Requisition No: 795839
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008293
Position Number: 22008293
Salary: $51,557.43 Annually*
Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2023
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This is professional and highly responsible work conducting legal research activities at the trial court level.
Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of legal issues in the area(s) of criminal, civil, appellate and/or administrative law. Contacts are established primarily with trial court personnel. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed in progress as required and upon completion.
Example of Duties
Review motions for post-conviction relief brought pursuant to Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.850.
Advise court on future course of action, i.e., denying, granting, ordering state response, or the holding of an evidentiary hearing.
Draft orders, review briefs, and research substantive and procedural issues.
Research the application and interpretation of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.
Conduct legislative research and tracking of legislation applicable to the court.
Conduct research on case-flow management and caseload distribution studies.
Perform research on particular questions of law as presented by judges sitting in the circuit civil, county civil and small claims. Probate and Juvenile Divisions of the Court.
Perform other related duties as required.
Timeliness and attendance are essential functions of this position.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in The Florida Bar.
Membership in Florida Bar is required.
Graduates anticipating taking Bar Exam or awaiting results may apply.
Original application, writing sample, and three copies must be submitted.
*Salary will be 10% below minimum if not passed Florida Bar.
Knowledge of legal principles, strategy and case law, court rules and procedures. Legal research skills. Comprehensive knowledge of legal publications and the ability to use them efficiently. Ability to reason logically and analytically. The ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details.
Ability to perform exacting work, attentive to issues in matters before the Court.
Exceptional reading skills. Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing. Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the Court. Ability to work effectively with others.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply visit the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website at http://www.17th.flcourts.org/the-employment-opportunities/.
Submit a cover letter and the state employment application that is located on the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Employment Website.
Submit by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Submit by mail to the address Court Administration, 201 Southeast 6th Street, Room 20140, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.
The People First profile application will not be considered.
For additional information about the job advertised contact Taiwo Akinkunmi by phone at 954-831-7745 or by e-mail at the address email@example.com.
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, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, genetic, disability, or political affiliations.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or 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: (Voice) 1-800-955-8770, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE: 711.
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.