Current Job Opportunity


October 2, 2019

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Law Clerk

Job Location

First District Court of Appeal; Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$3,436.29 - $4,967.25 monthly

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.

Education and Training Guidelines

Graduation from an accredited law school. Excellent academic credentials required.  Law journal or moot court experience preferred.



Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills.  Ability to work independently.  Ability to maintain a large caseload and meet deadlines.  Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, and court rules and procedures. Ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual matters.  Ability to perform exacting work, attentive to details.  Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts.  Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court.  Ability to work effectively with judges and court staff. 

Special Comments

Law Clerk/Senior Law Clerk/Career Attorney for Judge Thomas D. Winokur, for a position beginning November 2019.

SALARY: Law clerks are paid according to the Florida State Court System Appellate Law Clerk Pay Plan, which currently provides as follows-

  • Entry level Law Clerk $3,818.10 (Monthly)  $3,436.29 (Monthly - Applicants who have not yet passed the Florida Bar)
  • Senior Law Clerk (at least 2 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to passing the Florida Bar Exam)  $4,465.48 (Monthly)
  • Career Attorney (at least 5 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to passing the Florida Bar Exam) $4,967.25 (Monthly) 

How to Apply


Submit a cover letter, resume, completed State of Florida Employment Application, law school transcript (copy accepted), writing sample, and references to:

Judge Thomas D. Winokur

First District Court of Appeal

2000 Drayton Drive

Tallahassee, FL  32399


For Additional Information Contact: Leslie Tharp, 850-717-8131


 If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call (850) 488 – 8136 in advance.  The First District Court of Appeal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.  The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.