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:
- Researching, writing and filing appeals, petitions and motions
- Preparing pleadings, memoranda and other legal documents
- Maintaining and organizing case and legal reference files
- 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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