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Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32202

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Requisition No: 446002 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008925

Position Number: 22008925 

Salary:  $48,925.25 Annually* 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2021 

Trial Court Staff Attorney

$48,925.25 Annually (*Salary is 10% less if not a member of the Florida Bar at the time of hire)


4th Judicial Circuit Court, Jacksonville, Florida

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The essential function of the position is to conduct and coordinate legal research activities at the trial court level.  This is professional and highly responsible work conducting and coordinating legal research activities at the trial court level to assist trial court judges in deciding rulings on a variety of case issues including pre-trial and trial motions, post-conviction relief (3.800, 3.850), prisoner petitions, summary judgments, motions to suppress evidence, discovery, and county court appeals.  Draft orders and review briefs.  Work involves considerable interpretations and judgment in the analysis of legal issues in the area(s) of criminal, civil, appellate, and/or administrative law.

Examples of Work

Assist state court judges with reviewing criminal and civil case files; researching legal issues; drafting proposed orders, memoranda, and reports; attending hearings; advising on pending litigation.

Education and Experience Guidelines

Graduation from an ABA accredited law school is required.


Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, and communication skills.  Have strong organization and time management skills to effectively prioritize pending assignments.  Exercise discretion, confidentiality, and honesty in handling court matters.  Maintain high ethical and professional standards.

Special Comments

The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid $25,000 term life insurance.  For more information on the benefits available to State of Florida employees visit:

The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.  The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check.  Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.  All employees of the Florida State Courts System are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete state employment application including a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample not to exceed five (5) double-spaced pages to:

Debra Marchant, Human Resources, Duval County Courthouse, 501 West Adams Street, Room 6200, Jacksonville, FL  32202, Fax 904-360-8516,

The State of Florida Employment Application is located at the following link.

The People First profile application will not be considered. 

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

For assistance with using the People First System contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735.

For additional information contact Debra Marchant at 904-255-1022.

To learn more about the Florida State Courts System visit its website and to learn more about the 4th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida visit its website

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position.

Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-955-8771.



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: Jacksonville