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Magistrate The candidate will be responsible for setting referred cases for hearing, conducting hearings, making determinations on cases, and preparing findings and recommendations for the parties and referring judge’s consideration. The position works under the general supervision of a Chief Judge or designee. Magistrates are quasi-judicial officers who conduct hearings on post-judgement family matters, administer oaths, take testimony and evaluate evidence. Magistrates prepare written reports that include findings of fact, conclusions of law, and case recommendations for judicial consideration. Serve at the pleasure of the chief judge and the judges of the circuit court in accordance with Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure 12.490 and 12.491, and perform their duties under the supervision of the associate administrative judge of the family law division. Quasi-judicial officers perform their duties and work assignments with a substantial degree of discretion and independent judgment within the framework of state and federal laws; family law rules; and case law. The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of family law. Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems. Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them.Requires responsibility for achieving moderate economies or preventing major losses through interpreting policy as legal counsel. Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units and the general public.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctorate and member of the Florida Bar in good standing for five years, including 1 year of substantive family law experience. Should have knowledge of statutes, rules, and case law as it pertains to family law. Knowledge of the Florida State Court System is required. Ability: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in a clear, concise, and conclusive manner. Ability to supervise and direct the work of administrative support staff. Ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details, arriving at well-reasoned and logical conclusions. Ability to prioritize and make efficient use of time. Ability to exercise discretion, and judgment in dealing with the general public. Ability to maintain an impartial and professional demeanor at all times. Ability to exercise objectivity, discretion, and confidentiality in all court matters. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Closing Date: March 26, 2018
Submit a cover letter and a résumé and current Magistrate Application.
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