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Date

July 24, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

08065

Position Title

Senior Law Clerk - District Court (Central Staff Attorney)

Job Location

Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Florida

Salary Range

$3,436.29 Monthly*,
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

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.

*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.

Competencies

Special Comments

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.


SALARY

  • 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.