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Contract (Florida) Legal Aid Attorney (Full Time/Hybrid)

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Latitude is seeking an attorney to help one its large Florida based legal aid clients manage its case load, develop training materials, and administer legal aid intake and clinics.  This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week, although candidates with less than full-time availability will be considered) hybrid (in office 2-3 days per week) contract engagement.  Applicants must have a passion for providing pro bono and/or legal aid services.  Prior experience managing attorneys and overseeing a diverse caseload required.  

Requirements of the Legal Aid Attorney (Full-Time/Hybrid Contract Engagement) 
  • Member of the Florida Bar and license in good standing
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage other attorneys and maintain good working relationships In-house and externally in the community
  • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with Florida state court practice and procedures
  • Passion for providing legal aid to low-income individuals and serving diverse groups of individuals
  • Knowledge of poverty law issues and proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Outstanding references
Position Details of the Legal Aid Attorney (Full-Time/Hybrid Contract Engagement) 
  • Type of role: Contract Engagement
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Duration: ~2-4+ months
  • Location: Hybrid (2-3 days in office in the Greater Tampa Bay area)
Compensation: 
The annualized pay for this contract position ranges from $100,000 to $140,000 when calculated on a full-time basis.

Pay for contract roles is based on multiple factors including but not limited to work experience, qualifications, credentials, location, market supply/demand, and the candidate’s preference (each candidate’s pay rate affects the client bill rate which can affect the candidate’s competitiveness for the position).

In addition to pay, all Latitude contract professionals receive complimentary professional liability insurance coverage. Latitude contract professionals are usually W2 employees of Latitude and are eligible for full benefits when working in roles for 20 hours per week. Benefits-eligible Latitude contract professionals receive complimentary Group Life, LTD and AD&D. A qualified 401k plan is also available. Benefits-eligible Latitude Attorneys also receive a CLE and Professional Expense stipend.

Confidentiality
Latitude will not disclose your identity or propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About Latitude
Latitude is a full-service national legal services company that specializes in providing high-end, flexible contract engagements and permanent positions to outstanding attorneys, paralegals, compliance officers and legal operations professionals. We work closely with our candidates to understand their career goals and match them with the substantive engagements they want with our clients, who range from Fortune 500 corporations to small companies and Global 50 law firms to boutiques. With offices coast-to-coast, we employ legal professionals across the country. Latitude’s client service and recruiting team members are all former practicing attorneys and understand the demands faced by those we serve. In 2023, the readers of the National Law Journal recognized Latitude as the #1 legal recruiter in the nation.

Latitude Contract Engagements & Secondments
Outstanding attorneys and other legal professionals who are seeking contract assignments or consulting/secondment roles choose to work with Latitude because of our competitive W2 compensation and benefits, sophisticated and engaging work, a chance to work with great clients and peers, and a refreshing blend of freedom with self-designed boundaries. Our own experience as practicing attorneys and our client relationships enable us to effectively tailor our candidate proposals to the specific practice strengths and interpersonal attributes that matter most to our clients and to match our candidates with the opportunities that will be most fulfilling to them.

Our SpecialtyPeer-Level Contract Attorneys. Latitude Attorneys have the level of skill, experience, and judgment as would be expected of a permanent member of our client’s corporate legal department or law firm and the versatility to step into challenging environments and hit the ground running. Latitude Attorneys serve on a full- or part-time contract basis, and work remotely or on-site at the client office.


Permanent Positions
Outstanding legal professionals who are seeking permanent positions choose to work with Latitude because of our deep market knowledge, career advocacy and extensive client base. Our own practice experience and client relationships enable us to effectively tailor our candidate proposals to the specific practice strengths and interpersonal attributes that matter most to our clients and to match our candidates with the opportunities that will be most fulfilling to them.

FAQ:

Q: What other legal jobs do you have?
A: If you’re interested in working with Latitude but do not think this particular legal job is the right one for you, we encourage you to explore our other open opportunities or fill out a General Application by visiting us at
https://latitudelegal.com/jobs/
 
Q: Should I apply for this specific position if I have previously applied for another Latitude position?
A: Yes, it is better to apply to each Latitude job for which you are qualified and interested so that we immediately know of your interest in that specific role. This also enables you to share additional information about your qualifications or interest specific to each role. If you do not meet all of the qualifications for a position but think you would still be highly effective in the role, it can be helpful to include a brief explanation in your application.

Q: How can I reduce the risk of missing Latitude’s email inviting me to interview for this position?
A: Please safe-list Latitude’s URL domain name (latitudelegal.com) in your spam filter so that an email from one of our recruiters does not get caught in your spam folder. Our recruiters will never contact you by email from a URL other than latitudelegal.com

Q: My current legal team needs help. How can I see some Latitude candidates for my legal team?
A: The fastest way is to submit 
the very short form on our website contact page. A member of our client services team will be back in touch with you very fast to learn more about your need so we can provide you with on point candidates to consider.  

For more information about Latitude, please visit us at 
https://latitudelegal.com.
Thank you for your interest in Latitude! 

Latitude is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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