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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: OCALA, FL, US, 34474

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Requisition No: 492284 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60074232 

Salary:  $52,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2021 

The Senior Attorney position will be responsible for handling the initial phases of a court case, from staffing potential shelters through assisting with the filing of dependency petitions.  This position will include, but is not limited to, participating in legal staffings with child protective investigations and case management, handling shelter hearings, assisting with the preparation of initial discovery and drafting dependency petitions. The chosen candidate will be required to be on-call during the work week and will therefore have a flexible work schedule including opportunity to work remotely.


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


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


To apply, please submit an online application that includes a cover letter, a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and any additional documents you feel would assist the 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: Ocala