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DISTRICT COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008069

Date: Jul 8, 2021

Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US, 33401

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Requisition No: 375881 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: DISTRICT COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008069

Position Number: 22008069 

Salary:  $46,904.42-$66,481.68 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2021 

JOB OPPORTUNITY BULLETIN

 

Position Title:            Staff Attorney (open until filled)

 

Job Location:             Fourth District Court of Appeal

                                    110 South Tamarind Ave.

                                    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Salary Range

And Benefits:             $52,116.02 annually ($46,904.42 prior to Florida Bar admission) up to $66,481.68.  Payment above the minimum dependent on experience.  A comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits including 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 the State of Florida, employees visit http://www.myflorida.com/mybenefits/.   

Education

& Training:                Graduate from an accredited law school preferably in the upper 10% of law school class with law review or comparable experience. 

Knowledge

& Skills:                      Exceptional legal research and writing skills, the ability to discern and analyze complex legal issues, and an ability to write clearly, succinctly, and effectively are absolutely required.  Familiarity with appellate jurisdiction, practice, and procedure is desirable.  Experience with extraordinary writ petitions, non-final appeals, and post-conviction law is preferred. 

 

Job Description:        Staff Attorneys serve as law clerks to all the judges and work on a variety of matters for the Court.  Attorneys are supervised by the Chief Judge and the Director of Central Staff.    Three-year commitment required. 

 

Sample Duties:          Review case records and filings.  Prepare legal memoranda with summaries of facts and arguments.  Analyze legal issues.  Conduct legal research.  Draft orders and opinions.   Complete assignments within deadlines.  Discuss legal analysis with judges and staff.  Review proposed opinions of the Court before release.  

 

How to Apply:           Submit a cover letter, State of Florida application, resume, writing sample, and references by email to CSAttorney4DCA@flcourts.org.  The subject line of the email must read: “Staff Attorney Application”.  ONLY those application emails with the correct subject line will be considered.

 

State of Florida applications is available at the Fourth District Court of Appeal or by accessing the website:  http://www.4dca.org.

 

Serious inquiries only.   An applicant is subject to a background check.  THE FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT INVIDIOUSLY DISCRIMINATE IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF RACE, RELIGION, SEX, AGE, ETHNIC ORIGIN, PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT, OR ANY OTHER GROUND FORBIDDEN BY LAW.

 

Note: If you need an accommodation to participate in the application and selection process, please call 561-242-2000 in advance.

 

FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE (VOICE) 1-800-955-8770.

FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE (TDD) 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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami