Supervising Senior Trial Court Staff Attorney

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference.  Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas.  We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better.  We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

Position description

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court seeks a Supervising Senior Trial Court Staff Attorney (Supervisor). This position is based in Orange County but will travel to Osceola County on a regular basis. The Supervisor will manage fourteen staff attorneys while also conducting legal research and writing. This is demanding, professional, and highly responsible work.

Supervision duties include interviewing, recommending new hires, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and recommending termination. Must ensure quality work product from staff. Provides guidance to the attorneys, as needed, in researching, interpreting, and applying legal principles of the most complex nature within the assigned work area. Reviews, edits, analyzes, discusses, and provides final approval for written work of attorneys on a regular basis and as needed. Monitors workflow to identify and address potential workload issues and to ensure performance goals are met. Supervisor monitors and reports on the status of the department's backlogged cases and identifies solutions to address backlog and workload issues. Will be responsible for various reports concerning department statistics and other records. Works independently, as well as cooperatively in a team environment. Complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Legal research and writing duties include reviewing case files, researching the law, preparing memoranda and proposed orders in a variety of legal areas brought before the trial court. Supervisor provides legal advice to Judges and others as may be required.

Requirements: Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Five years of licensed experience in the practice of law (supervisory experience preferred but not required.) Must be a member in good standing in The Florida Bar or become a Florida Bar member within one year of hire date. Capital case work preferred but not required. Must be proficient in Word and Westlaw and be able to personally prepare own documents.

Anticipated start date: May 19, 2021.

Submit a cover letter (this is an important part of the review process), online State of Florida application, résumé, and one short writing sample. Applications missing any of the required documents may not be reviewed.

Equal opportunity employer

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.