Current Job Opportunity


December 14, 2017

Closing Date

February 28, 2018

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk_

Job Location

Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, Jacksonville, Florida

Salary Range

$3,818.10 Monthly*;
$3,436.29 Monthly*, 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. 

*Assist state court judges with reviewing criminal and civil case files; researching legal issues; drafting proposed orders, memoranda and reports; attending hearings; advising on pending litigation, including pretrial and postconviction motions, county court appeals and capital cases.

Education and Training Guidelines

Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

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


Data Responsibility:
Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.

People Responsibility:
Counsels, instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.

Communications Requirements:
Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional groups.

Complexity of Work: 
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking, scientific, medical, or legal practice to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with moderate impact, may affect those in organization and general public.

Equipment Usage:
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing. 

Special Comments

Possess excellent research, writing, proofreading, citation and communication skills.

Have strong organization and time management skills and effectively prioritize pending assignments.

Excercise discretion, confidentiality and honesty in court matters.

Maintain high ethical and professional standards.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application located at, a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample not to exceed five (5) pages by U.S. Mail to:

Debra Marchant, H.R. Manager
Duval County Courthouse
501 West Adams Street, Room 6200
Jacksonville, Florida 32202 
(904)360-8516 (FAX)

A copy of each applicant’s law school transcripts, proof of Florida Bar Membership, and a (brief) writing sample is required in order to be considered for this position.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

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.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.