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Date

January 9, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

08694

Position Title

Law Clerk - District Court

Job Location

Second District Court of Appeal, Tampa Florida

Salary Range

$45,817.20 - $59,607 Annually*;
Actual position classification and beginning salary based on experience.

Job Description

This is professional and highly responsible work conducting legal research activities for a Judge of a District Court of Appeal. 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. Membership in The Florida Bar is preferred.  Past participation in law review or law journal is required.

Competencies

Special Comments

*The position commences March 2018.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Exceptional legal research, writing, knowledge of the Blue Book rules, and editing skills.

Ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze exacting work, attentive to details. 

Must exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and handle matters before the court with honesty and impartiality. 

Time management skills and the ability to work effectively with others are crucial. 

Comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume, combined into one .pdf file by email to: 2DCA_HR@flcourts.org.  Please put "LAW CLERK APPLICATION" in the subject line of the e-mail.

For additional information, please contact:

Mary Siegel or Jo Haynes
Email: 2DCA_HR@flcourts.org
Telephone: (863)940-6050

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying.

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.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.