Job Vacancy 2022 Fall Law Clerk Recruitment Program Washington State

Job title: 2022 Fall Law Clerk Recruitment Program

Company: Washington State

Job description: Description

Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Kalea Muigai at 360-586-7698. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or .

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 700 attorneys and 800 professional staff. Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace.

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified second-year law students to apply for summer 2023 volunteer or externship positions. Volunteer law clerks and externs glean worthwhile, enriching, and educational experiences working for what we believe to be the best public law firm in the country.

The Office’s fall recruitment program is available to any qualified second-year law student. At the conclusion of this recruitment program, offers to serve as a volunteer law clerk or extern will be made. Those who receive offers will begin their clerkship during the summer of 2023.

For more information about the AGO, we encourage you to review the Office’s newest Annual Report which can be found and view .


Although each law clerk’s experience is unique, the following duties are typical of an AGO law clerk:

  • Researching and writing memoranda, pleadings, and correspondence;
  • Assistant in preparation for litigation, i.e., depositions, witness interviews, and discovery;
  • Drafting client advice memos and attending meetings where that advice is then presented to the client; and

Opportunity to observe attorneys in court, particularly for those cases for which the law clerk provided assistance. Rule 9 law clerks may be allowed to present in court.


Qualified applicants are individuals who excel academically as demonstrated by law school grades and class standing, and who demonstrate a high degree of competence based on prior experiences. Law students must currently be attending an ABA accredited law school. The AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant’s background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. We also seek applicants with a diverse background in education, previous work experience, law school activities, extracurricular activities, community service, and areas of interest that enhance our office.


Per AGO Policy, employees and volunteers of the AGO must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Effective March 14, 2022, the AGO announced pursuant to its policy, that employees and volunteers must also receive a booster shot as a condition of employment. Employees or volunteers who are not eligible to receive the booster before their start date, due to required waiting times after receiving their initial vaccine(s), must provide confirmation of the vaccine type and date received so the AGO can calculate the date by which they must receive the booster. If you are selected to serve within the AGO as an employee or volunteer, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination and booster (if already received) before you are able to begin work. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.

Supplemental Information

Required Application Materials and Deadline:

To be considered for our fall recruitment program, “apply” using the green button above and submit a profile. In addition to fully completing a profile and responding to all supplemental questions, you must attach:

  • A letter of interest;
  • Resume
  • Transcript (official or unofficial); and
  • Letter of recommendation*.
  • The letter of recommendation is the only document that will be accepted separately. The letter of recommendation can be submitted by the recommender directly to the recruitment office by e-mail ( ).

Additional information (e.g., writing sample, additional letters of recommendation) will be accepted, though is not required. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered.

We will not be conducting on-campus interviews for the 2L fall recruitment program this year so you must to follow the process outlined above in order to be considered. All applicants must apply via this system by 11:59 p.m. on September 6, 2022. (The Honors Program will be participating in on-campus interviews. If interested in that program, please visit our website at for deadlines and other information.)

Recruitment Process:

Please be sure to indicate your division and location preferences on your application as your application material will be forwarded to the participating divisions for which you indicate an interest. Please refer to our Annual Report for more information on specific divisions. The divisions will determine who to interview and will directly contact students to set up interviews. It is expected that divisions will make their final decisions in early October. Applications of those not selected for an interview, or not selected by a division with whom they have interviewed, will be retained should additional opportunities arise.

(A few positions within the AGO have exposure to information that requires staff be screened and pass a fingerprint-based background check. A law clerk candidate could be placed into one of the affected positions and thus this provides notice that you may be subject to a fingerprint background check and be subject to additional background checks as a condition of employment every five (5) years thereafter.)

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring this announcement in an alternative format may contact Kalea Muigai at (360) 586-7698 or Washington Relay Service at (800) 676-3777 or .

For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Letrice Tobin at (206) 587-5613 or .

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV at (360) 664-1960 or toll-free at (877) 664-1960 or .

Expected salary:

Location: Olympia, WA

Job date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 23:04:45 GMT

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