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Date:  Jan 27, 2023


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Requisition No: 773946 

Agency: State Courts System


Position Number: 22001669 

Salary:  $62,281.69-$112,107.04 

Posting Closing Date: 05/01/2023 



Position Title


Law Clerk (hybrid in-person/remote work option may be available)




The Fourth District Court of Appeal is in downtown West Palm Beach. The Court is located across the street from the West Palm Beach Tri-Rail Station and approximately 1/2 mile from the West Palm Beach Brightline Station.

Starting Annual Salary


Commensurate with Experience:

  • $54,919.86 – Entry Level (10% less if not a member of the Florida Bar)
  • $62,281.69 – Member of the Florida Bar with at least two years of experience in the practice of law
  • $70,058.39 – Member of the Florida Bar with at least five years of experience in the practice of law



A comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits including 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 $25,000 term life insurance. For additional information on the benefits available to State of Florida employees visit:


Job Description


The Fourth District Court of Appeal is seeking a professional and highly responsible individual for immediate hire as a Chambers’ Law Clerk. Work involves considerable interpretation and judgment in the analysis of a variety of legal issues. The Law Clerk’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Analyze legal issues
    • Prepare legal memoranda with summaries of facts and arguments
    • Discuss legal analysis with Judges and Staff
    • Draft orders and opinions


    • Review of proposed Court opinions before release
    • Review case records and filings

Working relationships are established primarily with the staff of the Chambers’, your assigned Judge, and other court staff. Work is performed independently under the direction and general supervision of the assigned Judge.

Education and Training Guidelines


Graduation from an accredited law school, class standing in the upper 10%, and significant writing and editing experience in law school. Although membership in the Florida Bar is preferred, qualified candidates who are pending admission will be considered. Law Review, Journal, Moot Court, or other significant law school writing and editing experience is also preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures. Exceptional research and writing skills. Ability to analyze complex legal issues and complicated factual details independently and efficiently. Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time, and 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 attorneys and non-attorneys on a consistent, daily basis.

How to Apply


Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no longer than 7 pages, and law school and undergraduate transcripts in PDF format to . All submissions must contain all necessary paperwork. Additionally, the subject line of the email must read: “Law Clerk Application”.


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

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, 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 contact Marshal Daniel DiGiacomo at (561) 242-2000.

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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami