Office of the State Attorney

Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida




Assistant State Attorney

Updated: 3/6/2017 10:00 AM


The State Attorney of the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida solicits applications from attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar, or legal interns who may be certified to practice under Rule 11-1.9 of the Florida Bar.  This position will have immediate responsibility for the prosecution of both misdemeanor and criminal traffic offenses from initial intake through trial and be responsible for all aspects of the prosecution.  A thorough working knowledge of the Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Rules of Evidence is required.  Prior trial practice courses and internships are helpful but not required.  A desire for immediate trial experience is required.


Interviews are only granted to those who:

  • Licensed to practice law in Florida; or
  • Licensed to practice law in another state and qualified under Rule 11; or
  • 3L students in their final semester of law school; or
  • Awaiting bar results


There are currently over 100 Assistant State Attorneys on staff. All attorneys are provided LexisNexis and Internet services, and CLE opportunities as well as extensive in-house training.  A comprehensive benefits package including health, life and disability insurance, is provided.
Benefit Information


The State Attorney of the 20th Judicial Circuit is an equal opportunity employer and supports a Drug Free Workplace. Our entry level positions usually start at $45,500.


Currently, we can only hire when a vacancy exists. Interviews are held throughout the year so that we are able to fill positions as vacancies occur. Interviews for Assistant State Attorneys and Legal Interns will be held in Ft. Myers on the following dates:

    Dates for 2017:

  • March 2nd and 3rd
  • April 3rd *NEW - ADDED 3/6/2017*
  • June 15th and 16th
  • August 17th and 18th
  • October 19th and 20th
  • December 7th and 8th

All interviews are held in our Fort Myers Office, no phone or skype interviews.

If you would like to be considered for an interview, please submit the following items to attention Amira Fox.
Note: Applicants submitting online will receive an email acknowledgement within 2-3 business days.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References - please provide the names, contact information, and affiliation, of 3 professional references
  • FL State Application
  • FRS - Certification Form
  • 3L Students with Certified Legal Intern Status must submit
    • Copy of Registrant Clearance from Florida Board of Bar Examiners
    • Current copy of school transcripts

Or, you may mail them to:

Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit
Attn: Amira Fox, Chief Assistant State Attorney
Post Office Box 399
Fort Myers, FL 33902

Note: Applicants being considered for an interview will be required to successfully pass a preliminary background investigation (applicants will be contacted in advance to collect necessary information).

Interview selections will be made one month prior to scheduled interview sessions. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted in advance to allow ample time to coordinate schedule and travel plans.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.








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