Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

The Washington State Attorney General's Office is pleased to invite you to apply to our 2019 Honors Program. The 2019 Honors Program will culminate in offers of an Assistant Attorney General position to a small (5) number of applicants. The AGO's Honors Program is open to all third-year law students (those graduating in the spring of 2020) of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association and judicial clerks of the appellate and federal level. Those who receive offers will be placed into Assistant Attorney General positions starting in August of 2020. Offers are contingent upon passing the July 2020 Washington State Bar examination or, for judicial clerks not yet members of the Washington State Bar Association, admission to the Washington State Bar by one's start date.


Questions about this program can be directed to Linda Nakamura at (206) 464-6446 or Linda.Nakamura@atg.wa.gov.  Information about the Attorney General's Office can be found by visiting our website at www.atg.wa.gov.


To be considered for this opportunity, visit the posting [HERE].  The specific deadline by which you must apply will depend on your law school.  If you are applying as a third-year law student and you attend a school at which we will be conducting on-campus interviews (University of Washington, Seattle University and Gonzaga) the deadline set by your law school prevails.  All other qualified candidates must submit their applications by 11:59 p.m. on August 7, 2019.




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 working 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 a 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.