully paid dental coverage for employees, dependents may also be included at a minimum fee, fully paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability policy as well as retirement savings plans with employer contributions after six months of service.

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In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that each can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. Legal Services of Greater Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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