Share this Job


Date: Dec 13, 2019

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 87503 

Agency: State Courts System


Position Number: 22008694 

Salary:  $52,116.20 - $66,481.71 

Posting Closing Date: 05/14/2020 

Job Location

Second District Court of Appeal, Tampa, Florida

Salary Range

$52,116.02 - $66,481.71

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 an excellent academic record.

Membership in the Florida Bar.

Participation in law review or law journal strongly preferred.


Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Exceptional writing and research skills. Ability to analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details, digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing. Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, impartiality, and honesty in handling matters before the court. Ability to work effectively with others.

Special Comments

Actual position classification and beginning salary based on experience.

District Court Staff Attorney - $4,343.00, monthly.

District Court Senior Staff Attorney - $4,925.17, monthly (at least 2 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to membership in The Florida Bar).

District Court Career Attorney - $5,540.14, monthly (at least 5 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to membership in The Florida Bar).

  • Excellent legal research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Ability to grasp, comprehend, analyze, and formulate complex legal arguments.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate legal concepts orally and in writing. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the English language.
  • Must exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and handle matters with honesty and impartiality.
  • Time management skills and the ability to work both independently and with others.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word strongly preferred.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample, by email to:

2DCA_HR  Please note JUDICIAL LAW CLERK in the subject line of your e-mail.

Additional Information Contact:  Jodie Siemen or Jo Haynes / Telephone: 863-940-6050


All offers of employment will be conditioned upon a satisfactory criminal history check.


Equal Opportunity Employer: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, or disability.


Florida Relay Service (Voice) 800-955-8770, (TDD) 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.

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: Lakeland