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Job Details for Judicial Law Clerk

Court Name/Organization: Florida Middle District Court
Location: Tampa, FL
Opening and Closing Dates: 10/07/2021 - Open Until Filled
Appointment Type: N/A
Salary: $64,649 - $108,885
Announcement Number: 22-05
Position Description

The judicial law clerk researches issues of law, writes extensively, attends and assists with initial preparation for trials and other court proceedings, and acts as advisor, making recommendations based on the law, to the Honorable Mary S. Scriven, U.S. District Judge. 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 and staff concerning legal and court-related issues.


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 post-graduate experience in actual litigation or previous clerkship experience is preferred but not required. Good character, maturity, and willingness to work long hours and under deadlines are also required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.


Employment with the U.S. District Court offers a generous benefit package, civil and criminal law experience at the federal court level, and an environment providing significant responsibility and challenge. Visit for more information about available benefits and eligibility.


Term: Available April 2022; one year; renewable for one year.

Deadline: Open until filled.

Scheduled as applications are reviewed. Starting salary will be commensurate with work experience and prior pay history. Salary may be higher with previous experience as a law clerk to a federal judge.

Employees are required to use the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit. Applicants must be U.S. citizen 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

Submit a cover letter explaining your interest in this clerkship, resume listing your class rank, a writing sample, official or unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references with telephone contact numbers by email to:,

The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.