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Law Clerk

Fourth District Court of Appeal
$51,275/ year
Posted May 09
Full Time
HybridWest Palm Beach, Florida

Position Title Law Clerk Chambers of Judge Alan O. Forst

Accepting Resumes Now

Applications Accepted Until position is filled

Position Start Date August 2024

Location 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.

Salary and Benefits $51,275.44 for the first year, plus a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits including: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a heavily subsidized health insurance plan, optional enrollment in life, dental, and disability insurance plans, and paid $25,000 term life insurance.  For more 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 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 ·       Review case records and filings ·       Draft orders and opinions ·       Review and edit opinions.  Work is performed independently under the direction and general supervision of the Judge.

Education and Job Requirements Candidates must have outstanding, analytical, writing, editing, and research skills. Successful candidates have excelled in their law school studies. Attorneys with prior experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants with journal and/or moot court experience are 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.