Current Job Opportunity


May 7, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Law Clerk - District Court

Job Location

First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$3,436.29 Monthly*;
Not Certified.

*$3,818.10 Monthly, if Certified *The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
*Actual position classification and beginning salary is 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, top 10% of class.


Special Comments


  • Entry level Law Clerk $3,818.10 (Monthly); $3,436.29 (Monthly - Applicants who have not yet passed the Florida Bar)
  • Senior Law Clerk (at least 2 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to passing the Florida Bar exam) $4,465.48 (Monthly)
  • Career Attorney (at least 5 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to passing the Florida Bar Exam) $4,967.25 (Monthly)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills.  

Ability to work independently.  

Ability to maintain a large caseload and meet deadlines.  

Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures.

Ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual matters.  

Ability to perform exacting work, attentive to details.  

Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts.  

Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court.  

Ability to work effectively with judges and court staff.

How to Apply

Submit a State of Florida application, cover letter, resume, law school transcripts (copies accepted), list of references and a substantive writing sample less than 20 pages in length, to:

Marshal's Office
First District Court of Appeal
2000 Drayton Drive
Tallahassee, FL  32399


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 (850) 488-8136 in advance.  Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.