Closing Date: 2nd September, 2022


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.

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.

  • Law Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years bar admission
  • Litigation experience preferred
  • Strong communication and writing skills

Training Provided:
  • Multi-week onboarding program created by trainers certified by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Quarterly intensive multi-day New Attorney Training conducted by certified trainers
  • Annual multi-day Advanced Litigation Academy conducted by certified trainers
  • Fulfillment of all CLE requirements through webinars and live trainings on topics including case law updates, statutory changes, courtroom skills, evidence, ethics, and legal writing.