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TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008953 & 22011416

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33602

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Requisition No: 397781 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008953 & 22011416

Position Number: 22008953 

Salary:  $48,925.25 - $88.065.45 Annually* 

Posting Closing Date: 07/16/2021 

Trial Court Staff Attorney

$48,925.25 - $88.065.45 Annually*


Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Tampa, Florida


The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking to fill two judicial staff attorney positions in Tampa, Florida.  The successful applicants will assist state court circuit judges in the Unified Family Court division (family law, violence injunctions, delinquency, and dependency) with legal research, drafting of proposed orders and judgments and other related assignments.

Education and Experience Guidelines

Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school or enrollment in the final semester or quarter of law school is a requirement for applying.

If the successful applicant is not a member of The Florida Bar at the time of hire, he or she must become a Florida Bar member within one year of the hire date.


Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, proofreading and communication skills. Applicants must also exhibit strong organizational and time management skills and be able to effectively prioritize pending assignments. Discretion, honesty, and confidentiality in handling matters before the court are essential.

Special Comments

*Salary is 10% less if not a member of the Florida Bar at the time of hire.

Preference will be given to applicants who have more than two years’ experience in adoption law.

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

Applicants must submit a cover letter and a résumé that includes law school class rank.

Because of the simultaneous recruitment for multiple staff attorney positions, the cover letter should express a specific interest in the unified family court staff attorney positions.

Applicants may also submit a State of Florida employment application and recommendation letters, but these items are not required at this time.

All application materials should be submitted in one PDF document attachment sent to the Circuit’s Legal Department at

Materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference given to materials received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.

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.

The People First profile application will not be considered.

For addition information contact Tonya Muhammad at 813-272-6330

To learn more about the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida visit its website and for the job listings view

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: Tampa