Law Clerk Recruitment


San Bernardino County Public Defender offers Summer and Post Bar Clerkships.

Under attorney supervision, and after a training program designed for the position, a Summer or a Post-Bar Law Clerk performs legal research and assists our attorneys. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Researching, writing and filing appeals, petitions and motions
  2. Preparing pleadings, memoranda and other legal documents
  3. Maintaining and organizing case and legal reference files
  4. Litigating motions in the San Bernardino County Superior Court
Law Clerk Recruitment:
To qualify to be a Summer Clerk, or “Law Clerk I,” a student must have completed his or her first year of study at an ABA or State Bar of California accredited school.

To qualify to be Post-Bar Clerk, or “Law Clerk II,” a student must have graduated from an ABA or State Bar of California accredited law school and meet the requirements of a Certified Law Student as defined by the State Bar of California.

The San Bernardino County Public Defender recruits Summer and Post-Bar Law Clerks each year between August and May. Offers are made to Law Clerks on a rolling basis. Our Summer Clerkships begin in late May and conclude in late August, and our Post-Bar Clerkships begin in late August and conclude in early December.

If you wish to apply for a clerkship, please submit, electronically or in hardcopy, a resume, writing sample, list of references. Applicants may include a transcript if desired.

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