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Date

April 11, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

01669

Position Title

Law Clerk - District Court

Job Location

Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Florida

Salary Range

$45,556.08 Annually *The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The successful applicant will report to the Director of Central Staff and will be part of a team of eleven attorneys who comprise the Central Staff Department. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of a variety of legal issues brought before the court. Working relationships are established primarily with judges, other law clerks, the Clerk and secretarial staff within the court. Work is performed under the direction and general supervision of a Judge and is reviewed in progress as required and upon completion.

Education and Training Guidelines

Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar.

Competencies

Special Comments

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Legal research skills. Comprehensive knowledge of legal publicationability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze exacting work, attentive to details. Ability to cut through and discern legal issues in matters before the court. Exceptional reading and writing skills. Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing.  Thorough knowledge of the English language. Must exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court. Ability to work effectively with others.

How to Apply

Submit a State of Florida application, cover letter, resume, a writing sample and references, to:  lawclerkemplyapps@flcourts.org

All offers of employment will be conditioned upon a satisfactory criminal history check.

THE FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT INVIDIOUSLY DISCRIMINATE IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF RACE, RELIGION, SEX, AGE, ETHNIC ORIGIN, PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT, OR ANY OTHER GROUND FORBIDDEN BY LAW.

Note: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application and selection process, please call 561-242-2000 in advance.

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