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Current Job Opportunity


November 6, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Law Clerk, Central Staff

Job Location

Second District Court of Appeal, Tampa Florida

Salary Range

$45,817.20 - $59,607.00 Annually**

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 with excellent academic standing; Law Review, journal, or significant law school writing and editing experience preferred.  Although membership in The Florida Bar is preferred, applicants with excellent credentials who are awaiting admission will be considered.

Special Comments

*Position located in Lakeland with potential for relocation to Tampa.
**Position classification and beginning salary will be based on experience ($41,235.48 if not a member of the bar.)

The successful applicant will report to the Director of Central Staff and will be part of a team of eleven attorneys who comprise the Central Staff Department.
This position requires an attorney who has excellent research, writing, and editing skills.  The attorney will be required to prepare in-depth analyses on a variety of legal issues and must be able to present ideas orally and in writing to the judges of the court.  Time management skills and the ability to work effectively with others are crucial.  All attorneys at the court must maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, and handle matters honestly and impartially.  Comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word. Ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze exacting work, attentive to details. Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, appellate rules and procedures.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, a cover letter, resume and verification of education by e-mail to                                      

Please note "Central Staff Vacancy" in the subject line of your e-mail.

For additional information, please contact Jo Haynes or Jodie Siemen at (863)940-6050.

Fax: (863)413-2649

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying.

Applications 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.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.

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

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.