CAREER CENTER

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Posted 10/5/21 -  15th Judicial Circuit Staff Attorney

 

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit has a Staff Attorney vacancy.  In addition to the great benefit package, i.e., paid vacation and sick leave, medical benefits (HMO/PPO) at a cost of $50.00 single coverage; $180.00 for family coverage; and excellent working conditions, the starting salary is $48,925.00 with membership in the Florida Bar; $44,032.00 if awaiting membership in the Florida Bar. This position is open until filled.

 

https://15thcircuit.com/jobs/trial-court-staff-attorney

 

 

Posted 9/30/21 -  ACLU Deputy Legal Director - Miami, Orlando or Tampa

The Deputy Legal Director is a staff position within the Affiliate’s Legal Department. The position
reports to the Legal Director. The position is focused on (1) assisting the Legal Director in the
administration and management of the statewide legal program; and (2) assisting with litigation
and other legal advocacy. The position is part of the senior staff. 

For full details and application process, visit:  https://www.aclufl.org/en/about/careers

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within a starting range of $75,000-
$100,000. The ACLU of Florida provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance
with generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies, as well as a Defined Contribution 401K
Retirement Plan. Base vacation leave is five weeks per year.

Please send an email to [email protected] and attach a cover letter, resume, and two substantial
writing samples demonstrating thorough legal analysis. All inquiries should include “Deputy Legal
Director position” in the subject line, and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF
format. Applicants should specify in their application their desired locations in order of preference.
Ultimate location will depend on office availability. 

Applicants who proceed beyond a first interview will be required to complete a research-andwriting
assignment.

Posted 9/30/21 - ACLU Staff Attorney - Miami, Tampa, Orlando

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Florida seeks a voting-rights attorney.
The voting-rights attorney works closely with the other members of the legal team to achieve the
organization’s goal of protecting the liberties that define our democracy. This position may be
located in the organization’s Miami, Orlando, or Tampa offices but includes some travel.

For full details and application process, visit:  https://www.aclufl.org/en/about/careers

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within a starting range of
$62,000-$83,000. The ACLU of Florida provides excellent benefits, including health and
dental insurance with generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies, as well as a
Defined Contribution 401K Retirement Plan. Base vacation leave is five weeks per year
(and six weeks per year after five years).

Please send an email to [email protected] and attach a cover letter, resume, and two substantial
writing samples demonstrating thorough legal analysis. All inquiries should include “Voting-
Rights Staff Attorney position” in the subject line, and all attachments should be in Microsoft
Word or PDF format. Applicants should specify in their application their desired locations in
order of preference. Ultimate location will depend on office availability.
Applicants who proceed beyond a first interview will be required to complete a research-andwriting
assignment.

 

Posted 9/27/21 - Assistant Public Defender (Appellate Division) ANAssistant Public Defender

Annual Starting Salary: $55,000; Competitive raises. Geographic Location: Polk County. Starting Date: approx.: Immediately

WE ARE AN AGGRESSIVE TRIAL OFFICE. IF YOU WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN CASES; IF YOU WANT TO GET OFF YOUR CHAIR, OUT OF YOUR OFFICE AND INTO A COURTROOM; IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A TOP NOTCH TRIAL LAWYER – THIS IS THE OFFICE FOR YOU.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and writing sample through the People First website at https://jobs.myflorida.com/ OR

Employer: Office of the Public Defender – Tenth Judicial Circuit

Contact Name/Title: Tami Locke, Administrative Assistant

Address: P.O. Box 9000 – Drawer PD; Bartow, Florida 33831

Phone: 863-534-4284; Fax: 863-534-4355; Email: [email protected]

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

  • Represent indigent persons in appellate process
  • Review and analyze client’s record on appeal
  • Identify errors and issues subject to appeal
  • Research and analyze case law
  • Draft persuasive briefs and other appellate documents
  • Advocate in appellate courts through oral arguments
  • Assist trial attorneys in framing and preserving issues for purposes of appeal
  • Performs related work as required.

ATTORNEY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active member in good standing with The Florida Bar
  • Reside in the 10th Circuit or surrounding community within a reasonable time of accepting employment
  • Good knowledge of criminal law and procedure
  • Good knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of legal research and investigation
  • Good knowledge of judicial procedures and the Rules of Evidence
  • Exceptional research, analytical, and writing skills
  • Strong computer skills including legal research
  • Ability to analyze legal documents and instruments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the staff and the appellate courts
  • Good skills in determining proper courses of action and presentation of facts and arguments
  • Ability to manage a high volume caseload while maintaining adequate levels of communication and attention to individual clients.
  • Commitment to public service and protecting the rights of the criminally accused

THE BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

THE BENEFITS OF WORKING IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT: Polk, Hardee, and Highlands Counties are ideally located:

  • On the I4 corridor midway between Tampa and Orlando
  • Less congested than major metropolitan areas
  • Less than an hour drive to the Gulf beaches and Florida’s theme parks
  • Low cost of living
  • High quality schools
  • Beautiful Bok Tower, Legoland, and spring training home of the Detroit Tigers
  • World famous fishing and water sports on hundreds of lakes
  • See the real Florida in numerous state and local parks with hiking trails and bountiful wildlife

 

 

Posted 9/16/21- Shutts & Bowen - Business Litigation Associate

 

Shutts & Bowen, a full-service law firm serving clients locally, nationally, and internationally, is seeking an associate to join the Business Litigation Practice Group in our Tampa office. Candidates must have law firm experience, excellent writing skills and credentials. Candidates should have experience working on complex commercial cases for institutional clients. The candidate will work with several partners and must be organized and diligent. Must be a member of the Florida Bar. The firm, nominated as one of Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work, offers a collegial work environment and excellent benefits.

 

For detailed information about the position, please visit the Shutts career page (Experienced Lawyers | Shutts & Bowen LLP | Attorneys at Law Since 1910: Shutts & Bowen LLP). Please submit your cover letter and resume through the link on that page or email your cover letter and resume directly to [email protected]

Posted 9/13/21- Guardian Ad Litem : Appellate Attorney

THE STATEWIDE GUARDIAN AD LITEM IS SEEKING REMOTE FULL-TIME APPELLATE ATTORNEYS.

This position provides appellate representation for the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office. It requires legal research and writing on dependency and administrative law issues, as well as analysis and evaluation of circuit court cases for appellate issues.  The successful candidate should have at least two years of appellate court experience, preferably with some knowledge of dependency law, and an ability to quickly synthesize legal issues to produce high-quality briefing in an expedited time frame.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Guardian ad Litem Program is Florida’s award-winning, state-funded child advocacy organization. The GAL represents abused, abandoned, and neglected children in dependency cases,  using a unique “multidisciplinary team” approach to provide the children we serve with quality legal representation, a safe place to live, and greater attention to their physical, emotional, educational and cultural needs. The Program’s advocacy relies on a partnership of thousands of community volunteer advocates and our professional staff to provide powerful and effective best interests advocacy to the children we serve. To learn more about the Guardian ad Litem Program or to apply please go to WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG

  • Click on “Career Opportunities.”
  • Scroll down to “Submit Your Guardian ad Litem Employment Application Here.”
  • Complete the “mini” application and attach your resume
  • Select STATE OFFICE for job location
  • (PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE PEOPLE FIRST WEBSITE!)