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Staff Attorney

Company: State of Florida
Location: palm beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 319263

Agency: State Courts System


Position Number: 22008686

Salary: $52,116.02-$93,808.84

Posting Closing Date: 07/22/2021

Position Title
Staff Attorney Clerks Office

The Fourth District Court of Appeal is located in downtown West Palm Beach. The Court is located across the street from the West Palm Beach Tri-Rail Station and approximately 1/2 mile from the West Palm Beach Brightline Station.
Starting Salary
$52,116 (10% less if not a member of the Florida Bar)
For information on the benefits available to the State of Florida, employees visit- Job Description
This is professional and highly responsible work as a member of a team of two staff attorneys in the Clerks Office of the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of a variety of legal issues relating to motions and appellate jurisdiction. The Clerks Office Staff Attorneys responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Screening new appellate cases for timeliness, jurisdiction, and other pending related cases
Recommending issuance of the appropriate orders following the screening
Recommending action to the court on dispositive and non-dispositive motions
Preparation and review of Court orders and/or assistance with order language
Review of proposed Court opinions
Addressing questions relating to the confidentiality of court records
Working relationships are established primarily with the Clerk of the Court, Chief Deputy Clerk, the other Clerks Office Staff Attorney, Deputy Clerks, judges, and other court staff. Work is performed independently under the direction and general supervision of the Clerk of the Court and the Chief Deputy Clerk.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an accredited law school, class standing in the upper 25%, and significant writing and editing experience in law school. If accepted for employment, a law school graduate must take and pass the Florida Bar Examination as a condition of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules, and procedures. Exceptional research and writing skills. Ability to independently and efficiently analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details. Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time, and 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 attorneys and non-attorneys on a consistent, daily basis.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no longer than 7 pages, and law school and undergraduate transcripts in PDF format to All submissions must contain all necessary paperwork. Additionally, the subject line of the email must read Staff Attorney Application.

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.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
If you need accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please contact Marshal Daniel DiGiacomo at (561) 242-2000.

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.

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