Press Conference: Family of Chassidy Saunders Asks for Community Assistance

Miami, Florida (May 17, 2021) – Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle held a press conference that allowed the family of murder victim Chassidy Saunders to ask for community assistance to help solve the killing of six-year-old Chassidy on January 16, 2021. The joint press conference included Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo.

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Assistant State Attorney – Legal Division

TITLE:  Assistant State Attorney – Legal Division

Position Overview:

The Legal Division of the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office provides pretrial and trial support for the assistants. 

The Job Responsibilities are: 

Duties include researching and being able to orally provide legal support for assistants in court as well as writing motions on investigative, pretrial and trial issues; handling post-conviction motions; researching, writing and arguing appellate briefs and petitions; and attending trials of complex cases.

The Minimum Requirements are:

Minimum 5 years of extensive criminal experience required, with appellate experience preferred as excellent writing skills are necessary.  Membership in the Florida Bar is also required.  

Starting Annual Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $65,000 to $75,000.   The full package of State benefits accompanies this position.

For additional information, please submit your resume, writing sample, and salary requirement by June 25th, 2021, via email at or U.S. mail to:m or U.S Mail to:

Christine Zahralban
Chief Assistant State Attorney- Legal Division
1350 N.W. 12 Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 547-0860

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position.

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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press release

Media Advisory: Family Plea for Assistance in Solving Chassidy Saunders Homicide

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Miami, Florida (May 17, 2021) – The family of murder victim Chassidy Saunders, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo will be holding a joint press conference today asking for community assistance to help solve the January 16, 2021 killing of this 6 year-old child.

WHO: Family of Chassidy Saunders Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: May 17, 2021 2:00 pm

WHERE: State Attorney’s Office 1350 N.W. 12 Ave, N418 Miami, FL 33136

PHOTO/INTERVIEW: Available after News Conference


For further information, please contact Lissette Valdes-Valle, Public Information Officer, at (205) 547-0885 or

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