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Senior Associate Editor, Litigation (FL)

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial 3/27/2018 4:29:01 PM Tampa, FL United States of America
Job Description

Practical Law is looking for a Senior Associate Editor to research, draft, edit, and publish Florida state content for its Litigation web service.  The Senior Associate Editor will:

  • Work with Florida Senior Legal Editors to draft, edit, and update Florida-specific litigation resources, including practice guidance notes, checklists, standard documents, and other state-specific legal content in accordance with Practical Law writing style.
  • Carry out search trawls of numerous websites and other sources for current developments, court rules, and other potential topics for the Florida Litigation team.
  • Edit Florida-specific litigation resources to conform with Practical Law’s writing style.
  • Develop ideas for new Florida state litigation content to be published on Practical Law.
  • Liaise with external authors regarding original contributions and updates of Practical Law resources.
  • Work with Practical Law editors on drafting, editing, and updating brief bank summaries and other resources concerning federal litigation practice.
  • Maintain and manage internal progress charts, databases, and folders.
  • Provide additional editorial support for the Litigation service as required.


  • A J.D. degree and three (3) to six (6) years’ experience working as a litigation attorney in a law firm or as in-house counsel, and general expertise in Florida state litigation procedure.
  • Extensive experience drafting, filing, and serving litigation-related documents. 
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • A good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm attorneys, in-house counsel, and the legal market in general.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines.
  • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
    • very close attention to detail;
    • impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and
    • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
  • Knowledge in the following areas is strongly preferred: 
    • Florida state court civil procedure;
    • Florida electronic filing rules and procedures;
    • local court procedures (e.g., how to commence an action, how to notice a motion for hearing);
    • documents required for particular court filings and other litigation events; and
    • commercial litigation.
  • Experience in the following areas is strongly preferred:
    • drafting litigation documents such as pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and appellate briefs;
    • serving and filing court documents;
    • taking and defending depositions;
    • arguing motions and other applications in Florida circuit court;
    • counseling clients in litigation avoidance, mitigation, management, and settlement; and
    • alternative dispute resolution.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to submit a writing sample.

This role will be located remotely in a home office based in Florida.

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