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Senior Associate Editor, Litigation The candidate will research, draft, edit, and publish Florida state content for the Litigation web service. Will work with Florida Senior Legal Editors to draft, edit, and update Florida-specific litigation resources, including practice guidance notes, checklists, standard documents, and other state-specific legal content in accordance with in-house writing style. Carry out search trawls of numerous websites and other sources for current developments, court rules, and other potential topics for the Florida Litigation team. Edit Florida-specific litigation resources to conform with company's writing style. Develop ideas for new Florida state litigation content to be published on website. Liaise with external authors regarding original contributions and updates of resources. Work with editors on drafting, editing, and updating brief bank summaries and other resources concerning federal litigation practice. Maintain and manage internal progress charts, databases, and folders. Provide additional editorial support for the Litigation service as required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree and 3-6 years of experience working as a litigation attorney in a law firm or as in-house counsel, and general expertise in Florida state litigation procedure. Extensive experience drafting, filing, and serving litigation-related documents is required. Should have a good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm attorneys, in-house counsel, and the legal market in general. A passion for writing and good editing skills is needed. Knowledge in the following areas is strongly preferred: Florida state court civil procedure; Florida electronic filing rules and procedures; local court procedures (e.g., how to commence an action, how to notice a motion for hearing); documents required for particular court filings and other litigation events; and commercial litigation. Experience in the following areas is strongly preferred: drafting litigation documents such as pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and appellate briefs; serving and filing court documents; taking and defending depositions; arguing motions and other applications in Florida circuit court; counseling clients in litigation avoidance, mitigation, management, and settlement; and alternative dispute resolution.
Req #: JREQ101635
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