Requisition No: 801296
Agency: Justice Administrative Commission
Working Title: CAPITAL COLLATERAL REGIONAL COUNSEL, MIDDLE REGION-ASSISTANT CAPITAL COLLATERAL COUNSEL I - 21010738
Position Number: 21010738
Salary: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2023
The Office of the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel – Middle Region (“CCRC-M”) has an opening for a full-time capital post-conviction attorney position in Tampa, Florida. CCRC-M advocates for indigent persons sentenced to death in the State of Florida in their state and federal post-conviction proceedings.
Job Duties: CCRC-M attorneys must be able to develop rapport with death-sentenced clients, to investigate, draft, and present motions for post-conviction relief in state court, and to litigate access to public records. CCRC-M attorneys will also conduct evidentiary hearings in state circuit court, and file and argue appeals in the Florida Supreme Court. Attorneys will file Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus in the federal district courts, and handle appeals therefrom in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Attorneys will also work closely with their investigator to interview clients’ friends and family members; identify documents to collect; review trial evidence; and work with experts to develop mitigation themes and challenge forensic evidence.
Requirements: All applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. Candidates must be able to organize work and set priorities to meet critical state and federal court deadlines. This position may require extensive travel. It will also require working beyond business hours, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays. A background investigation is required as a condition of employment.
Selection Criteria: Candidates must possess a commitment to the defense of death-sentenced individuals; have excellent writing and oral advocacy skills, and an ability to think creatively and strategically about capital litigation. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to develop a rapport with people of different backgrounds; be able to work independently and take initiative; be capable of analyzing and communicating complex information; and work well in teams.
Salary/Benefits: This is a full-time, at will position. Salary range is $70,000 - $80,000 and is commensurate with qualifications and previous experience in criminal and/or capital post-conviction cases. Benefits include health and life insurance as well as various supplemental plans; and paid annual leave, sick leave and state-recognized holidays. New hires are generally paid at the bottom of the range but may be paid higher depending on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Interested applicants shall submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Eric Pinkard (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gerod Hooper (email@example.com), and Ehrin Saladino (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until position is filled; this posting may be used to fill more than one position.
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