Requisition No: 319263
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: DISTRICT COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22008686
Position Number: 22008686
Posting Closing Date: 07/22/2021
Staff Attorney Clerks Office
The Fourth District Court of Appeal is located 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.
$52,116 (10% less if not a member of the Florida Bar)
For information on the benefits available to the State of Florida,
employees visit- Job Description
This is professional and highly responsible work as a member of a
team of two staff attorneys in the Clerks Office of the Fourth
District Court of Appeal. Work involves considerable interpretation
and judgment in the analysis of a variety of legal issues relating
to motions and appellate jurisdiction. The Clerks Office Staff
Attorneys responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Screening new appellate cases for timeliness, jurisdiction, and
other pending related cases
Recommending issuance of the appropriate orders following the
Recommending action to the court on dispositive and non-dispositive
Preparation and review of Court orders and/or assistance with order
Review of proposed Court opinions
Addressing questions relating to the confidentiality of court
Working relationships are established primarily with the Clerk of
the Court, Chief Deputy Clerk, the other Clerks Office Staff
Attorney, Deputy Clerks, judges, and other court staff. Work is
performed independently under the direction and general supervision
of the Clerk of the Court and the Chief Deputy Clerk.
Education and Training Guidelines
Graduation from an accredited law school, class standing in the
upper 25%, and significant writing and editing experience in law
school. If accepted for employment, a law school graduate must take
and pass the Florida Bar Examination as a condition of
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules,
and procedures. Exceptional research and writing skills. Ability to
independently and efficiently analyze complex legal issues and
complicated factual details. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must contain
all necessary paperwork. Additionally, the subject line of the
email must read Staff Attorney Application.
The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the
basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic
information, or disability.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien
If you need 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