Our 2L summer clerkship program provides one of the most hands-on experiences in the state. Over the course of our 10 week paid program, each clerk will have an opportunity to argue motions in court, conduct felony preliminary hearings, and prosecute their own misdemeanor jury trial.
Each Law Clerk must be certified by the State Bar to make supervised court appearances. Our office interviews for these positions in August of each year during the On-Campus Interview Process at most California law schools. Almost all of our prior summer 2L law clerks decide to stay on for a post-bar clerkship and entry level DDA position after graduation. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact DDA Ryan Wagner by email.
Occasionally, our office is able to hire second or third year law students for Spring Law Clerk positions. Spring clerks work in our Law and Motion Unit and respond to motions for the Felony Trial Team. Generally these are motions to set aside an information pursuant to California Penal Code section 995, or motions to suppress evidence pursuant to California Penal Code section 1538.5. Law Clerks will be assigned individual motions and write a written response under the guidance of the unit supervisor. They will also argue the motion in court, including calling and questioning of witnesses as necessary. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact DDA Ryan Wagner by email.
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Every fall, our office opens up recruitment for DDA-FT positions. This is an entry level position. Applicants can apply who are awaiting results for the California Bar Examination.
All interested applicants are encouraged to subscribe for the position on the county's HR website to ensure notification of future recruitments.
Please visit our Career Pages to subscribe for the position.