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Post-Bar Legal Research Assistants

(Transition to Entry Level Trial Attorney Positions)


The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office is accepting applications for post-bar Legal Research Assistants to begin work in August 2019 after taking the February or July 2019 California Bar Exam. The position is limited to those taking the first California Bar exam offered after graduation.

Legal Research Assistants will work under supervision of deputy district attorneys doing legal research, assisting in court, and handling assignments in the misdemeanor arraignment court. Legal Research Assistants will also be assigned to the misdemeanor law and motion calendar where they will conduct evidentiary hearings and to the Felony Bureau where they will conduct preliminary hearings. Upon admission to the Bar, Legal Research Assistants will begin a 12-month term as misdemeanor trial attorneys. This can then transition to permanent deputy district attorney positions.

Qualifications for this position include graduation from an ABA or California accredited law school in 2019, with plans to take the next available California State Bar exam. [Please do not send a resume unless you meet the criteria.] Candidates must be available for assignment within approximately one to two weeks after taking the California State Bar exam. Compensation will begin at a rate of of $23.90/hour.

If you are interested:

  • Submit a letter of interest and resume on or before September 30, 2018 to Mercy Baylis at DAhiringteam@sacda.org.
  • Address cover letters to Supervising Deputy District Attorney Scott Triplett.
  • Final interviews will be conducted in October and November 2018.
[The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office affirms the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all employment opportunities.]



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