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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Children’s Legal Services attorneys advocate for the safety, well-being, and permanency of Florida’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. With a team of more than 300 attorneys, CLS is the leader in the courtroom at each stage of a Chapter 39 proceeding.

To apply, please submit an online application that includes a cover letter indicating whether you are seeking a part-time or full-time appointment and a resume that demonstrates your qualifications. You may be requested to subsequently provide a writing sample, law school transcripts, and references to assist the committee.


A CLS attorney has primary responsibility for multiple cases and must ensure Florida and federal legal requirements are met to secure permanent and safe homes for dependent children.  A CLS attorney collaborates with investigators and case managers to gather the evidence necessary to support the legal action that is appropriate for each child and prepares those partners to serve as witnesses at trial.  CLS attorneys advocate for children by employing best practice litigation techniques so that our pleadings and trial presentations lead the nation in dependency advocacy.

About the Company

Children’s Legal Services is a state agency that advocates for the safety and well-being of abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Florida. We’re currently seeking to hire an entry level attorney, senior attorney, or part-time attorney for this rewarding position. To apply, please visit: or click the links below to go directly to the individual job posting.

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