Attorney Editor #2177
Attorney Editor #2177
Legal Publications | Programs
Summary function: Edits and works with the Managing Attorney Editor in the organization and marketing of legal publications.
Required minimum education: Juris Doctorate and Florida Bar membership.
Required minimum professional work experience: Two (2) years of experience in writing, editing, legal research or related field.
Other information: Submit a writing sample and resume with the application.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Reviews chapters submitted by authors. Researches to ensure legal and substantive accuracy and edits for grammar and style. Writes original material as needed in cooperation with the authors and Managing Attorney Editor. Reviews final proofs of books.
Develops and organizes new editions and supplements of publications. Recruits and coordinates activities of authors and steering committee members for books assigned to this position. Prepares and maintains lists of complimentary copies of books for authors and steering committee members.
Reviews case law, legislative material, rules, and other publications to remain current on subjects covered in manuals.
May assist in preparing promotional material, and possibly traveling to and participating in marketing for publications at Bar meetings and other events.
Assists Florida Bar members with questions related to publications. Performs other duties as assigned.
-Legal research techniques
-Databases (i.e., Lotus Notes, Microsoft, LexisNexis)
-The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar
-Florida Rules of Court Procedure
-Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation
-Excellent legal and analytical communication, both oral and written
-MS Word, Excel and internet research
-Interpret policies and procedures
-Think logically and solve problems
-Create ADA compliant forms and documents using Adobe
-Organize work and determine priorities
-Communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing
-Establish and maintain effective working relationships
-Work with a diverse group of people
-Attention to detail
-Perform editorial functions
-Use discretion and independent judgment
EOE | This organization participates in E-Verify | Position is open until filled | Position is located in Tallahassee, FL and is not a remote position.
Please notify HR, in advance, if you need reasonable accommodations to participate in the employment process.