Careers

Bay Area Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm serving the Tampa Bay area since 1967.

We help low-income residents, veterans, seniors, children, domestic violence survivors, and many more. Our firm includes more than 100 attorneys, paralegals, and support staff committed to creating pathways to justice.

Will you join us?

Open Positions

Master Social Worker-Children's Law Center (Full-Time)
Hybrid | Tampa, FL

VLP Pro Bono Clinic Coordinator-Volunteer Lawyer's Program (Full-Time, Tampa Office)
Hybrid | Tampa, FL

Paralegal-St. Petersburg (Full-Time)
Hybrid | St. Petersburg, FL

Intake Receptionist-Plant City (Full-Time)
In-Office | Plant City, FL

Legal Administrative Assistant-Family Law (Full-Time)
Hybrid | Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Senior Grant Accountant (Full-Time)
Hybrid | Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Legal Administrative Assistant (Full-Time)
Hybrid | Plant City, FL

Intake Screener (Full-Time)-2 Positions
Hybrid | Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Staff Attorney-New Port Richey, Housing (Full-Time)
Hybrid | New Port Richey, FL

Legal Administrative Assistant-Volunteer Lawyer's Program (Full-Time, Tampa Office)-2 Positions
Hybrid | Tampa, FL

Paralegal Team Coordinator-Senior Advocacy Unit (Full-Time)
Hybrid | Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Master Social Worker (Full-Time)
Hybrid | Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Staff Attorney-New Port Richey (Full-Time)
Hybrid | New Port Richey, FL

Staff Attorney-Volunteer Lawyers Program (Full-Time, Tampa Office)
Hybrid | Tampa, FL


Bay Area Legal Services seeks to hire only those who are committed to its five core values. Choosing to work here means making a positive impact in the Tampa Bay community.

Dick Wotlmann

Dick Woltmann

CEO/President


Benefits

As a full-time employee, we can offer you:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage and flexible spending accounts (FSA – medical and dependent care)
  • Telemedicine Services – 24/7 access to online physician services
  • Basic life insurance, AD&D (accidental death and dismemberment), and LTD (long-term disability) insurance coverage
  • Supplemental insurance coverage – critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident, short-term disability, and supplemental employee life insurance plans (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer matching contributions and immediate vesting for employer matching contributions
  • Generous vacation time, sick time, and 13 company paid holidays
  • Additional bonus vacation time after five years of service
  • Paid parental leave up to 6 weeks
  • ID Watchdog – identity theft benefits (voluntary)
  • Membership benefits with GTE Financial

As a part-time employee, we can offer you:

  • Dental, and vision insurance coverage (for employees with scheduled hours of 20-24 hours per week)
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (for employees with scheduled hours of 25-29 hours per week)
  • Supplemental insurance coverage – critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer matching contributions and immediate vesting for employer matching contributions
  • Generous vacation time, sick time, and 13 company paid holidays – prorated based on weekly scheduled hours worked.
  • Additional bonus vacation time after five years of service – prorated based on weekly scheduled hours worked.
  • Paid parental leave up to 6 weeks – prorated based on weekly scheduled hours worked for employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Telemedicine Services – 24/7 access to online physician services
  • Membership benefits with GTE Financial

Five Core Values

Bay Area Legal Service’s five core values are Respect, Compassion, Excellence, Communication and JEDI/Race Equity.

  • Respect: We believe in attentive consideration of other’s feelings, desires, needs and identity, ensuring a high level of trust and integrity in all interactions.
  • Compassion: We believe in empathy and understanding for the well-being of others and appreciate our diversity and interconnectedness.
  • Excellence: We believe that a highly competent and diverse staff working together will achieve outstanding results.
  • Communication: We believe that clear thoughtful verbal and written expression coupled with active listening leads to effective teamwork.
  • JEDI/Race Equity: We believe in the importance of a workplace that embraces the concepts of justice, equity, race equity, diversity, and inclusion into its daily practice, hiring and retention of staff, and interactions with clients and community partners.

These core values are a manifestation of the deeply held beliefs and principles manifested in the behavior of every employee at the firm. They represent our organization's highest priorities, and fundamental driving forces. These values guide our staffing decisions, firm goals and most importantly our personal interactions with each other, our clients and the local community.

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I joined Bay Area Legal Services in 1991 as a newly-admitted attorney to The Florida Bar because I wanted to do something meaningful with my life. The firm has given me the chance to fulfill all my dreams for a rewarding, ever-challenging, and meaningful career while serving my clients and community.

Carol Moody

Managing Attorney, Senior Advocacy Unit


Bay Area Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

You can obtain information about various EEO provisions by contacting our EEO contact person, Gale B. Pinkston, at 800.625.2257 ext. 119. Hearing-impaired individuals can call 800.955.8771 (TTY). Bay Area Legal prohibits discrimination in employment and the delivery of services based on race, color, national origin, familial status, disability, sex, religion, age, and military status. Any person who believes they have been discriminated against may contact our EEO contact person at the above phone number or send an e-mail to gpinkston@bals.org.

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