Staff Attorney/Legal Trainee

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Job location
1 East Broward Blvd.
Suite 444
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Law Office of the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel - South (CCRC-South)
Street address: 
1 East Broward Blvd., Suite 444
Ft Lauderdale
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The CCRC-South office is responsible for investigating, filing and litigating state post conviction motions for indigent death row inmates in the Florida trial courts, carrying forward appeals to the Florida Supreme Court, and preparing, filing and litigating habeas corpus petitions in the federal courts. The staff attorney works in a government defender law office setting with other full and part time experienced capital post conviction lead attorneys as well as with several second chair attorneys with more limited experience in capital state post conviction and federal habeas corpus litigation, Cases are assigned within the office in a team concept. Each case is assigned a unique team that includes a lead attorney with a background in capital litigation, a second chair attorney with more limited experience, and a member of the in-house investigative staff. Although the majority of the caseload originates from the south Florida area, including the 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th State of Florida Judicial Circuits, conflict case appointments may arise from other areas in Florida. Death row for male prisoners is located in northern Florida, which requires frequent travel for direct client contact.


Qualified candidates must be graduates of an accredited U.S. law school. Current or pending membership in the Florida Bar is preferred, but highly qualified law graduates or members of another state bar who commit to taking the next scheduled Florida Bar examination will also be considered. Frequent travel in Florida and elsewhere on short notice is a necessary part of the listed position. Prior criminal defense or clinical experience and/or fluency in Spanish is a plus.

To apply: 

Send a current resume, a writing sample, and at least three references to: Neal A. Dupree, Capital Collateral Regional Counsel-South at: [email protected], or mail same to Neal A. Dupree, CCRC South, 1 East Broward Blvd., Suite 444, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301. No telephone calls please.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The advertised position offers full State of Florida benefits including medical insurance, life insurance, and a state retirement plan with portability option. Florida has no state income tax. The CCRC-South office is located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, about 25 miles north of Miami, Florida.
Salary range: 
DOE (depending on experience)