Children’s Legal Services of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is currently seeking to fill an entry-level attorney position in Jacksonville, Milton, and Sebring, Florida. Senior Attorney positions are also available in Jacksonville, Daytona, Panama City and Supervising Attorney positions are open in Bartow, Daytona, Miami, Panama City, and Taveres.
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.
The starting salaries are $45,000 per year for entry-level positions, $52,000 for senior positions, and $65,000 for supervisory positions, and all include 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.
To apply, please submit a cover letter highlighting any relevant legal experience, your resume, your writing sample, a law school transcript (for entry-level positions only) and anything else you feel would assist the committee to: CLS_Careers@dcf.state.fl.us