Current Job Opportunity
July 24, 2018
Open Until Filled
Senior Law Clerk - District Court (Central Staff Attorney)
Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Florida
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
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.
*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. Three-year commitment required.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduate from an accredited law school preferably in the upper 10% of law school class with law review or comparable experience.
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.
- 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)
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, State of Florida application, resume, writing sample, and references by email to CSAttorney4DCA@flcourts.org. The subject line of the email must read:
“Central Staff Attorney Application”. ONLY those application emails with the correct subject line will
be considered. APPLICATION SUBMITTED THROUGH PEOPLE FIRST WILL NOT BE ACCEPETED.
State of Florida applications are available at the Fourth District Court of Appeal or by accessing the web site: 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.