Trial Court Staff Attorney

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference.  Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas.  We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better.  We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

Position description

Do you love research and writing? Do you prefer hunting for the most relevant case law to decide an issue rather than advocating for one side or the other? Are you happy to be behind the scenes and not being tied to a courtroom? Do you have a passion for complicated puzzles that civil cases can often present? Are you an excellent writer who can clearly and concisely explain your findings? Have you ever wanted to work closely one-on-one with a Judge?

If so, we are looking for you! The Ninth Judicial Circuit has an opening for a Trial Court Staff Attorney position located at the Osceola County Courthouse in Kissimmee, Florida.

A Trial Court Staff Attorney assists the judiciary with legal research and writing, case management, pending litigation, and appellate cases in the Civil and Probate divisions. The staff attorney is assigned to several Judges and the work is high volume. The staff attorney will research issues given to him or her by a Judge and will prepare memoranda and draft proposed orders, as required.

The successful candidate will be an excellent researcher and writer and must be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely, both verbally and in writing. He or she must also be able to work independently; work in the courtroom is very limited. Law review or other journal experience or some other type of related writing program is preferred but not required. Civil experience in some area is also preferred.

Juris doctorate degree is required from an accredited law school. Salary is 10% below minimum ($41,235.48 annually) if the individual is not a member of the Florida Bar. Membership in the Florida Bar must be attained within one year from the date of hire. Must be proficient in Word and Westlaw/Lexis.

Submit cover letter, résumé and verification of required education with completed State of Florida Job Application. Applications without all requested materials will not be reviewed.

Equal opportunity employer

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

Position details

Position #: 22009015
Closing date: Open until filled
Education: Juris Doctor
Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Shift: Day
Salary: $45,817.20 annually
Location: Osceola County
Relocation: Not Available

Benefits

The Ninth Circuit is a unique organization, rich with diversity and unlimited opportunity where all full time employees have access to:

  • Paid Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Florida Tuition Waiver
  • Affordable Health Benefits
  • Optional Vision, Dental and Supplemental Insurance
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Multiple Deferred Compensation Options
  • Florida Retirement Benefits
  • Tax Favored Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Support
  • Ongoing Training and Growth Opportunities