Law Clerk Intern (Open Until Filled)

Prineville, OR

I.      Summary:

Crook County is accepting applications for Law Clerks; this is an intern position working in the Crook County District Attorney’s Office. Under the direction of the Deputy District Attorneys, the Law Clerk will assist with all aspects of prosecution, with a focus on misdemeanor prosecution. The Law Clerk will be mentored by the Deputy District Attorneys and is expected to appear in court, learn the prosecution philosophy of the office, and have hands-on experience with motions, trials, and investigations.

*This job posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitute a general definition of the position’s scope and function.

II.  Compensation:

$25 per hour. Outside of state or federally mandated benefits, there are no County benefits available to you with this position. 

III.    Minimum Qualifications: 

Must have completed two years of law school and be admitted to practice law by the Oregon Supreme Court pursuant to the Student Appearance Rule. This certification must be obtained prior to being assigned criminal cases for court appearance purposes.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent of presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver’s license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances. Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment. This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings.

Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must accept directions and follow policies and procedures. A writing sample may be submitted and should be law related. Failure to submit a writing sample will not disqualify the applicant.

IV.       Position Details:

  • The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required. 
  • Work location is 300 NE Third St., Prineville, Oregon
  • Fair Labor Standards Classification: Non-Exempt
  • Crook County is an equal opportunity employer
  • This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.