Disability Rights Florida, the nonprofit protection and advocacy system for Floridians with disabilities, has an opening for a Staff Attorney. Knowledge of state and federal laws regarding civil rights and disability law required. The ideal candidate will have court experience, excellent writing and organizational skills. This position will be based in the Tallahassee headquarters and will require statewide travel. Must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.
The staff attorney is responsible for delivery of legal services provided by Disability Rights Florida including legal supervision of the work of assigned advocate/investigators. The staff attorney will provide legal representation in a variety of forums to clients and the organization. The staff attorney is expected to appear in administrative hearings, state and federal court, state agency and legislative meetings in addition to providing education, outreach and other services related to disability issues.
Excellent benefits package. A favorable background check is required.
Closing date is June 6, 2016.
When you apply for a position at Disability Rights Florida, you may need to complete our employment application. It is a Microsoft Word file, so you can fill it out electronically, save it, and send it to us.
If you want to request an accommodation or need any assistance completing the application, please contact us at 1-800-342-0823.