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Date

July 11, 2014

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

08649

Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Panama City, Florida

Salary Range

$43,403.40 annually*

*($39,063.06 annually if applicant has not been admitted to the Florida Bar.

Job Description

The essential function of the position 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 the general supervision of the Chief Judge or designee.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
(Omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Conducts legal research of substantive and procedural legal matters and drafts/prepares legal documents, such as opinions, judgments, post-conviction orders, memoranda, or orders concerning extraordinary writs;
  • Drafts proposed orders for motions filed in and issues arising during death penalty cases; drafts proposed orders imposing a life-or-death sentence in death penalty cases;
  • Reviews files, evidence, depositions, pleadings, motions, legal briefs, and memoranda of law, proposed orders, and other related documentation in order to advise judges in a variety of legal areas; and
  • Provides immediate legal research and recommendations required by judges conducting court sessions.

Education and Training Guidelines

EDUCATION

Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
 
EXPERIENCE
None
 
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.*

Competencies

Special Comments

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

SEND A STATE OF FLORIDA APPLICATION, COVER LETTER, RESUME, WRITING SAMPLE, AND VERIFICATION OF EDUCATION (I.E. COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS, DEGREES, ETC.) TO THE CONTACT BELOW:

 

Robyn H. Gable

Court Administration

Post Office Box 1089

Panama City, Florida 32402-1089

 

Applications are being accepted until the position is 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 Robyn Gable at telephone number (850) 747-8338; 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.