Closing Date: 30th May, 2023


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Requisition No: 803738
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22011398
Position Number: 22011398
Salary: $51,557.43 Annually*
Posting Closing Date: 05/30/2023

Fourth Judicial Circuit; Jacksonville, Florida

Job Description
The essential function of the position is to conduct and coordinate legal research activities at the trial court level. This is professional and highly responsible work conducting and coordinating legal research activities at the trial court level 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 interpretations and judgment in the analysis of legal issues in the area(s) of criminal, civil, appellate, and/or administrative law.

Work will be performed in-person or on-site at a courthouse location.

This position is eligible for a hybrid remote work or onsite schedule as outlined by existing circuit policies and procedures.

Examples of Work
Assist state court judges with reviewing criminal and civil case files; researching legal issues; drafting proposed orders, memoranda and reports; attending hearings; advising on pending litigation.

Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an ABA accredited law school is a requirement for applying.

  • Applicants must possess excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • Have strong organization and time management skills to effectively prioritize pending assignments.
  • Exercise discretion, confidentiality and honesty in handling court matters.
  • Maintain high ethical and professional standards.

Special Comments
*Salary will be 10% below minimum if not passed Florida Bar.

The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance.

The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.

How to Apply
Submit a current and complete online State Employment Application at the People First State of Florida Jobs website, view the State Courts System page at

The resume cannot be substituted for the State Employment Application. All employment information must be seen on the application.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by the closing date.

For assistance with using the People First System contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735.

For additional information contact Debra Marchant by phone at 904-255-1022 or by email at

To learn more about the Florida State Courts System visit its website at

To learn more about the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida visit its website at

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, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, genetic, disability, or political affiliations.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please call the contact person at the contact information indicated for each respective position.

Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: (Voice) 1-800-955-8770, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE: 711.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville