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Date: Jul 29, 2020

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Requisition No: 77362 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 60072223

Position Number: 60072223 

Salary:  $52,000 

Posting Closing Date: 08/17/2020 


Children’s Legal Services, a division of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), is seeking an experienced litigation attorney (admitted to Florida Bar for a minimum of two years) for our Lake City, Florida office. 


Attorneys for Children’s Legal Services represent the people of the State of Florida, through DCF, and advocate for the best interests of Florida’s children in dependency proceedings under Chapter 39, Florida Statutes.  The successful applicant will have a strong interest in child advocacy, good academic credentials, strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, a keen interest in courtroom litigation, excellent critical thinking skills, ability to work independently, a positive attitude, and be a member of the Florida Bar.  Applicants with a track record of successful litigation experience are encouraged to apply. Moot court, trial team, litigation clinic, advocacy certificate, and/or law review participation in law school are a plus.   


The starting salary is $52,000 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package with health benefits, life insurance, dental benefits, four weeks paid vacation, paid state holidays, a personal day, paid sick leave, and a state retirement package.


Children’s Legal Services: Strong Leadership, a New Paradigm, and New Opportunities! Come and be part of an exciting cutting edge statewide law firm with a vision focused on providing exceptional advocacy to children and families of Florida by achieving permanency, stability and security for abused, neglected and abandoned children.


To apply, please submit a cover letter highlighting any relevant legal experience, your resume, a writing sample and anything else you feel would assist the hiring committee. 


Thank you for your interest in Children’s Legal Services!

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: Lake City