Requisition No: 336242
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: ATTORNEY - 60072223
Position Number: 60072223
Posting Closing Date: 05/04/2021
Children's Legal Services of the Department of Children and
Families (DCF) is currently seeking to hire an attorney to be based
in Lake City, FL.
Attorneys for Children's Legal Services represent the people of
the State of Florida, through DCF, advocating for the best
interests of Florida's children in dependency proceedings under
Chapter 39, Florida Statutes. The position requires a strong
interest in advocating for children'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. Exceptional candidates
will be considered prior to Florida Bar admission. Applicants with
moot court, and/or trial team participation are encouraged to
apply. Law review and/or a certificate in advocacy are a plus.
Please also highlight your litigation clinic experience or other
An entry level attorney salary is $47,500 It also 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.
Children's Legal Services: Strong Leadership, a New Paradigm,
and New Opportunities!!! Come be part of an exciting and cutting
edge statewide "law firm" 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
Thank you for your interest in Children'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
Nearest Major Market: Lake City