Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

The application window for this program is closed and we are no longer accepting applications. 

Second-Year Law Clerk Fall Recruitment Program

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified second-year law students to apply for 2022 Fall Law Clerk Recruitment Program.  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.  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. 

To be considered for our fall recruitment program, you must apply via the state's centralized system 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 (Letrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov).
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 the state's centralized 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 www.atg.wa.gov for deadlines and other information.) 

For more information about the 2022 Fall Law Clerk Recruitment Program and to apply, please visit the posting here!


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.



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