Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Second-Year Law Clerk Fall Recruitment Program

The Attorney General's Office is pleased to invite qualified second-year law students to apply for summer 2019 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 2019.

To apply to our fall recruitment program, open this posting and click “apply”.  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 (Letrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov), mail (800 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104) or fax (206-389-2058).

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.

Those with approved applications will receive an invitation to attend the Office’s law clerk job fair on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in the Tacoma AGO.  Following the job fair, offers to serve as a volunteer law clerk/extern will be extended to selected law students.

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.
 
We will not be conducting on-campus interviews for the 2L fall recruitment program this year.  All applicants must apply via this system by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2018.  (The Honors Program will be participating in on-campus interviews.  If interested in that program, please visit our website at www.atg.wa.gov for deadlines and other information.)

Please note that volunteer and extern law clerks are NOT eligible for benefits.  Questions about the Office’s law clerk hiring program can be directed to Letrice Tobin at (206) 587-5613 or Letrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov.  Information about the Attorney General’s Office can be found by visiting our website at www.atg.wa.gov.


Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive work environment.  Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.

The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.  Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at (360) 586-7693.  Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.