The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) offers recent law school graduates and experienced practitioners the opportunity to work as public interest fellows or pro bono attorneys.
Public interest fellowships are available to recent law school graduates who have secured financial support—typically from a law firm or a law school—that allows them to work pro bono for a public interest organization. Public interest fellows commit to working full time for three to eighteen months in a division or section of OAG that specializes in civil or criminal enforcement, defensive litigation, legal counsel, or transactional work. Fellows can expect to receive supervision and mentoring by an attorney-manager, formal training opportunities, and (as they develop new skills) progressively more challenging assignments.
There are many other opportunities for experienced practitioners and recent law school graduates to provide pro bono service to OAG on a full or part-time basis. A volunteer will usually be assigned to one of OAG’s divisions or sections, or to one or two specific matters, reflecting both the interests of the volunteer and the needs of OAG.
Attorneys interested in learning more about pro bono opportunities at the Office of the Attorney General should contact Keya Ross at (202) 724-2308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements to be considered a Pro Bono Attorney
- Two letters of recommendation
- An official transcript (if less than 5 years out of law school)
- A certificate of good standing
- A completed background release form