(Transition to Entry Level Trial Attorney Positions)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: A letter of interest and your resume must be received on or before October 9, 2020.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for post-bar Legal Research Assistants to begin work in August 2021 after taking the February or July 2021 California Bar Exam. The position is limited to those taking the first California Bar exam offered after graduation.

Legal Research Assistants will work under the 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. Legal Research Assistants will begin a 13-month term of employment beginning in August 2021.  Upon admission to the Bar (usually at the beginning of December), Legal Research Assistants will begin conducting misdemeanor jury trials.  Depending upon the needs of the office, this position can transition to a permanent position as a deputy district attorney.

Qualifications for this position include graduation from an ABA or California accredited law school in 2021, 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 $26.87/hour.

  • Submit a letter of interest and resume on or before October 9, 2020 to Regina Reichenberg at DAHiringTeam@SacDA.org

  • Address letters of interest to Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Scott Triplett

  • Final interviews will be conducted in October and November 2020

[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.]