Date:  Sep 7, 2023

OCALA, FL, US, 34475

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Requisition No: 445384 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21015951 

Salary:  STARTING AT $61,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2023 

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Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Fifth District

Our Organization and Mission:

The five Regional Counsel offices were created by the legislature (Statute 27.511) in 2007 to provide legal representation to indigent persons in basically three classes of cases: 1) criminal conflict cases that the court grants the Public Defender’s motion to withdraw, 2) dependency and civil cases, and 3) certain statutorily authorized civil commitment proceedings.  The Regional Counsel Offices geographic areas of responsibility were created to coincide with the boundaries of the five District Court of Appeals.  The Regional Counsel Office, Fifth Region serves 4 judicial circuits and 13 counties. They are as follows: Fifth Circuit – Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Sumter; Seventh Circuit – Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Volusia; Ninth Circuit – Orange and Osceola; Eighteenth Circuit – Brevard, Seminole.  Whether you work in one or all counties, you work for The Regional Counsel who is appointed by the governor.

As noted under Statute 27.511, the Florida Legislature states, “it is the intent of the Legislature to provide adequate representation in a fiscally sound manner, while safeguarding constitutional principles.”

The Work You Will Do:

Attorney Position – Criminal Defense in Ocala, Marion County

The Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 5th District, is seeking full time criminal defense attorneys in our Ocala, Marion County office.  The criminal position involves handling full dockets of misdemeanors and felony cases, including juvenile court.  The primary objective of the attorney is to litigate at a high level and provide the most effective and efficient representation possible to our indigent clients.  The Attorney will be required to represent clients in various types of court hearings, to include jury trials, non-jury trials, motion practice, and any appellate filings which may be necessary, and should have the motivation and ability to cover cases on multiple dockets.  Experience preferred, but not required. Must be a member in good standing with The Florida Bar.  State of Florida benefits, including retirement and health insurance apply. To apply, please send a resume, and cover letter by email to Candi Powell:

Starting Salary:

Starting at $50,000.00 and also dependent on experience.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck.  The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and sick leave;
  • Paid holidays and one paid Personal Day each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement Plan options (for more information, please see

For a more complete list of benefits, please see

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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: Ocala