Current Job Opportunity
August 27, 2018
Open Until Filled
Career Staff Attorney - District Court
Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Florida
$45,817.20 - $59,607 Annually*;
$41,235.48 Annually*, if awaiting results of Florida Bar or prior to taking Florida Bar exam.
This is professional work of considerable responsibility conducting legal research activities for Judges of a District
Court of Appeal. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of broadly diverse legal issues
brought before the court. Working relationships are established primarily with judges, other law clerks, the Clerk and
secretarial staff within the court.
*This is professional and highly responsible work as a member of a team of two staff attorneys in the Clerk’s Office of the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of a variety of legal issues relating to motions and appellate jurisdiction. The Clerk’s Office Staff Attorneys’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Screening new appellate cases for timeliness, jurisdiction, and other pending related cases
Recommending issuance of the appropriate orders following screening
Recommending action to the court on dispositive and non-dispositive motions
Preparation and review of Court orders and/or assistance with order language
Review of proposed Court opinions
Addressing questions relating to the confidentiality of court records
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an accredited law school, class standing in the upper 25%, and significant writing and editing experience in law school. If accepted for employment, a law school graduate must take and pass the Florida Bar Examination as a condition of employment. Two years of professional experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Exceptional research and writing 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 attorneys and non-attorneys on a consistent, daily basis.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no longer than 7 pages, and law school and undergraduate transcripts in PDF format to email@example.com. All submissions must contain all necessary paperwork. Additionally, the subject line of the email must read: Staff Attorney Application.
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.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please contact Marshal Daniel DiGiacomo at (561) 242-2000.