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Date

March 14, 2017

Closing Date

March 27, 2017

Position Number

09348

Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Orlando, 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.

*This position assists the judiciary with legal research and writing, case management, pending civil litigation, appellate cases and post-conviction cases.  Some routine administrative tasks are required as well.  Work can be in both criminal and civil areas and is high volume.  The position provides legal research for assigned judges and others, as needed, and drafts memoranda and proposed orders.  The position requires knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures, as well as, the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely, both verbally and in writing.  Must be able to work independently - work in the courtroom is very limited.  Position may be located in either Orange or Osceola County.

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

The position requires knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures, as well as, the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to work independently - work in the courtroom is very limited. Position may be located in either Orange or Osceola County. Must be proficient in Word and Westlaw.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, State of Florida job application, resume, law school transcript, and two short writing samples should be submitted to to Human Resources Department.

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 Human Resources (407) 836-2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

Web: http://NinthCircuit.org