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  • August 11, 2023 5:29 PM | Anonymous

    Probate Court Case Manager (Court Program Specialist II) (2 Vacancies)


    $51,572.02 Annually


    Main - 205 N. Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL

    Job Type



    Court Administration

    Opening Date



    NEW SALARY: $51,572.02 (annual salary of $49,169.98 plus competitive area differential pay of $2,402.04).  This position is a perfect opportunity for persons seeking to start a career with the courts OR for persons who are retired and would like to supplement their monthly income and obtain great benefits. A Probate Case Manager is responsible for maintaining and tracking compliance with Florida Statutes, Rules of Procedure and local rule requirements governing probate estates and guardianship cases. Work involves tracking and monitoring caseloads and guiding cases through the appropriate court processes. This position will travel between courthouses while working under direct supervision of the Probate Operations Manager and is reviewed through reports, conferences, and results achieved. 


    ·        Reviews estates and guardianship cases.

    ·        Reviews daily ex-parte files, both estates and guardianships as received from the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office. 

    ·        Reads and prepares checklist and status orders and affixes all necessary stamps on orders and letters.

    ·        Communicates with attorneys and interested parties orally and in writing regarding additional requirements or documents needed to advance the administration of the estate or guardianship. 

    ·        Responds to calls from attorneys and interested parties for file reviews, procedural instructions and instructions to update inactive guardianships. 

    ·        Sends files and orders to the judge for signature and/or further instructions. 

    ·        Purges estates and guardianship files pending beyond the statutory guidelines and performs related administrative functions.

    The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification.


    Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, psychology, or a closely related field and three years of professional administrative related experience.  


    ·        Experience in Probate Law.

    Relevant experience and/or education may substitute for the recommended minimum qualifications on a year-for-year basis.


    ·        Working knowledge of laws, court rules, procedures and policies and legal documents and legal factors pertaining to the court of assignment.

    ·        Knowledge of the organization, operations, functions and jurisdiction of the court of assignment and case management. 

    ·        Knowledge of e-filing and e-scheduling. Knowledge of the rules of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. 

    ·        Must be highly organizes and pay close attention to details. 

    ·        Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. 

    ·        Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally. 

    ·        Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other court personnel and outside agencies, legal professionals, litigants, and the general public.


    NOTICE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on any of the protected classes.

    Americans with Disabilities (ADA): If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the interviewing process once selected, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; telephone number (561) 355-4380 at least 7 days before your scheduled either in-person or telephonic interview; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711.”


    15th Judicial Circuit Court (FL)


    205 N. Dixie Highway

    West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401


    Barbara Dawicke

    Trial Court Administrator

    Phone: 561-355-1872

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  • August 11, 2023 5:24 PM | Anonymous


    Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Curricular Focus: Subjects: Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Legal Research & Writing.

    Start Date: 2024-2025 Academic Year

    Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law (NSU Law) invites applications for two entry-level or mid-level full-time, tenure-track faculty positions for the 2024-2025 academic year. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and it is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education's criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution.

    NSU Law is looking for candidates with outstanding academic credentials who demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and for a high level of scholarly achievement and community engagement in the following subject-matter areas: Civil Procedure, Evidence and Legal Research & Writing. Qualified applicants in other, related subject-matter areas may be considered. We especially welcome candidates with backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints that will enhance diversity.Diversity is a core value at NSU. NSU Law welcomes applicants who will enrich the inclusiveness of our institution and reflect the diversity of South Florida’s community.

    NSU Law is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Candidates may also direct questions to Olympia Duhart, Associate Dean for Faculty

    Development and Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee.

  • July 17, 2023 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    The Palm Beach County County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney. Membership in The Florida Bar is required. Excellent academic record is also required. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in civil litigation is preferred, but exceptional candidates with less experience may be considered. Must have ability to represent the County in various types of civil litigation and provide legal advice to administrative and elected officials. Experience in local government law and/or commercial litigation is desired. Must have diligent work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and be a team player. PREFERENCE GIVEN TO applicants with trial experience. Great benefits, including hybrid work schedule, and a competitive salary based on experience. Please send resume no later than Friday, August 4, 2023, to David R.F. Ottey, Chief Assistant County Attorney: 300 North Dixie Highway, Litigation Division – Suite 359, West Palm Beach, FL 33401; or email to 7/31/23

  • July 17, 2023 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Leal Law is the exclusive sponsor of the Hispanic Heritage Month event for the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Palm Beach and South Palm Beach chapters), and the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association. The event is scheduled to take place on September 14, 2023.

    Founding Attorney Alberto Leal is a noted supporter of the local Hispanic community through his roles as board member of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association, frequent guest speaker at Hispanic community forums, and advocate for Latino-focused legal initiatives.

    A native of South Florida, Leal began his career as a certified legal intern for the Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit before transitioning into private practice. In 2017, Leal founded Leal Law, a boutique civil law firm representing clients in Family, Injury, Business, and Disability Law. Leal’s litigation background has helped clients with auto accident recovery, divorce, ADA Title III claims, contract disputes and TCPA claims.

  • May 02, 2023 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    Realtor Rossy Matos-Miranda is the exclusive sponsor of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association’s 2023 Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour scheduled for May 4 at Tacos al Carbon on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.

    Matos-Miranda helps families find their dream homes in the locations that meet their personal and professional needs. Her background in education, leadership in various community organizations, experience in multiple state markets, and fluency in Spanish have made Matos-Miranda a powerhouse in real estate and have given buyers and sellers in Palm Beach County a well-rounded, reliable, and compassionate friend.

    Matos-Miranda is a board member of The Hispanic Vote of Palm Beach County and the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

  • March 13, 2023 10:16 PM | Anonymous

    The Law Offices of Rafael M. Diaz, a Hispanic-Owned business in Palm Beach County, has signed on as the exclusive event sponsor for the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association’s Pig Roast scheduled for April 15, 2023 at the Cuban American Club. The Pig Roast is an annual community event celebrating Hispanic culture. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Law Offices of Rafael M. Diaz, the event will be FREE for all attendees. Attorney Rafael M. Diaz, raised in West Palm Beach, dedicates his law practice to representing injury victims in South Florida.

  • January 11, 2023 3:45 PM | Anonymous

    Associate Attorney Destiny Barbosa from Keller Melchiorre & Walsh, PLLC will be sworn in as a board member of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association at the organization’s Installation Luncheon on January 31, 2023. Barbosa is a personal injury and property damage attorney who also sits on the board of the Palm Beach County Justice Association and the Florida Justice Association’s Women’s Caucus. Keller Melchiorre & Walsh, a South Florida injury and criminal defense law firm, is one of PBCHBA’s top sponsors for the Installation

  • December 29, 2022 1:48 PM | Anonymous

    Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA sets record with top annual sponsorship of the PBC Hispanic Bar Association

    Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, a prominent personal injury law firm in Palm Beach County, has signed on as the top-level “Tango” annual sponsor for the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association in 2023. The firm’s contribution doubles the top sponsorships from previous years and follows their own record-breaking sponsorship of the Justice Labarga Gala in October 2022. Searcy Denney is also a “Cha Cha” sponsor for the Board of Directors Installation Luncheon slated for January 31, 2023. Shareholder Mariano Garcia is a past president of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association and will take on the role of advisor in 2023. Born in Argentina, Garcia is known for helping the Latino community by advocating for Hispanic injury victims as well as volunteering for Latino nonprofit organizations.   

    We hope you will take a moment to review our newsletter by clicking the picture below. 

  • December 29, 2022 1:48 PM | Anonymous

    Partner at Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers to introduce PBC Hispanic Bar Association Board of Directors at 2023 Installation Luncheon

    Nelson Báez, partner at Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers and past president of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association, will introduce the 2023 PBCHBA Board of Directors at the Association’s annual Installation Luncheon scheduled for January 31, 2023. Báez is a former prosecutor who represents accident victims in Palm Beach County and all of South Florida. A native of Puerto Rico, Báez is a noted supporter of the local Hispanic community through his former leadership roles in PBCHBA as well as his current board service with the Guatemalan Maya Center. Báez, together with his partners, Scott Smith and Marci Ball, are the top-level “Mambo” sponsors for the PBCHBA Installation Luncheon. The firm has also signed on as an annual “Bachata” sponsor of the Association.

  • December 29, 2022 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    Managing Partner of Gonz.Law Group will showcase DJing skills at the PBC Hispanic Bar Association Board of Directors Installation Luncheon

    Robert “Bobby” Gonzalez, managing partner of Gonz.Law Group, will lend his music skills to the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association as DJ and top-level sponsor for the Board of Directors Installation Luncheon on January 31, 2023. Gonzalez is a bilingual civil trial attorney focused on personal injury and complex medical cases. His other practice areas include aviation law, maritime law, and commercial litigation. In addition to running a successful law firm, Gonzalez is a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Worth Beach and a frequent contributor to local community events and organizations.

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