• Riverside, California
  • Sep 23, 2022
Clerical and Administrative Support Legal Services
  • Salary: $15.00 - $17.15 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the internship position of LAW CLERK to fill one (1) vacancy in the City Attorney's Office. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

The City Attorney's Office is a fast-paced and exciting environment where incumbents perform a wide variety law clerk duties. Dedication to public service, a strong work ethic, creativity, flexibility, judgment, and strong emotional intelligence are essential. The successful candidate will be a team- player who is willing to continuously learn new areas. As an agency and as an office, we are committed to recognizing the value that each member of the team brings based on their unique perspective and experiences. We are a full-service law firm, that represents all departments of the City, including City Clerk, City Manager, Police, Fire, four (4) enterprise funds (electric, water, refuse and sewer), Public Works, Airport, General Services, Library, Museum, Community and Economic Development (including real property, housing and homeless issues), Parks and Recreation, Information Technology, the City Council and the City's 19 Boards and Commissions. Law clerks receive assignments from each of the divisions in our office: Municipal Services, Litigation, and Public Safety. If law clerks become certified through the State Bar, they can appear on behalf of the City and argue motions in court.

This is a temporary part-time classification in which the services of law students are utilized on a short term basis u nder general supervision of the Assistant City Attorney, to perform a varied range of legal research and assistance to the Legal Department of the City; and to do other work as required.

Work Performed
Typical duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
  • Researches and analyzes legal sources such as statutes, ordinances, court decisions, criminal pleadings, police reports, legal documents and articles for use in preparing legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, contracts, deeds, opinions,for review, approval, and use by an attorney.
  • Drafts routine discovery requests and motions.
  • Gathers factual information and performs basic legal research to assist attorneys in determining appropriate legal action.
  • Summarizes, organizes, and indexes prior opinions, testimony, depositions, discovery responses, and other documentary material.


Education: Completion of the equivalent of one year of full-time law school study and current enrollment in a California State Bar approved school of law.

Experience: None required.

Highly Desired Qualifications: Completion of and/or enrollment in Evidence and Civil Procedures courses.

Selection Process
1) Completed Employment Application
2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
3) Resume

If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.

NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.

Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.

Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
A. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at

B. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.

All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.


Job Address

Riverside, California United States View Map