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

Job Opening: Legal Assistant

Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez is hiring a legal assistant.

PD11 Overview: 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.

Job Description

The legal assistant is expected to support attorneys. The work may include gathering, requesting and reviewing records, data entry and retrieval, generating letters/legal documents, appointment scheduling, and intake interviews. 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and data entry
  • Excellent verbal, written, computer, communication and interpersonal skills
  • English/Spanish and/or English/Creole preferred

How to Apply

Complete an Application for Employment  and submit your resume, in PDF format, to

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

How Your Application 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

Starting salary is $31,200 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.

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.