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Law Offices of the Public Defender 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Job Opening: Paralegal

The Public Defender is an elected official who has a constitutional duty to provide legal representation to persons in jeopardy of losing their liberty who cannot afford to hire a private attorney.

Position Type: Full time, entry-level.

Job Description

The paralegal assists with client intake interviews in correctional facilities and hospitals, requesting and processing records, records’ review, preparing calendars, files, documentation and follow through. In person client interviews are currently suspended.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in MSWord
  • Excellent verbal, written, computer, communication and interpersonal skills
  • English and Spanish or English and Creole required
  • Reliable vehicle, as travel is required in and around the Miami area
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays

How to Apply

Complete an Application for Employment  and submit your resume, in PDF format, to jobs@pdmiami.com.

Due to the volume of applications, please do not call or make inquiries via email.

How You Will be Evaluated

Your submitted application will be reviewed to determine compliance with application requirements, level of position-relevant work experience, education and training.

After that review, you may be required to participate in a selection interview.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is $32,000 plus a full-range of state benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, and free tuition for college courses on a space-available basis or full-time employees.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants will be considered irrespective of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or political affiliation.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.