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The School Board of Broward County, Florida General Counsel (A-017)

The School Board of Broward County, Florida

General Counsel (A-017)

Compensation: As Negotiated

The School Board of Broward County, Florida (SBBC) (Fort Lauderdale) is seeking a legal professional to serve as its General Counsel (GC). The GC will provide full time, exclusive General Counsel services, including without limitation, attendance at all School Board meetings, advice to the School Board and District Administration, management of “in-house” attorneys and outside counsel, legal representation in litigation and administrative matters, and ensure appropriate legal training for designated staff. The legal professional may be provided by a law firm. For more details please visit:

Individual/Law Firm may send Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae electronically to the Office of the Chief Human Resources & Equity Officer – Broward County Public Schools. [email protected]

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Interview Process to begin early as 11/30/21)

General Counsel & Magistrate


Submit a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People

First Service Center online at

General Counsel & Magistrate

Full-Time Florida State Courts System Position (.5 FTE General Counsel Position Number

012081 & .5 FTE Magistrate Position Number 012082)

Total Combined Annual Minimum Salary: $87,013.37 (position will be hired at the minimum)

Class Codes: 5430 & 5415


General Counsel:

The General Counsel serves as in-house counsel for the Second Judicial Circuit, reporting

directly to the Trial Court Administrator as a member of the executive management team. The

General Counsel provides legal services to the circuit which may include:

  • drafting all administrative orders and contracts;
  • advising the Trial Court Administrator on personnel matters;
  • reviewing and responding to public record requests;
  • providing ethics training to the judiciary and court staff;
  • serving as the ADA representative for the circuit; and
  • providing general assistance on administrative law.


The Magistrate is a professional, quasi-judicial position, reporting directly to the Trial Court

Administrator but also working on behalf of Circuit Judges. The position’s essential function is

to conduct hearings and make recommendations on matters referred for hearing by circuit judges.

The position is responsible for setting referred cases for hearings, conducting hearings, making

findings of fact, preparing recommendations, and draft proposed orders for the referring circuit

judge’s consideration.

The Magistrate may hear matters referred by the circuit judges in one or more of the following

divisions: Family, Juvenile, Civil, and Probate (Mental Health).

In addition, the Magistrate may be assigned to one or more of the six counties within the Second

Judicial Circuit (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla), which may require some intra-circuit reimbursable travel.

Education and Training Guidelines:


Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required for this position.


General Counsel

Seven years of related legal work experience, including extensive working knowledge of

the Florida State Courts System operations and knowledge of employment law and court

public records law are advantages but not prerequisites.


Five years of work experience in the practice of law. Knowledge of the Florida State

Courts System preferred, but not required.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:

Must be a member in good standing with The Florida Bar.

Special Comments:

  • A thorough background check will be conducted on all finalists.
  • Two part-time positions with different duties, equals a full-time position.
  • Total combined annual minimum salary: $87,013.37.
  • State of Florida full-time employment benefits including health and life insurance, leave

accrual, and Florida Retirement System (at 1.6%).

  • Position advertised until filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,

color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the

contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may

call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.