Assistant State Attorneys
Newly employed attorneys begin trial work shortly after assuming office. Usually, entry-level trial work commences in the misdemeanor division with supervised case preparation and presentation of criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases. Occasionally, supervised trial work will begin in the juvenile division. In addition to the Division Chief, a training director will assist new attorneys with understanding their duties and responsibilities and the continuing education process with the objective of providing Assistant State Attorneys with the resources and training needed to become effective prosecutors.
The office is organized into misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony trial divisions in both Brevard and Seminole Counties. Specialized units include child abuse, sex crimes, repeat offender, and domestic violence.
Continuing legal education is mandatory for Florida lawyers. Internal and external training opportunities are available and a seminar video library is maintained to ensure Assistant State Attorney compliance with the continuing legal education requirements of
The Florida Bar.
Out-of-state bar members may practice law in Florida as an employee of the State Attorney's Office pursuant to the provisions and requirements of Chapter 11 of the Florida Bar Rules.
We accept and welcome applications and resumes for Assistant State Attorneys on a continuing basis.
Compensation and Benefit Information:
Entry level Assistant State Attorneys are compensated at an annual rate of $41,700. In addition to salary, Assistant State Attorneys receive health, life, and disability insurance benefits at a monthly premium cost to the employee of $8.34 for Individual and $30.00 for Family level coverage. Assistant State Attorneys are members of the Florida State Retirement System in the senior management service class. Assistant State Attorneys accrue vacation and sick leave on a monthly basis.