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Date:  Sep 7, 2022

TAMPA, FL, US, 33602

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Requisition No: 709581 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008953

Position Number: 22008953 

Salary:  $51,557.43 - $92,803.37 Annually* 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2022 

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit; Tampa, Florida


Job Description

The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is seeking to fill a judicial staff attorney position in Tampa, Florida. The successful applicant will assist state court circuit judges in the Unified Family Court divisions (adoption, delinquency, dependency family law, and violence injunctions) with legal research, drafting of proposed orders and judgments and other related assignments.


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.


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 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.


Special Comments

*Salary will be 10% below minimum if not passed Florida Bar.


The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance.  Visit the website at benefits of working for the State of Florida.



Submit a cover letter and résumé that includes law school class rank.

May also submit a State of Florida employment application and recommendation letters; however, these items are not required at this time.

Submit all application materials in one PDF document attachment by e-mail to the circuit’s Legal Department at

Materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Mailing address is Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 800 East Twiggs Street, Suite 605G, Tampa, Florida 33602.

To learn more about the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida visit the website at

For additional information about this job opportunity contact Kevin Foster by phone at 813-272-5477 or 813-272-6330.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number 813-272-6330 or as indicated for each respective position.

Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: (Voice) 1-800-955-8770, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE: 711.

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: Tampa