CROWN Attorney Fellowship
County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

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Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Enrollment in the second year of a three year accredited law school program or enrollment in the third year of a four year accredited law school program; and at least one year of experience as a Law Clerk in a Legal Department of the County of Sonoma;
Graduation within the past eighteen (18) months from an accredited law school program with outstanding academic achievement or with considerable coursework in legal fields applicable to the Departmental assignment. AND Current active membership in the State Bar of California.
Graduation within the past six (6) months from an accredited law school program with outstanding academic achievement or with considerable coursework in legal fields applicable to the Departmental assignment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of: county government functions and legal responsibilities; the principles of civil and criminal law; trial and hearing procedures and rules of evidence; legal research and techniques; or the functions of traffic court and how to present and prepare cases for presentation in traffic court; or of legal and other research techniques and the principles of law relating to sustainability, energy, water, or climate change.

Ability to: plan, organize, and coordinate the work assignments of lower level Law Clerks; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to legal problems; present statements of law, fact and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral forms; establish and maintain harmonious and cooperative relationships with other staff members, other county staff, and the public; perform legal research and prepare legal opinions; evaluate complaints and obtain information through personal interview; effectively communicate with subordinates on behavioral and performance related issues.

Selection Procedure:

Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed to ensure candidates meet the minimum requirements for the position. Candidates possessing these requirements will be referred to the department for further consideration. The hiring department will contact candidates who appear to best meet the requirements and needs of the position and take further steps in making a selection for the internship.

For more detailed information about the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to and review the Hiring Process Overview.

If selected, students must show proof of student status and course of study by one of the following:
  • Course registration material
  • Certificate of Postgraduate Program requirements
  • Internship registration
  • Transcript

Interns are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation and sick leave; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Paid interns may meet the eligibility requirements (generally worked 11 consecutive pay periods with a minimum of 440 hours and are scheduled at least 40 hours per pay period) to qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. Dependent coverage may also be available at employee's cost. Interns may not work in excess of 1560 hours in a twelve month period.


A background investigation may be required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required prior to employment.


Applications are accepted on-line at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at:

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