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Date

August 20, 2014

Closing Date

September 3, 2014

Position Number

11766

Position Title

Paralegal – Supreme Court

Job Location

Supreme Court Central Staff, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$3,599.46 - $7,249.31 Monthly*

*The successful candidate will be hired at $3,625.00 monthly.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist with the timely processing of routine cases and amendments to the rules, forms, and standard jury instructions. The position is responsible for providing high-level case-management and administrative support to the Court’s central staff of attorneys and preparing certain routine case- and rule-related documents under the supervision of an attorney. 

 

Duties

Assist central staff attorneys with the timely processing of routine cases and rule/jury instruction amendments; provide high-level case-management and administrative support to central staff attorneys; prepare routine documents under the supervision of a staff attorney; and perform other related work.

Education and Training Guidelines

Education:

  • An associate’s degree in paralegal studies from an approved paralegal program recognized by the American Bar Association or Florida Bar.
  • Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

 

Experience:

  • Four years of related experience.
  • Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

 

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:

  • Florida Registered Paralegal preferred.

Competencies

Excellent organizational and administrative skills.  Strong writing, oral communication, grammar, and research skills.  Basic understanding of legal terminology and principles, statutory and case law, court rules, legal citation, and online legal databases.  Ability to work independently and with others, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality.  Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Special Comments

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, resume, cover letter (including statement of interest), legal writing sample, list of references, and college transcripts to the People First Service Center online at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/.

 

For additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact: Personnel Services at 850-922-7034.

 

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 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

 

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 an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.