• Office of the Court Administrator
  • PO Box 7800 / 550 West Main Street
  • Tavares, FL 32778
  • Office: 352-253-1607
  • Fax: 352-253-1630
Current Open Positions

OPS Trial Court Staff Attorney
SALARY: $ 29.74 per hour (10% below if you have not passed the Florida Bar)
CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled

As this is a State funded position, please fill out the State of Florida Employment Application and attach it when you apply here.

Trial Court Law Clerk (Lake County)
STARTING SALARY: $ 61,859.20 per year
CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled

As this is a County funded position, please fill out the application found on the Lake County BOCC website.

Probate Division Manager (Lake County)
STARTING SALARY: $ 60,756.80 per year
CLOSE DATE: 02/29/2024

As this is a County funded position, please fill out the application found on the Lake County BOCC website.

Internships / Volunteers

For more information on applying for an internship or to volunteer, please click here.

Becoming a Certified Court Interpreter

Brochure – spoken language court interpreter

To become a spoken language certified interpreter, you must comply with the requirements set forth by the Florida State Courts, Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program. If you are interested in becoming a court interpreter, please contact Juan Carlos Villanueva at jvillanueva@circuit5.org for information on our court interpreting mentor program.

Background Check Notification

Applicants for employment must submit to and pass a level II fingerprint-based background check, including Florida criminal and national criminal records, before any job may offer will be finalized.  Fingerprints will be retained at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the purpose of providing notice of any subsequent modifications to my criminal history record. A copy of the criminal history record can be obtained directly from the FBI. The accuracy and completeness of any information contained in any such criminal history record may be challenged pursuant to F.S. 943.056 and Title 28, CFR, Section 16.30-34. A determination, within a reasonable time, as to the validity of any challenge is required before a final decision is made regarding the status of an employee, volunteer, contractor, or subcontractor if it is the sole factor precluding employment or unescorted access to the secure facility.


Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Fifth Judicial Circuit participates in the U.S. Government’s Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify) to assist in this required verification process for the state-funded positions. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) upon hire within the first 3 days of employment.