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.
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court has an immediate opening for a Magistrate to be assigned to Osceola County. This is a professional, quasi-judicial position that carries a high degree of responsibility. The Magistrate will conduct hearings, make findings of fact, arrive at conclusions of law, and prepare recommended orders to the Domestic Circuit Judges or reports and recommendations to the Civil and Probate Circuit Judges, as well as proposed orders on recommendation.
The position requires knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures, as well as the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely, both verbally and in writing. The position requires the successful candidate to conduct hearings in a fair and impartial manner while keeping the proceedings orderly and within set time limits. The successful applicant must have the ability to work with litigants who are in stressful situations. The Magistrate will hear matters referred by the Ninth Circuit Judges in one or more of the following divisions: Domestic, Juvenile (Dependency), Civil, and Probate (Mental Health/Baker Act). Salary: $92,852.00 annually. State funded with benefits.
Qualified applicants must be a member in good standing in The Florida Bar for at least five years immediately preceding employment and have at least one year of practice in family law. The applicant must be proficient in Word and Westlaw or Lexis and must be able to personally prepare his/her own documents. The position has access to very limited administrative assistant services. The applicant must have excellent computer skills, including the ability to conduct hearings virtually.
Submit State of Florida application, Supplemental Application for Magistrate Position, cover letter, résumé, and one short writing sample to Human Resources Department.
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.