The Office of General Counsel is committed to remaining one of the top law firms in Jacksonville and one of the finest public law offices in the country. In order to achieve this we are committed to staffing our office with the finest attorneys. The Office of General Counsel does not hire lawyers directly upon graduation from law school, but only hires attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specific areas of the law. In addition to proficiency in specific practice areas, we are looking for lawyers with strong academic backgrounds, private or governmental practice backgrounds in their practice areas, or other diverse experience. Many of our attorneys previously practiced for large national or regional law firms before joining our office.

Our attorneys have graduated from the following law schools:
American University, Catholic University, Emory, Florida Coastal School of Law, Florida State University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Georgia State University, Harvard University, Mercer University, Stetson University, University of Florida, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin and Vanderbilt.

Working in the Office of General Counsel gives attorneys an opportunity to work in a truly unique government law office. The type of clients that we represent in Jacksonville’s consolidated government allows us to handle challenging and complex legal issues that effect the quality of life in our community.

If you feel that you meet the high standards that we seek, and wish to inquire about a position as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, please review the available positions at the City's webpage located at www.coj.net.