As a result of the state’s current and forecasted economic situation, we are not in a position to extend firm offers via our fall recruitment program for third year law students and judicial clerks. However, the Office does invite third-year law students (those who will graduate from law school in 2013) and judicial clerks of appellate courts whose clerkships will end in the summer of 2013 to apply for “preferred pool status” within our larger attorney hiring pool. We expect that at the end of the process, up to 8 to 10 applicants will attain “preferred pool status”.
From a practical standpoint, this means that between August 1st and November 1st of 2013, divisions with approval to fill vacancies consistent with the interests and experience of those who have preferred status, must consider these particular candidates before they will be allowed to consider candidates from the larger pool. The files of preferred pool candidates not placed by November 1, 2013 will revert to the larger hiring pool.
To participate, qualified third-year law students and judicial clerks must provide a letter of interest, completed Attorney and Law Clerk Application form, current resume, law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) and a minimum of one letter of reference/recommendation. To be considered for the 2012 Preferred Pool, application material must be received by close of business Wednesday, September 12, 2012. UPDATE! The deadline to apply for consideration via the 2012 preferred pool has now passed. Your next opportunity to apply is via our lateral hiring program as a licensed attorney.
Preferred Pool Program - FAQs
Attorney and Law Clerk Application Form (PDF)