Judicial Law Clerk

United States Courts Jacksonville , FL 32277

Posted 2 months ago

Court Name/Organization: Florida Middle District Court Location:

Jacksonville, FL Opening and Closing Dates: 12/17/2021 - Open Until Filled Appointment Type: N/A Salary: $64,649 - $108,885 Announcement Number: 22-18

Position Description

The caseload in the jurisdiction is heavy, and the types of cases presented are varied, often involving novel issues of law. While the nature of the matters presented is serious, the office environment is personable. There is daily interaction with the Judge and other law clerks.


At the time of appointment, the applicant must be a law school graduate and must possess excellent research and writing skills. Experience on the editorial board of law review, participation on moot court, or publication of a noteworthy article and high academic standing is preferred. Bar membership and postgraduate legal experience is preferred but not required.


Some of the benefits of the judicial law clerk position are:

  • Participation in the federal health insurance program of your choice

  • Participation in a group life insurance program

  • Participation in a group long-term disability insurance program

  • Participation in long-term care insurance program

  • Participation in a flexible spending account for medical and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis

  • A minimum of eleven paid holidays per year. Other vacation to be scheduled as agreed upon between the law clerk and the Judge.

  • Prescribed salary progression through classification level based on acceptable performance


Salary is determined by work experience, federal service, and pay history. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.


How To Apply

The position is available beginning in October 2022. Interested candidates must commit to a two-year clerkship, although the second year will be at Judge Howard's option after an evaluation of the employment relationship at the end of one year.

All applications will be considered when received and should be submitted as soon as possible. Selected interviews will be scheduled until the position is filled.

Due to the volume of applications usually received, receipt of individual applications will not be acknowledged. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, self-edited writing sample, and three reference letters to CHAMBERS_FLMD_HOWARD@FLMD.USCOURTS.GOV.

The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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