Description:

Summary function: Acts as counsel at all investigative and trial levels of processing grievances against attorneys.

Required minimum education: Juris Doctorate and a Florida Bar Member in Good Standing.

Required minimum professional work experience: Three (3) years legal experience as an attorney, preferably in (1) effective case management, (2) trials, (3) pre-trial matters, and (4) development of trial strategy.

A legal writing sample is required with the application/resume.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prosecutes trials. Completes all legal functions in disciplinary cases as necessary to resolve cases. This includes investigation, preparation of pleadings, conducting discovery, handling hearings and trials before Court-appointed referees, and preparing appellate records.
  • Prepares record for and conducts grievance committee meetings and provides counsel and advice to grievance committees with respect to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
  • Conducts investigation of complaints alleging violation of Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Makes decisions as to whether complaints should be dismissed or forwarded to a grievance committee for appropriate action.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
  • The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar
  • Bar disciplinary procedures
  • Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Legal terminology and the judicial process
  • Adobe Acrobat

Skilled in:
  • Case management
  • Preparation of pleadings and appellate briefs
  • Conducting discovery
  • Directing, coordinating, and conducting investigation
  • Developing trial strategy
  • Legal and analytical communication, both oral and written
  • Using MS Word
  • Conducting internet research