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Litigation - General Attorney in Tallahassee, FL

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Company name

Florida Department of Corrections

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA Tallahassee, FL

Posted on

Jul 12,2018

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Senior Attorney The candidate will be responsible for providing legal opinions to agency policy heads and agency field staff primarily concerning matters involving civil litigation including discovery issues, public records and record production issues, service and issuance of subpoenas and summonses and other day-to-day legal issues. Representing the Department of Corrections and its’ officials before state and federal courts and administrative bodies. The incumbent will be responsible for all matters related to such representation, including, but not limited to, reviewing the evidence, researching the law, drafting pleadings and memoranda; conducting and responding to discovery, preparing and interviewing witnesses, providing legal representation at the trial or hearing, writing appellate pleadings, and representing the agency at appellate oral arguments. Attending mediation and settlement conference sessions. Monitoring a large caseload of both state and federal civil cases. Coordinating document/record production. Preparing and reviewing legal pleadings in civil and administrative actions at trial and appellate level. Reviewing written materials for legal sufficiency. Serving as legal advisor to department administrators. Reviewing, analyzing, and drafting proposed legislation. Will also be expected to render legal opinions concerning the application of state and federal statues and administrative rules. Will perform other tasks as assigned by the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Will give legal advice and assistance on a daily basis regarding issues generated by employees, inmates, probationers, parolees and/or the public. Will handle telephone and written requests from agency staff for legal assistance, and will conduct legal research and issue legal opinions, as needed. Reviewing agency procedures. Will be responsible for handling matters which are legally complex and/or sensitive in nature, as well as routine assignments.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing; Must possess at least two (2) years of experience as an attorney. Membership in the Federal District Courts is preferred. Knowledge of legal terminology. Knowledge of the principles and practices of jurisprudence. Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure. Knowledge of civil law and procedure, including, but not limited to, civil rights and tort litigation. Knowledge of court proceedings. Knowledge of constitutional law, public records laws and the laws regarding the service and issuance of subpoenas. Skill in writing and research. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to research, summarize and provide advice on disparate legal issues as needs dictate. Ability to clearly explain the facts of a case and the legal issues involved. Ability to provide legal counsel. Ability to manage and monitor a large caseload of both state and federal cases.

Additional info

Job no-70028987. Requisition No: 38207. Please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Phone: 1-877-562-7287