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Third-Year Law Students and Judicial Clerks

UPDATE!!!   A decision was recently made to return to the practice of extending firm offers via our fall recruitment process.  Please review the following for details:

The Washington State Attorney General's Office is currently accepting applications from any qualified third-year law student or appellate judicial clerk interested in serving the Washington State Attorney General's Office as an Assistant Attorney General commencing the summer/fall of 2014.

At the end of a process that will involve as many as three rounds of interviews, selected applicants (likely 5) will receive an offer to serve as an Assistant Attorney General to commence the following Summer/Fall (after the 2014 summer bar examination and/or culmination of clerkship.)  

This recruitment process begins in the fall and requires that applicants submit a letter of interest, AGO application, current resume, law school transcript and a letter of recommendation.  (Other documentation such as a writing sample or additional letters of recommendation will be happily accepted.)  Applicants who attend a law school at which we conduct on-campus interviews should adhere to their school's application deadline.  Otherwise, to be considered, all application material MUST be RECEIVED by cob September 5, 2013.  Application material can be e-mailed, mailed or faxed to the contact that follows below.  Letters of recommendation can be sent with the material, or provided separately.  The letter, like the other required documents, can be e-mailed, mailed or faxed.  UPDATE:  The deadline to apply for the 2013 fall recruitment program has now passed and applications will no longer be accepted.  Please see information relative to the AGO's lateral hiring program for future opportunities.

First round interviews will be held in the AGO's Tumwater, Seattle or Spokane offices, the Northwest Minority Job Fair, as well as on campus at Seattle University School of Law, the University of Washington School of Law and Gonzaga Law School.  Second round interviews will be held in the aforementioned AGO locations, and third- and final-round interviews will be held in the Olympia AGO.

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. Applicants must be attending or have graduated from 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.

Application material should be directed to:

Linda Nakamura, Attorney Recruitment Administrator
Washington State Attorney General's Office
800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98104

Fax: 206-389-2058


Attorney and Law Clerk Application Form

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