This vacancy is for a Temporary Law Clerk for the Ocala division. Applicants willing to work out of the Ocala, Orlando, or Jacksonville courthouse are preferred, but applicants seeking remote work will be considered.
The judicial law clerk researches issues of law, writes extensively, attends and assists with court proceedings, and acts as advisor, making recommendations based on the law, to the United States District and Magistrate Judges. 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 judges, law clerks, and other court staff.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
The applicant must be a law school graduate at the time of appointment and must possess excellent research and writing skills, as well as PC proficiency in both Windows and Word. Experience on a law review editorial board, publication of noteworthy articles, and/or previous clerkship experience or post-graduate experience in actual litigation is preferred. Good character, maturity, and ability to work under deadlines are also required. 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.
Information for Applicants
This temporary position is available June 1, 2023 for a year long term. The position is open until filled and interviews will be scheduled as applications are reviewed.
Starting salary will be commensurate with work experience and prior pay history. Employment with the United States District Court offers generous benefits. Visit OPM.gov for more information about benefits and eligibility.
Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in this clerkship, resume, official or unofficial law school transcripts, a self-edited writing sample, and list of three professional references with telephone contact numbers in one PDF file through the posting on
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/flmd. The application file must be named "last name, first name" (e.g. Smith, John).
The United States Government Is an Equal Opportunity Employer