Current Job Opportunity


February 16, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location

Fifth Judicial Circuit Court, Brooksville, Florida

Salary Range

$3,818.10 Monthly*;
$3,436.29 Monthly*, if awaiting results of Florida Bar or prior to taking Florida Bar exam.

*Annual Salary Range $41,235.48 - $59,607

*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. Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures.  Legal research skills.  Comprehensive knowledge of legal publications and the ability to use them efficiently.  Ability to reason logically and analytically.  The ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details.  Ability to perform exacting work, attentive to issues in matters before the court.  Exceptional reading skills.  Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing.  Ability to excercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality and honesty in handling matters before the court.  Ability to work effectively with others.

Special Comments

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, verification of required education (i.e., copy of high school diploma, college degree or college transcript) and three references to:

Office of the Court Administrator
Robin Hamel, Court Operations Consultant
Lake County Judicial Center
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 253-1607

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying.  Your application must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date.

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.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call (352)253-1607. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.