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The office of the County Counsel 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:

Paul Okada, Chief Deputy
Phone: (650) 363 - 4761
 
or
 
David A. Silberman, Lead Deputy County Counsel
Phone: (650) 363 - 4749
 
or
 
Brian J. Wong, Deputy County Counsel
Phone: (650) 363 - 1960
 

We are currently accepting applications for school-term clerkships on a rolling basis. Applications for Summer-term clerkships will be accepted starting in December and decisions are usually made in February. When applying please indicate the term for which you are applying.