The Corrections Litigation Bureau, General Civil Litigation Division, of the Office of the Attorney General, is comprised of trial attorneys who represent the State of Florida and its employees in civil actions brought on behalf of or by inmates in Florida’s correctional institutions. Representation primarily involves defending lawsuits alleging civil rights violations, typically under the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. The attorneys in this branch also defend the constitutionality of state statutes and handle extraordinary writ petitions. The practice encompasses the full range of a trial practice, from initial pleadings in federal and state courts through trial and appeals.
The Corrections Litigation Bureau is one of the very few practice areas in the Office of the Attorney General where entry level (first year) attorneys are considered for employment. This dynamic practice gives young attorneys excellent opportunities for trial experience, as well as significant appellate experience
For more information concerning this branch, please call (850) 414-3300.