MyFlorida SENIOR ATTORNEY - 60057795 in FORT MYERS, Florida


Date:Mar 8, 2018

Location:FORT MYERS, FL, US, 34287

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Requisition No: 31735

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 60057795

Position Number: 60057795

Salary: $52,000.

Posting Closing Date: 03/22/2018

Children’s Legal Servicesof the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is currently seeking to hire an attorney in Circuit 20 (Lee and Collier Counties)

Attorneys for Children’s Legal Services represent the people of the State ofFlorida, through DCF, advocating for the best interests ofFlorida’s children in dependency proceedings under Chapter 39, Florida Statutes. The position requires a strong interest in advocating for children’s best interests, good academic credentials, strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, a strong interest in courtroom litigation, excellent critical thinking skills, the ability to work independently, a positive attitude and membership in the Florida Bar. Exceptional candidates will be considered prior to Florida Bar admission. Applicants with moot court, and/or trial team participation are encouraged to apply. Law review and/or a certificate in advocacy are a plus. Please also highlight your litigation clinic experience or other related experience.

The salary is based on qualifications. The preference is for a minimum of 2 years legal experience. Will consider an entry level attorney depending on previous law school internships and work experience.

The salary range is $47,500 - $52,000 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package with health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance benefits, four weeks paid vacation, paid state holidays off with pay, a personal day, paid sick leave, and a state funded retirement package.

Children’s Legal Services: Strong Leadership, a New Paradigm, and New Opportunities!!! Come be part of an exciting and cutting edge statewide “law firm” with a vision focused on providing exceptional advocacy to the children and families ofFloridaachieving permanency, stability and security for abused, neglected and abandoned children.

To apply, please submit an online application that includes a cover letter, a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and any additional documents you feel would assist the committee.

Thank you for your interest in Children’s Legal Services!

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.

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