The Office of the State Courts Administrator is seeking qualified applicants who possess the leadership skills and legal abilities necessary to assume the responsibilities of General Counsel. The General Counsel is an executive level management position that provides legal support and advocacy on behalf of the Office of the State Courts Administrator.
The General Counsel addresses and oversees legal issues relating to the administration of the state courts system, including the supervision of three senior attorneys and administrative staff. Legal issues within the responsibility of the General Counsel’s Office include those assigned by the Chief Justice and State Courts Administrator, as well as those raised by trial and appellate court personnel throughout the state. The General Counsel’s Office routinely handles legal matters relating to personnel and employment issues, contracts, procurement, funding of the state courts system, budget issues, public records, Americans with Disabilities Act Titles I and II, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, judicial and employee ethics, and legislation. The General Counsel oversees litigation brought against the state courts and ensures that state court personnel named in lawsuits are represented by counsel. The General Counsel works closely with the State Courts Administrator and others regarding the development and implementation of administrative policies for the Office of the State Courts Administrator, Supreme Court, and state courts system, and also provides legal support for committees appointed by the Supreme Court, as assigned.
The appointment salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Please visit our website at www.flcourts.org for a detailed description of the General Counsel position and qualifications.
Submit/upload a current and completed State of Florida application by 11:59 p.m. on January 10, 2014, to https://PeopleFirst.MyFlorida.com.