Current Job Opportunity


July 9, 2014

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Law Clerk (District Court)

Job Location

Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, 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.


Law clerk will write judicial bench memoranda of law and perform additional legal research as needed.

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


Class standing in upper 20%; law review or other journal experience; honors graduate or the equivalent.  

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and a list of references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Applications and inquiries should be emailed, to Kate Simmons, Judicial Assistant for Judge Levine, at or mailed to:


Honorable Spencer D. Levine

Fourth District Court of Appeal

1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


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 Kate Simmons at telephone number (561) 242-2000; 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.