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Date: Dec 1, 2019

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Requisition No: 83502 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: TRIAL COURT LAW CLERK - 22008141

Position Number: 22008141 

Salary:  $48,925.20 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2019 

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.



Education and Training Guidelines


Refers to job specific training and education that is recommended for entry into the position. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.



Refers to the amount of related work experience that is recommended for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the required tasks. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience. None


Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required

Refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.


Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire.



Data Responsibility:

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.


People Responsibility:

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.


Assets Responsibility:

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.


Mathematical Requirements:

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.


Communications Requirements:

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.


Equipment Usage:

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.


Special Comments

Assist state court judges with reviewing criminal and civil case files; researching legal issues; drafting proposed orders, memoranda and reports; attending hearings; advising on pending litigation, including post-conviction motions, county court appeals and capital cases.

  • Possess excellent research, writing, proofreading, citation and communication skills.
  • Have strong organizational and time management skills and effectively prioritize pending assignments.
  • Exercise discretion, confidentiality, and honesty in handling court matters.
  • Maintain high ethical and professional standards.


This position is open until filled.



*$45,817.20 annually (Florida Bar Member), plus benefits  

(10% awaiting Florida Bar Association membership)



How to Apply

Please submit a State of Florida application located at, a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample not to exceed five (5) pages by mail, email or fax:

Debra Marchant, H.R. Manager

Duval County Courthouse

501 West Adams Street, Room 6200

Jacksonville, FL 32202


Fax:   (904)360-8516


 If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please call:   

  • (904) 255-1695 or
  • Use the Florida Relay Service (TTY): 1-800-955-8771, in advance.


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

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). 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.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville