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Date

February 24, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

08924

Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location

Third Judicial Circuit Court, Lake City, Florida

Salary Range

$45,817.20 Annually*;
$41,235.48 Annually*, if awaiting results of Florida Bar or prior to taking Florida Bar exam.

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the judiciary with case management, pending litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. The position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. The position works under general supervision of the Chief Judge or designee.

*The position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders, and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. The largest portion of a law clerk’s assignment focuses on pro se postconviction motions.

Education and Training Guidelines

Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required

Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.

Competencies

Special Comments

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate complex legal issues in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing; Ability to research and apply Florida law; Ability to work independently and as part of the law clerk team; Ability to prioritize assignments and produce timely and accurate work product; Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters in accordance with Court Administration policies, the Rules Regulating Florida Bar, the Florida Statutes, and the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, State of Florida job application, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample should be submitted to:

Jenn Lussier, General Services
Administrative Office of the Courts
173 NE Hernando Ave., RM 408
Lake City, Florida 32055

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.

If you need accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call Lisa Butler at (386)754-7107. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at (800)955-8771. The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check. EOE.