Current Job Opportunity
Date: February 12, 2013
February 26, 2013
- District Court
First District Court of Appeal, Marshal's Office, Tallahassee, Florida
Salary: $59,607.00 Annually
The Worker’s Compensation Unit is currently soliciting applicants for a Career Attorney position. In 2008, the Florida Legislature authorized the creation of a specialized Workers’ Compensation Unit at the First District Court of Appeal. The First District has exclusive state-wide jurisdiction for all workers’ compensation appeals. Workers’ Compensation Unit Career Attorneys prepare summaries for cases, which includes reviewing the case file, summarizing the facts and arguments, and analyzing the issues involved. Career Attorneys also attend oral arguments and case conferences, assist in drafting opinions, review opinions for content and form prior to their release, do research, assist with speeches and presentations, and perform any other duties as assigned by the Chief Judge or Director. Career Attorneys must have the ability to reason logically and analytically as many workers’ compensation cases involve complex legal issues and factual matters.
*This is professional work of considerable responsibility conducting legal research activities for a Judge of a District Court of Appeal. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of broadly diverse legal issues brought before the court. Working relationships are established primarily with judges, other law clerks, the Clerk and secretarial staff within the court. Work is performed under the limited supervision of a Judge.
Education and Training Guidelines:
Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.
Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar and five years of experience in the practice of law immediately preceding appointment to the position.
Two years of which may have been in conducting legal research at the District Court level.
Florida Bar membership and at least five (5) years of experience preferred.
Applicants should have excellent writing skills, and devote great attention to detail. They should be proficient in word processing and Westlaw usage, and work well independently. Law review or comparable experience preferred. Attorneys experienced in the practice of workers’ compensation law are encouraged to apply.
How To Apply:
Submit a current State of Florida application, cover letter, resume, list of references, law school transcript (unofficial copy acceptable), and writing sample (preferably not a brief) to:
First District Court of Appeal
2000 Drayton Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: 850-488-8136; Fax: 850-488-7989
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 5:00 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 or disability.
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.