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Current Job Opportunity


March 8, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Law Clerk - District Court

Job Location

Fifth District Court of Appeal

Salary Range

$3,146.36 Monthly*; Not Certified. *$3,610.93 Monthly, if Certified *The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary. *Actual position classification and beginning salary is based on experience.

Job Description

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. 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 and membership in the Florida Bar.

Special Comments

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit an application to be kept on file for consideration for all law clerk positions arising during the year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures.  Legal research skills.  Comprhensive knowledge of legal publications and the ability to use them effectively.  Ability to reason logically and analytically.  The ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual matters.  Ability to perform exacting work, attentive to details. Ability to cut through and discern legal issues in matters before the court.  Exceptional reading skills.  Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing. Ability to excercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court.  Ability to work effectively with others.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application, cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transripts(copies accepted) a writing sample and references to:

Justine Siezega, Deputy Marshal
300 South Beach Street
Daytona, Florida  32114

State of Florida applications are also available at the Fifth District Court of Appeal, or by accessing the web site:  Application packages are not accepted by email or by FAX. 

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 11:59 pm on the closing date.
The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

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

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the contact person listed the announcement. Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.