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Date: Feb 20, 2019

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33801

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Requisition No: 52695 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: SENIOR LAW CLERK - DISTRICT COURT - 22000080

Position Number: 22000080 

Salary:  $45,817.20 - $59,607 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 07/18/2019 

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 and membership in the Florida Bar.

*Graduation from an accredited law school with excellent academic standing; Law Review, journal, or significant law school writing and editing experience preferred. 
Special Comments

*Position classification and beginning salary will be based on experience.

Exceptional legal research, writing, and editing skills.
Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, appellate rules and procedures.
Ability to grasp, comprehend, and analyze an exacting work, attentive to details.
Ability to digest and communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing.  Thorough knowledge of the English language.
Must exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and handle matters before the court with honesty and impartiality.
Time management skills and the ability to work effectively and with others are crucial.

Comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

SALARY:   $45,817.20 - $59,607.00 Actual position classification and beginning salary based on experience.


  • Law Clerk - $3,818.10, monthly.
  • Senior Law Clerk - $4,465.48, monthly (at least 2 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to membership in The Florida Bar).
  • Career Attorney - $4,967.25, monthly (at least 5 years’ experience in the practice of law, subsequent to membership in The Florida Bar).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This position requires an attorney who has excellent research, writing, and editing skills. The attorney will be required to prepare in-depth analyses on a variety of legal issues and must be able to present ideas orally and in writing to the judges of the court. Time management skills and the ability to work effectively with others are crucial.  All attorneys at the court must maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, and handle matters honestly and impartially.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, by e-mail to  Please put Judicial Law Clerk in the subject line of your e-mail.


For additional information, please contact Jodie Siemen or Jo Haynes at (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

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