Staff Attorney - Family Law

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Bay Area Legal Services is seeking to fill a full-time Staff Attorney position on our Family Law Team.

This position with the Family Law Team is funded under a Legal Assistance for Victims grant, administered by the Office on violence Against Women, U.S. Dept. of Justice. The attorney in this position will have a caseload and provide legal representation to individuals who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The attorney will work with a team of approximately seven other attorneys, an accredited immigration representative, and support staff, and will be expected to handle a caseload of family court and immigration cases.

Applicants seeking employment with us should understand and share our commitment to the BALS mission and vision, and be willing to abide by the five core values of Bay Area Legal Services.

Office Location

Ybor City
1302 N 19th Street
Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33605

Illustrative Duties:

  • Interviewing clients, some of whom have limited English proficiency, identifying available family court and immigration remedies, and providing legal advice
  • Providing representation for domestic violence victims, primarily in family court proceedings involving divorce, paternity, parental time-sharing, support, and property distribution, and other legal matters, including immigration 
  • Compliance with grant requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate (JD), Florida Bar licensed and in good standing with the Bar
  • At least two years’ of relevant experience as a practicing attorney
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively communicate with clients and the legal community
  • Ability to work well as part of a team 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural family law

Desirable Qualifications

  • Self -motivated and goal oriented
  • Some experience in family law and immigration practice
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus


  • Starting salary $57,500.00/yr. (increases based upon relevant experience)
  • Excellent benefits including annual and sick leave, reimbursement for mileage for work related events, continuing education and professional licensure renewal paid, and potentially eligible for student loan forgiveness programs.

How to Apply:

  • Email cover letter and resume to and state how you learned about the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.