Current Job Opportunity


October 31, 2017

Closing Date

November 27, 2017

Position Number

11416, 08372

Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk (Staff Attorney)

Job Location

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Tampa, Florida

Salary Range

$3,818.10 Monthly*;
$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.

Job Description

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.

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.


Special Comments

Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school or enrollment in the final semester or quarter of law school is a requirement for applying.

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 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 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 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 workplace.

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.