Judicial Staff Attorney (Trial Court Law Clerk)

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference.  Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas.  We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better.  We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

Position description

The Ninth Judicial Circuit seeks a Staff Attorney located at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida. The Staff Attorney assists the judiciary with legal research and writing, case management, pending litigation, and appellate cases. The position will be assigned to work with several judges in a high volume work environment - researching legal issues, preparing memoranda and drafting proposed orders, in a timely manner. The ideal candidate will possess an interest and strong proficiency in researching technical legal issues and writing concise but well-reasoned orders. The selected candidate will demonstrate the ability to decide issues based on the merits of law while not advocating for one side or the other. Those applying must communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely, both verbally and in writing and demonstrate the confidence and demeanor to work directly with judges on complex legal issues. In addition, have the ability to work independently and mostly by computer; work in the courtroom is very limited. Law review or other journal experience or some other type of related writing program is preferred but not required.

In order to apply, candidate must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Salary is $45,817.20 per year. Salary is 10% below minimum ($41,235.48 per year) if the individual is not a member of the Florida Bar. Membership in the Florida Bar must be attained within one year from the date of hire. Must be proficient in Word and Westlaw/Lexis. This is a State funded position with benefits. The State Courts classification for the position is Trial Court Law Clerk.

Submit a cover letter, résumé, online State of Florida application and verification of required education. Applications without all requested materials will not be reviewed.

Equal opportunity employer

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.