Representative Duties
This vacancy is for a court law clerk for the Jacksonville Division, reporting primarily to United States District Judge Marcia Morales Howard. The Court Law Clerk researches legal issues and drafts proposed orders in civil cases, mainly in connection with prisoner litigation (both petitions for writs of habeas corpus and civil rights cases). The Court Law Clerk will work with the District and Magistrate Judges in the Jacksonville Division.

The caseload in the jurisdiction is heavy, and the types of cases presented are varied and often involve novel issues of law. So qualified candidates must be capable of producing exceptional work under demanding time constraints and have the ability to work independently.

Although the nature of the job is serious, the work environment is personable. There is regular interaction with the Judges, law clerks, and other staff concerning legal and court-related issues.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
At the time of appointment, the applicant must be a law school graduate ranked within the top twenty percent of his/her class. Participation in law review, moot court, or trial team is preferred. Good character, maturity, and humility are required. The applicant must also possess excellent research, writing, analytical, proofreading, organizational, communication, and word-processing skills. Bar membership and at least one year of post-graduate experience in litigation is preferred.