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Date:  Jan 12, 2023


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Requisition No: 762422 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22011405

Position Number: 22011405 

Salary:  $46,401.69 - $51,557.43 

Posting Closing Date: 02/20/2023 

General Description - This is responsible legal work assisting the judiciary with pending litigation, legal issue research, and case management. The position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and legal issues. This position may require travel to any of the other counties of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, which include Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union. The position may provide assistance in various areas of the law, to include: criminal, probate and guardianship, family, and civil. Assignments will be based on the needs of the circuit.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities - Perform exacting work, and be attentive to issues in matters before the court.  Work independently as well as collaboratively to ensure tasks are completed.  Legal research skills, including electronic research.  Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the aptitude to write clearly and concisely, as well as communicate concepts orally with quick resolution to pending issues.  Ability to reason logically and analytically, to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details.  Be resourceful, able to multi-task, and capable of prioritizing assigned tasks.  Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court.  Establish and maintain working relationships with judges, attorneys, and court staff, as well as public and private agencies.  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. 


Education and Experience - Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar (or awaiting membership in the Florida Bar). Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire


Salary - Starting salary is $51,557.43/annually.  If prior to taking the Florida Bar exam or awaiting Florida Bar results, salary is $46,401.69/annually. 


Application Process - Information must be received through the People First system and must include a cover letter, resume, copy of law school transcript, and short writing sample.  


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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville