Trial Court Staff Attorney – Half Time

This State funded position is paid monthly and includes the State benefits package. The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background screening and employment eligibility verification through E-Verify.

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

Function:

Conduct legal research to assist trial court judges in deciding rulings on a variety of case issues including pre-trial and trial motions, post- conviction relief (3.800, 3.850), prisoner petitions, summary judgments, motions to suppress evidence, discovery and county court appeals. Draft orders and review briefs. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of legal issues in the area(s) of criminal, civil, appellate, and/or administrative law. Duties may be performed throughout the Circuit. Headquarters subject to change based upon the needs of the Court.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures, legal research skills. Comprehensive knowledge of legal research tools 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:

Faxed/electronically submitted applications will not be accepted. Please mail or deliver a completed and signed State of Florida Application to:

Court Administration – Human Resources

101 N. Alabama Ave., Ste. D-305

DeLand, FL 32724

To obtain an application, please visit 7th Judicial Circuit website – click on “Current Opportunities” – then click on “State of Florida Application” for a writable and printable version or contact us at 386-626-6561 to have one mailed to you.  If you require accommodation to participate in the application/interview process, please contact Anne Pierce at 386-626-6561 or apierce@circuit7.org with as much notice as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests. The 7th Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer.

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