Current Job Opportunity
November 22, 2017
Open Until Filled
Career Staff Attorney
Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Florida
$45,817.20 - $59,607 Annually*;
$41,235.48 Annually*, if awaiting results of Florida Bar or prior to taking Florida Bar exam.
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.
*Central Staff Attorneys serve as law clerks to all the judges and work on a variety of matters for the Court. Attorneys are supervised by the Chief Judge and the Director of Central Staff.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an accredited law school, preferably in the upper 10% of law school class with law review or comparable
Two-year commitment required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Exceptional legal research and writing skills, the ability to discern and analyze complex legal issues, and an ability to write clearly, succinctly and effectively are absolutely required. Familiarity with appellate jurisdiction, practice, and procedure is desirable. Experience with extraordinary writ petitions, non-final appeals, and post-conviction law is preferred.
How to Apply
Submit a State of Florida application, cover letter, resume, a writing sample and references, to:
subject line of the email must read: Central Staff Attorney Application. ONLY those application emails with the
correct subject line will be considered.
State of Florida applications are available at the Fourth District Court of Appeal or by accessing the website: http://www.4dca.org.
Serious inquiries only.
Applicant is subject to a background 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.
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE (VOICE) 1-800-955-8770.
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE (TDD) 1-800-955-8771.