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CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, 2ND REGION-ASSISTANT REGIONAL COUNSEL - 21016189

Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: SARASOTA, FL, US, 34236

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Requisition No: 465803 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, 2ND REGION-ASSISTANT REGIONAL COUNSEL - 21016189

Position Number: 21016189 

Salary:  $50,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/15/2022 

Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2nd Judicial Region.

Assistant Regional Counsel

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK

This is an attorney position and one that is fundamental to carrying out the agency mission of providing effective, client-centered representation to the court-appointed, indigent clients of the Regional Counsel agency.  Assistant Regional Counsel Attorneys 

Under the supervision, direction and leadership of the Regional Counsel and Chief Assistant Regional Counsel, the Assistant Regional Counsel attorneys use their law degree and independent judgment to provide effective legal representation to the court-appointed clients of the agency in accordance with the agency’s client-centered representation model and pursuant to Rules of Professional Conduct.  Depending on assignment an Assistant Regional Counsel may be assigned to any of the cases to which the Regional Counsel is appointed including, but not limited to: criminal felony, criminal misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, dependency, termination of parental rights, guardian advocate, and other civil and criminal cases.

Examples of Work Performed

(NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated in this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position)

Prepares each case efficiently and expeditiously, by reviewing all case pleadings and related documents;

Meets with assigned clients to establish and thereafter maintain open lines of communications with clients and with families of clients where appropriate; 

Counsels and advises each client regarding the client’s legal rights and case options, including settlement, pre-trial litigation, and trial, and discusses case strategies with the client;

Maintains a professional relationship and open lines of communications with attorneys from other court partner agencies, including attorneys who are in the role of “opposing counsel”;

Maintains a professional relationship and open lines of communications with Court personnel

Seeks assistance on a case-by-case basis, and follows proper internal procedure for approval, of expert consultants and witnesses to assist in the representation in a client’s matter;

Maintains a professional demeanor and endeavors to exercise sound judgment at all times;

Handles emergency assignments when needed;

Stays well-informed of litigation and relevant court decisions which might affect statutes under which the Regional Counsel carries out its responsibilities;

Continues to develop an expertise in area of legal practice, with a specific emphasis on the application of the complex statutes relating to applicable criminal, civil and appellate law;

Utilizes an office case management system to ensure cases are properly and promptly updated;

Conducts additional tasks as assigned by the Regional Counsel or Chief Assistant Regional Counsel; and

Travels as needed.

Minimum Training and Experience

The candidate must have obtained a juris doctorate degree and be an active member in good standing with the Florida Bar.

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: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa