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Title: Entry-Level Assistant State Attorney – Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office


The Office of the Miami-Dade State Attorney prosecutes all criminal violations within its jurisdiction, which is Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit. While the number varies depending on the funding, the office generally hires an average of 60 Assistant State Attorneys each year. The great majority of these positions are entry level. Attorneys generally begin their employment in a training program lasting approximately two months and then proceed to trial division assignments. The office is staffed by over 300 attorneys and a support staff of approximately 900. The legal staff is approximately 50% female, and approximately 44% minority. The office provides a wide variety of criminal prosecution experience, including general misdemeanor and felony trial work, as well as assignment to specialized divisions. These specialized divisions include Sexual Battery, Career Criminal/Robbery, Senior Trial Counsel/Homicide, Economic Crimes, Domestic Crimes, Public Corruption and Racketeering/Organized Crime.


Applicants should be interested in working in a large urban area in an office that has a very fast-paced working environment. We desire applicants who have demonstrated a strong interest in litigation/criminal law through their coursework and experience while in law school. Florida Bar admission is not a prerequisite to hiring. However, for those who are not members of the Florida Bar, certification under Chapter 11 of the Florida Bar Rules is strongly preferred. Those who do not meet these requirements may be considered; however, the opportunity for employment may be diminished and will be conditioned upon admission to the Florida Bar.

We recruit 3L law students for entry level positions. Those who have demonstrated an interest in litigation and/or criminal law through course work and/or internships are preferred. Clinical participation is strongly preferred.

We also recruit attorneys with prosecutorial experience for lateral positions.

Starting Salary:  $55,000 prior to Florida Bar admission; $68,000 after Florida Bar admission. Lateral salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, an updated resume, and an unofficial law school transcript to:, with the Subject: Entry-Level Assistant State Attorney.

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

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