The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office’s primary mission is to protect, defend, uphold and enforce the criminal laws in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Qualified candidates must demonstrate an interest in litigation and/or criminal law through coursework and/or internships. Participation as a Certified Legal Intern (CLI) is strongly preferred.
ASA candidates are required to submit a cover letter, updated resume, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcripts to GunnarStewart@miamisao.com or mail them to:
Attorney Recruitment Coordinator
Miami State Attorney’s Office
1350 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
The starting salary is $35,568 for legal trainees. After admission to the Florida Bar and being sworn as an Assistant State Attorney, the salary will be increased to $50,000. Thereafter, and at the discretion of the Florida State Legislature, Assistants may be given cost of living increases. Additionally, merit increases may occur and promotional raises are given when an attorney rises to certain levels in the office.
3 -Year Commitment
The Office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle requires each new Assistant State Attorney (ASA) to commit to remaining with the office for at least three (3) years, calculated from the date of their being sworn in as an Assistant State Attorney (ASA). Legal Trainees will be sworn as ASAs after passing and gaining admission to the Florida Bar.