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Date

August 14, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

TBA

Position Title

Supreme Court Central Staff Attorney

Job Location

Florida Supreme Court,
Central Staff,
Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$4,242.33 - $8,484.67 (Monthly) Dependent on experience.
**$3,818.10 (Monthly) prior to Florida Bar admission.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the Justices of the Florida Supreme Court in processing legal cases. The position is responsible for researching and analyzing legal issues, summarizing legal arguments, assisting in drafting opinions/orders and other Court documents, reviewing and proofreading Court documents, and performing related administrative functions. The position works under general supervision developing work methods and sequences.

Duties:
Advise Court on extraordinary writ petitions and motions, Bar discipline/admission and rule/jury instruction cases, and various other duties. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills. Ability to work independently or with team; maintain large caseload; meet deadlines; work effectively with justices and staff; maintain confidentiality. 

Education and Training Guidelines

Accredited law school graduate. Florida Bar member, awaiting admission, or sitting for next exam. 

**Top 25% and journal experience preferred. 

Competencies

Data Responsibility:
Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.

People Responsibility:
Counsels, or instructs/trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through providing legal counsel.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:
Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes highly complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional groups.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking, scientific, medical, or legal practice to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with very serious impact - affects entire organization and the general public.

Equipment Usage:
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing or custom applications.

Safety of Others:
Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

Special Comments

How to Apply

Submit a State of Florida application, resume (including GPA and class rank), cover letter (including statement of interest), writing sample, list of references, and transcripts (law school and undergraduate) by e-mail to brownsh@flcourts.org or by mail to:

Deborah J. Meyer
Director of Central
Florida Supreme Court
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1925
Phone: 850-488-8761
Fax: 850-487-4696

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying.

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, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.