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 summer 2024 paid law clerk or externship positions via our 2023 Fall Recruitment Program.

Why you should apply

Law clerks and externs with the Washington Attorney General’s Office have opportunities to engage in meaningful work making a difference for Washingtonians. Our office is committed to supporting you in your growth through worthwhile, enriching, and educational experiences working for what we believe to be the best public law firm in the country.

Details about working for the Attorney General’s Office

The Office is committed to the benefits of a healthy life-work balance with a respectful, inclusive, and diverse workplace where you will experience belonging and be part of a supportive and collegial team. Successful candidates will join an office in which every person is committed to providing exceptional legal services and where individual professional development is encouraged and supported.  Our work is also guided by our Anti-racist commitment to recognize, address and eradicate all forms of racism within the scope of our work and operations.  Additional exceptional benefits of joining the AGO as a law clerk include:

  • Competitive Salary: Law clerks who have completed their second year of law school will receive $24/hour
  • Law clerk positions assigned to our Seattle office location receive an additional 5% King County Location Pay.
  • Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Military and Civil Leave, and Paid Holidays
  • Health and wellness program.
  • Access to attend training and career development program that is recognized for its excellence and efficacy by AGOs nationwide.
  • Enrollment in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, receiving one service credit per each month worked of 90 hours or more.
  • Due to the limited duration of these positions (less than six months), law clerks are not eligible for medical and dental benefits.

For more information about the AGO, we encourage you to review the Office's Annual Report which can be found HERE and view THIS VIDEO.   

How do I apply?

Required Application Materials and Deadline: 
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;
  • Law School 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 this system by 11:59 p.m. on August 27, 2023. (The Honors Program will be participating in on-campus interviews for students graduating in 2024. If interested in that program, please visit our website at www.atg.wa.gov for deadlines and other information.)

For more information about the 2023 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.


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 the recruitment team at HREmployment@atg.wa.gov. 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.