Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Spring Recruitment Program for Law Clerks

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified first and second-year law students as well as LL.M. students to apply for a summer 2022 volunteer law clerk or externship position. 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.  we have found that law students benefit greatly from a law clerking experience with the AGO by fulfilling public service requirements and gaining valuable first-hand legal training that complements and enhances one’s academic career. Those who wish to receive academic credit for any summer law clerk experience must also apply through this spring recruitment program.

Required Application Materials/Deadline:

Please note that there are two programs, one for the Christine O. Gregoire Spokane office only and one for all other offices.  Students interested in participating in either of these programs must apply to one or both of the links below and submit a profile.  In addition to fully completing a profile and responding to all supplemental questions, you must upload a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (official or unofficial) and one letter of recommendation/reference.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Second-year and LL.M. students are required to submit one 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).  First-year law students must submit a list of three professional references.


Students must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school during the duration of their service.  In addition, 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.

Recruitment Process:

Please refer to our Annual Report, which can be found at www.atg.wa.gov, for more information on specific divisions.  The divisions will determine who to interview and will directly contact students to set up interviews.  It is expected that divisions will make their final decisions in February for the Spokane office and March for all other offices.  Applications of those not selected for an interview or are not selected by a division with whom they have interviewed, will be retained should additional opportunities arise.

2022 Spring Recruitment Program - Spokane Office  (DL: 1/25/2022)

2022 Spring Recruitment Program - All Offices  (DL: 2/9/2022)


COVID Vaccination Requirement:  Per AGO Policy, employees and volunteers of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are selected to serve within the AGO as an employee or volunteer, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination before you are able to begin work. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity. 


The Attorney General's Office respects and encourages diversity in the work force

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability.  Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Kalea Muigai at (360) 586-7698.  Those in need of accommodation for a hearing impairment may contact Telecommunication Relay Services, a resource for TTY users, by dialing 711 or (800) 833-6388.