Current Job Opportunity
February 21, 2017
March 30, 2017
Trial Court Law Clerk (Staff Attorney)
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Tampa, Florida
$3,436.29 Monthly*, if awaiting results of Florida Bar or prior to taking Florida Bar exam.
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the judiciary with case management, pending
litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. The position is responsible for drafting memoranda,
opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending
litigation and issues. The position works under general supervision of the Chief Judge or designee.
*The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking to fill a judicial staff attorney position in Tampa, Florida. The successful applicant will assist state court judges with legal research, drafting of proposed orders and other related assignments. It is intended that the position will be assigned to the criminal division, primarily assisting with post- conviction relief matters.
Education and Training Guidelines
Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required
Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.
Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school or enrollment in the final semester or quarter of law school is a requirement
Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, proofreading and communication skills. Applicants must also have strong organizational and time management skills and be able to effectively prioritize pending assignments. Discretion, honesty and confidentiality in handling matters before the court are essential.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and a résumé. A State of Florida Employment Application may also be submitted but is not required at
this time. Application materials should be sent to the circuit’s Legal Department at LegalDepartment@fljud13.org or to:
800 East Twiggs Street, Suite 603,
Tampa, Florida 33602
Submission by e-mail, with attachments in Microsoft Word or Portable Document Format (PDF), is preferred. Application materials must include law school class rank. Materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.
The State of Florida is an Equal
Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the
If an accommodation is needed to participate in the application process, please call (813) 272-6330 or use the Florida Relay Service (TTY): 1-800-955-8771, in advance.