Requisition No: 799859
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008653
Position Number: 22008653
Salary: Agency to update
Posting Closing Date: 05/31/2023
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit; Key West, Florida
TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY
Opened Until Filled; Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the judiciary with case management, pending litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. The position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. The position works under general supervision of the Senior Attorney I.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an accredited law school.
Membership in the Florida Bar is preferable.
Law school graduates awaiting Florida Bar results or anticipating taking the Florida Bar Exam are encouraged to apply.
If the selected applicant is not a member of the Florida Bar at the time of hire, they will be expected to attain membership in the Florida Bar within one year from the date of hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Exceptional writing and research skills. Ability to analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details, digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing. Comprehensive knowledge of legal publications and the ability to use them efficiently. Ability to reason logically and analytically. Ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the Court. Ability to work effectively with others.
In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must possess a juris doctorate.
Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.
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. Visit the website benefits of working for the State of Florida.
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.
*$46,401.69 If not a Florida Bar member, that is,10% below minimum if not passed bar.
How to Apply
Submit a completed and signed State of Florida Application, cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of professional references and copy of law school and undergraduate transcripts.
Go to www.keyscourts.net, click on Employment then click on State of Florida Application or you may call 305-295-3652 or email email@example.com to have one sent to you. Submit application packet by mail to 16th Judicial Circuit, Attn: Personnel; 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida 33040; or submit by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional 305-295-3652; or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
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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.