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

Staff Attorney-Lawyer's Helping Kids (Full-Time)
Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Screening Unit Manager-Call Center (Full-Time)
Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Staff Attorney-Advocates For Basic Legal Equality, Housing Stability Project (Full-Time)
Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Digital Project Manager (Full-Time)
Florida Remote

Intake Screener (3 Full-Time Positions and 1 Part-Time Position)
Tampa, FL (Ybor City)

Bay Area Legal Services seeks to hire only those who are committed to its four core values of Respect, Compassion, Excellence, and Communication. Choosing to work here means making a positive impact in the Tampa Bay community.

Dick Wotlmann

Dick Woltmann


Four Core Values

Bay Area Legal's four core values are Respect, Compassion, Excellence and Communication.

  • Respect: We believe in attentive consideration of other’s feeling and desires; high level of trust and integrity in all interactions.
  • Compassion: We believe in empathy and understanding for the well-being of others and appreciating our interconnectedness.
  • Excellence: We believe that a highly competent staff working together will achieve outstanding results.
  • Communication: We believe that clear thoughtful verbal and written expression coupled with active listening lead to effective teamwork.

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.


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

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage and flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Teledoc – 24/7 access to online physician services
  • Basic life insurance, AD&D (accidental death and dismemberment), and LTD (long-term disability) insurance coverage
  • Aflac – Supplemental/gap insurance for medical plans, accident, short-term disability, and other supplemental insurance plans (voluntary)
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer matching contributions and immediate vesting for employer matching contributions
  • Generous vacation time, sick time, and company paid holiday schedule
  • Bonus vacation time after five years of service
  • ID Watchdog benefits (voluntary)
  • Membership benefits with GTE Financial

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

  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer matching contributions and immediate vesting for employer matching contributions
  • Teledoc – 24/7 access to online physician services
  • Membership benefits with GTE Financial
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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

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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