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ProfileTrial Court Law Clerk - Office of the General Counsel (State Funded) The candidate will be responsible for conducting legal research activities to assist county and circuit trial court judges in deciding rulings on a variety of case issues including pre-trial and trial motions, such as motions to dismiss, motions to strike; post-judgment (JOA, new trial) and post-conviction relief motions (3.800, 3.850, 3.851, and 3.853); prisoner petitions; motions to suppress evidence; and various discovery motions. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of legal issues in the area of criminal law. Some litigation experience preferred. Working contacts are established with judges and other trial court personnel. Work is performed under the general supervision of a senior staff attorney, and is reviewed in progress as required and upon completion. Conducts legal research of substantive and procedural legal matters, and draft/prepares legal documents, such as opinions, judgments, post-conviction orders, memoranda or orders concerning extraordinary writs. Drafts proposed orders for motions filed in and issues arising during death penalty cases; drafts proposed orders imposing a life-or-death sentence in death penalty cases. Reviews files, evidence, depositions, pleadings, motions, legal briefs, and memoranda of law, proposed orders and other related documentation in order to advise judges in a variety of legal areas. Provides immediate legal research and recommendations required by judges conducting court sessions. Attends staff meetings to exchange information; attends technical or professional workshops, seminars or conferences to improve professional skills; attends Court hearings as required. Assists the circuit appellate division by drafting bench briefs and/or appellate opinions. Drafts orders, reviews briefs, conducts legislative research, and tracks legislation applicable to the court. Performs other related duties as required. Should have JD degree from an accredited law school. Must be member in good standing of the Florida Bar. Additional experience in the area of criminal law preferred.
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
175 N.W. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128