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ATTORNEY The candidate will represent the people of the State of Florida advocating for the best interests of Floridaâ€™s children in dependency proceedings under Chapter 39, Florida Statutes. The position requires a strong interest in advocating for childrenâ€™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. Moot court, and/or trial team participation a big plus. Law review and/or a certificate in advocacy are a plus. The salary is based on qualifications. Will consider an entry level attorney depending on previous law school internships and work experience. The salary for an attorney is $47,500 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. Childrenâ€™s Legal Services: Strong Leadership, a New Paradigm, and New Opportunities!!! Come be part of an exciting and cutting edge statewide â€œlaw firmâ€ with a vision focused on providing exceptional advocacy to the children and families of Florida achieving 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 Childrenâ€™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. Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee
Requisition No: 37913. Position Number: 60062181. Please submit a cover letter highlighting the legal experience and qualifications, a resume, writing sample and law school transcript.
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