Current Job Opportunity


July 8, 2014

Closing Date

July 23, 2014

Position Number


Position Title

Law Clerk (District Court)

Job Location

First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$3,796.34 Monthly*

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary of $45,556.08 annually ($41,008.88 annually prior to Florida Bar admission).

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 and membership in the Florida Bar.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Exceptional writing and research skills. Ability to analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details, digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing. Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court. Ability to work effectively with others.


Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required

Candidates must be members of The Florida Bar or applicants for admission. 


Special Comments


Preference will be given to candidates with excellent academic credentials as well as demonstrated superior research, writing, and analytical skills.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and a list of references. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.


Applications and inquiries should be emailed, to Betsy Breeden, Judicial Assistant for Judge Marstiller, at or mailed to:


Honorable Simone Marstiller

First District Court of Appeal

2000 Drayton Drive

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0950


Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 23, 2014


If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the interviewing process once selected, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Marshal’s office at telephone number (850) 487-1000; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.


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.