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ProfileTrial Court Law Clerk The candidate will assist the judiciary with case management, pending litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. Will be responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues. Will assist state court circuit judges with legal research, drafting of proposed orders and judgments and other related assignments. Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems. Counsels, instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines. Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible. Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents. Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes complex reports and papers; speaks to high level professional groups. 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. Makes decisions with moderate impact, may affect those in organization and general public. 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. Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, proofreading and communication skills. Applicants must also 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. Should have JD degree from an accredited law school. Membership in the Florida Bar is required within one year of hire. Should have graduation from an ABA-accredited law school or enrollment in the final semester or quarter of law school is a requirement for applying. Application deadline: July 6, 2018.
Position Number: 10494. Submit a cover letter and a resume.
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
800 E. Twiggs Street
Tampa, FL 33602