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The County Attorney’s Office has continuous openings for volunteer student law clerks who have successfully completed their first year of law school. Our office is an active participant in the Bay Area Minority Clerkship Program. The office provides transactional and litigation legal services for all departments within the County of San Mateo. Law students will be exposed to a wide variety of tasks, including law and motion practice, discovery, statutory analysis, writing legal memoranda, and other tasks. Opportunities for court appearances are also available for students who are certified to appear in court. Law Clerk positions are offered either on volunteer or school-credit basis.

If you are interested in a law clerk position, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and writing sample to the following attorneys who coordinate our program:

David A. Silberman, Assistant County Attorney 


Phone: (650) 363 - 4749

We accept applications for Fall and Spring school-term clerkships on a rolling basis. We accept applications for Summer-term clerkships starting in December, and decisions are usually made in February. Please indicate the term for which you are applying.