Current Job Opportunity
Readvertisement, Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.
July 26, 2017
August 1, 2017
Career Attorney - District Court
First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee, Florida
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
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.
*This is professional work of considerable responsibility conducting legal research, writing and case management activities in the Writs and Motions Unit of the Central Staff of the First District Court of Appeal. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgement in the analysis of broadly diverse legal issues brought before the court. The successful candidate will handle a high volume of work under short deadlines. Working relationships are established primarily with judges, other law clerks, the Clerk and administrative staff within the court. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of the Central Staff Unit.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar with five years of experience in the practice of law immediatley preceding appointment to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Exceptional writing and research skills.
Knowledge of legal publications and the ability to use them efficiently.
Thorough knowledge of the English language.
Ability to reason logically and analytically.
Ability to grasp, comprehend and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details.
Ability to perform exacting work, attentive to details.
Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
Ability to excerise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality and honesty in handling matters before the court.
Ability to work effectively with others.
How to Apply
Submit an application, cover letter, application, resume, list of references, law school transcript (unofficial copy acceptable), and substantive writing sample less than 20 pages in length to:
First District Court of Appeal
2000 Drayton Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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.