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Current Job Opportunity


December 13, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Law Clerk

Job Location

Third Judicial Circuit Court

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.
*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 largest portion of a law clerk’s assignment focuses on pro se postconviction motions.

Education and Training Guidelines

Education, Experience, Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations: 

  •  Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Requires membership in good standing with the Florida Bar or a membership with the Florida Bar 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.

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
Ability to communicate complex legal issues in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing; Ability to research and apply Florida law; Ability to work independently and as part of the law clerk team; Ability to prioritize assignments and produce timely and accurate work product; Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters in accordance with Court Administration policies, the Rules Regulating Florida Bar, the Florida Statutes, and the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through the People First System and include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a copy of college degrees or transcripts. Incomplete applications may not be considered.The People First website is as follows:

Please note:  If you need accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call Lisa Butler at (386)754-7107.  Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at (800)955-8771.  The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.  EOE.