Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

Meet DA Nancy E. O'Malley

RECRUITMENT & DEVELOPMENT

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is proud to offer great opportunities for our employees in one of the nation's leading prosecutors' offices.

We have opportunities for attorneys, inspectors, as well as a variety of support staff in our eight offices around the Alameda County, serving a population of more than 1.5 million people. Consistently, we attract well-qualified candidates who seek to join our office and make a difference in the lives of the community we serve. What we look for in our staff is the ability to be flexible, to think innovatively, and to work both independently as well as in a team.

Please note: We do not offer volunteer attorney positions of any sort.

Summer Law Clerk Program


The majority of our attorney hiring is accomplished through our renowned Summer Law Clerk Program, a rigorous ten-week paid program for second-year law students between May and August.

Each year, we conduct on-campus interviews with hundreds of second-year law students from the eight major law schools in Northern California: Hastings, Golden Gate, Davis, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara, Berkeley, McGeorge, and Stanford. Students from these schools should contact their career services office for details on the on-campus interviews process at each school.

Qualified and interested students from other law schools not covered by our interview series should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript directly to our Director of Recruitment and Development no later than July 1, 2017, for the 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program.

Of the initial pool of interviewed applicants, approximately forty students advance to a second round interview, with clerk positions ultimately offered to eight to twelve clerks.

Our Summer Law Clerks are certified under the State Bar of California rules concerning the Practical Training of Law Students. Under attorney supervision, our clerks conduct many different types of evidentiary hearings, including misdemeanor jury trials. The clerks also receive training and mentorship from our most experienced trial attorneys.

Based on their performance, each student in the Summer Law Clerk Program is considered for future employment as a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County.

Law Clerks and Volunteer Clerks


Our post-bar Law Clerk positions are only available to candidates who have participated in our Summer Law Clerk program.

Volunteer opportunities during the academic year for 2L and 3L law students are filled on an as-needed basis.

Please note: We do not offer volunteer attorney positions of any sort.

Contact


Please direct all inquiries to:

Michael Nieto
Assistant District Attorney
Director of Recruitment & Development
Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
661 Washington Street, Suite 225
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 268-7500
Mike.Nieto@acgov.org