Legal Services of Greater Miami

Staff Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (Consumer Rights Unit)

$60,000 – $77,100 /year (0 – 8 years general practice experience)

Full-time

Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided locally renowned legal representation to low-income communities for 55 years.  The firm has been recognized for its creative and aggressive advocacy for its clients.

Legal Services is seeking a full-time Florida licensed attorney (or pending July 2022 bar results) to work in its Consumer Unit. Our Consumer Rights attorneys leverage an array of federal and state laws in defending debt collection, student loan, and foreclosure claims against low-income consumers, and sue financial institutions, loan servicers, real estate equity scammers, car dealerships, and the U.S. Department of Education. Our attorneys practice in federal courts, including bankruptcy court, and state courts. They also handle appeals and resolve claims in administrative settings.

A sampling of cases handled include representing homeowners in saving their homes and seeking damages after being tricked out of title and in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcies to save clients’ homes from mortgage and association foreclosures. Also, our attorneys assist clients defrauded during the sale, financing, and repossession of their vehicles to seek monetary and injunctive relief, and help clients protect their income from garnishment and unlawful collection efforts. Additionally, our Consumer Rights attorneys assist clients in obtaining administrative student loan discharges, and in seeking relief in federal court when the administrative process is exhausted. The work of the Unit is varied beyond these examples, which provides for interesting and stimulating cases, and is singularly focused on consumer protection.

The attorney will maintain his or her own caseload.

The attorney’s duties include drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing counsel, and representing clients in court.  This Unit involves significant litigation.  However, the attorney will also be required to conduct client intake and to potentially spearhead a special project or clinic. Additionally, the attorney will be asked to occasionally participate in client outreach and community education events.

To achieve great outcomes for our clients and to maintain our respected reputation with the judiciary and local bar, we are seeking an attorney with a commitment to, and passion for, the rights of low-income clients. The salary ranges from $60,000 – $77,100 depending on years of general practice.  Our comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (15 days per year, which after two years, increases to 20 days per year), sick leave (15 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 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.

Job description is available at our website.  https://www.legalservicesmiami.org/job-openings

Litigation experience preferred. Excellent benefits and salary.  EOE. A resume, cover letter detailing your interest in working at Legal Services and writing samples must be uploaded into our application portal.

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.

Date Position Available: June 6, 2022

Contact Person: Mrs. Cecilia Vignoli HR Officer- cvignoli@legalservicesmiami.org

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