Current Job Opportunity
May 7, 2019
June 5, 2019
Trial Court Law Clerk
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida
$3,469.29 - $3,818.10 Monthly
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.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school or enrollment in the final semester or quarter of law school is a requirement for applying. If the successful applicant is not a member of The Florida Bar at the time of hire, he or she must become a Florida Bar member within one year of the hire date.
Refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations. Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings. Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.
Refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position. Counsels, instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.
Refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization. Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.
Deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols. Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.
Involves the ability to read, write, and speak. Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional groups.
Complexity of Work:
Addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.
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:
Refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals. Makes decisions with moderate impact, may affect those in organization and general public.
Refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics. 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.
The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking to fill a judicial staff attorney position in Tampa, Florida with an expected start date in early September 2019. The successful applicant will assist state court circuit judges in the Unified Family Court divisions (family law, violence injunctions, delinquency and dependency) with legal research, drafting of proposed orders and judgments and other related assignments. Preference will be given to applicants who have more than two years’ experience in family law or dependency law or both.
Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, proofreading and communication skills. Applicants must also exhibit strong organizational and time management skills and be able to effectively prioritize pending assignments.
Discretion, honesty and confidentiality in handling matters before the court are essential.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit a cover letter and a résumé that includes law school class rank. Applicants may also submit a State of Florida employment application and recommendation letters but these items are not required at this time. All application materials should be submitted in one PDF document attachment sent to the circuit’s Legal Department at RecruitmentLegalDepartment@fljud13.org. Materials must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
If an accommodation is needed to participate in the application process, please call (813) 272-6330 or use the Florida Relay Service (TTY): 1-800-955-8771, in advance.