Current Job Opportunity


June 9, 2017

Closing Date

June 23, 2017

Position Number


Position Title

Career Attorney - District Court

Job Location

First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$59,607.00 Annually*
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

This is professional work of considerable responsibility conducting legal research activities for Judges of a District Court of Appeal. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of broadly diverse legal issues brought before the court. Working relationships are established primarily with judges, other law clerks, the Clerk and secretarial staff within the court.

Education and Training Guidelines


Special Comments


$45,817.20 annually ($41,235.48 prior to Florida Bar admission) up to $59,607.00. Payment above the minimum dependent on experience.

  • Entry level Law Clerk $3,818.10 (Monthly); $3,436.29 (Monthly - Applicants who have not yet passed the Florida Bar)
  • Senior Law Clerk (at least 2 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to passing the Florida Bar exam) $4,465.48 (Monthly)
  • Career Attorney (at least 5 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to passing the Florida Bar Exam) $4,967.25 (Monthly)

How to Apply

Submit an application, cover letter, application, resume, list of references, law school transcript (unofficial copy acceptable), and writing sample (preferably not a brief) to:

Marshal’s Office
First District Court of Appeal
2000 Drayton Drive
Tallahassee, FL  32399
Fax: 850-488-8136

Applications and inquiries should be directed to the Marshal's Office.  For additional information, contact Leslie Tharp at (850)717-8131.

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, or disability.

If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call (850) 488-8136 in advance. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.