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Minimum Requirements: Admission to the Florida Bar and two years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings. The required legal experience must be from the practice of law in a state or territory of the United States.
Job Summary: This position is in the General Civil Litigation - Corrections Division. Candidates should have strong legal research, writing and analytical skills, and good communication and advocacy skills. This position litigates the case at both the trial and appellate levels. This position requires as a prerequisite to employment a degree of Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar.
KSA/Examples of Work Performed: This position is responsible for but not limited to the following:
Prosecute and defend civil litigation on behalf of state agencies and officials in all federal and state trial and appellate courts, as requested and as provided by law. Handle settlement negotiations, pleadings, pre-trial, jury and non-jury trials, post-trial and appellate practice. Exercise a thorough working knowledge of federal and state rules of civil procedure, evidence and substantive law. Requires the ability to research and work independently and involves travel in and out of state. The assistant attorney general is responsible for the more sensitive and complex cases, including class action lawsuits, which deal with the Governor and Cabinet, legislators, agency heads, prosecutors, public defenders and judges. These cases frequently have statewide impact and influence the policy direction of state government. These cases frequently involve emergencies regarding matters of great public importance where response time is minimal and demands are great. The assistant attorney general is responsible for cases involving constitutional law, civil rights, torts, employment discrimination, elections, environmental law, etc. This office relies on the experience and leadership of assistant attorneys general to provide guidance to the younger attorneys in the office.
Research and draft motions, answers, replies, interrogatories, memoranda, briefs, opinions, orders and other miscellaneous pleadings and documents.
Attend trials, hearings and appellate oral arguments in court and appear before agency boards and legislative committees. Performs investigations and all aspects of discovery
Perform routine administrative matter, including supervising attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, and interns; attending staff meetings; preparing travel vouchers, time records and case status reports; filing documents, etc. Assist and advise entry attorneys in trial, pleading, practice, procedure, performances, and recommend hiring, retention and promotion. Respond to inquiries from the public.
Closing Date: 2nd October, 2021