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Job Details for Court Law Clerk

Court Name/Organization: Florida Middle District Court
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Opening and Closing Dates: 10/18/2021 - Open Until Filled
Appointment Type: N/A
Salary: $32,324 - $46,071
Position Description

This vacancy is for a part-time court law clerk to U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell and U.S. District Judge John L. Badalamenti. The court law clerk works for both judges to research issues of law, draft proposed orders, serve as a legal advisor, attend court proceedings, and perform other assigned duties.

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.

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.


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.


Employment with the U.S. District Court offers 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.

*The position is eligible for prorated health insurance benefits only.


Term: The position is funded through Sept. 30, 2022. Available Nov. 1, 2021.

Deadline: Open until filled

All résumés will be considered when received. Selected interviews will be conducted in Fort Myers and scheduled until the position is filled.

The position is funded through September 30, 2022, with a probability of extension. Teleworking may be considered.

Salary is determined by work experience, federal service, and pay history. Salary assumes half-time employment.

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

Submit a cover letter, résumé with class rank and honors, law school transcripts, writing sample and list of three professional references through https://www.governmentjobs. com/careers/flmd.

The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.