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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Punta Gorda, FL

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Feb 26, 2021

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021

Salary

USD 4077 Annually

Location

Punta Gorda, FL, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Trial Court Staff Attorney
Duties: Review and monitor post-conviction motions, conduct legal research, make recommendations to judges, and submit proposed orders. Review miscellaneous pre-trial or post-trial criminal motions, or any other criminal matter as requested, conduct legal research, make recommendations to judges, and submit proposed orders. Upon request, draft proposed jury instructions and advise as to sentencing options. Monitor death penalty proceedings, conduct legal research, make recommendations to judges, and submit proposed orders. Conduct research as to current law, and advise judges on various legal issues. Review and monitor petitions seeking extraordinary remedies, conduct legal research, make recommendations to judges, draft memoranda law, and submit proposed orders. Review miscellaneous pre-trial or post-trial civil motions, or any other civil matter as requested, conduct legal research, make recommendations to judges, draft memoranda of law, and submit proposed orders. Conduct research as to current law, and advise Judges on various legal issues. (3) Assist Appellate Banc with County-to-Circuit Appeals Review and monitor appeal files at the pre-disposition stages, conduct legal research, make recommendations to the Appellate Banc, and submit proposed orders to the Appellate Banc. Once appeals are ready for disposition, review trial records and appellate briefs, conduct legal research, submit memoranda with recommendation to Appellate Banc, and submit proposed opinions to the Appellate Banc.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree from an accredited law school. Membership in good standing in the Florida Bar is required. If not already a member, membership is required within one year of hire. Work experience, which demonstrates orientation towards public service. Proficient in computerized legal research, including Westlaw and/or Lexis-Nexis. Ability to work on occasion outside normal business hours based on operational necessity. Ability to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of: Legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Legal publications. Florida State Courts System. Westlaw and/or Lexis, Microsoft Outlook, and Word. Skills: Manual legal research. Proficient in computerized legal research, including Westlaw and/or Lexis. Legal writing. Proof reading and thorough editing. Ability to: Reason logically and analytically without biased, unsupported, or creative interpretations of the law. Grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details. Work well under pressure, multi-task, and meet established timelines and goals. Perform exacting work, attentive to issues in matters before the court. Comprehend that which is read. Digest and communicate ideas and concepts effectively orally and in writing. Exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court. Act professionally, respectfully, and in a manner becoming of a court employee at all times. Refrain from any behavior that could be deemed divisive or disruptive. Work effectively with others. Work effectively independently. Maintain organization. Prioritize work load. Accept direction, instruction, and constructive criticism in a positive manner. Set aside any bias or prejudice such that all work submitted is neutral and impartial in content and tone. Efficiently operate a computer; utilize Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and various other software programs and databases such as Westlaw and Lexis. Type 45 correct words per minute. Provide effective, accurate, professional, polite, friendly, and prompt customer service to the public and other agency personnel, AOC employees, and the Judiciary. Maintain consistent and regular attendance, which is required. Travel within the circuit for coverage. Work the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but may on occasion require work outside of those normal business hours, and possibly on weekends or holidays based on operational necessity.
Closing Date: 03/04/21 11:59 PM

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