Law Clerk Program
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office accepts year-round applications for 2L Summer Law Clerkships, and Spring and Fall Post-Bar Clerkships. Our office tailors each program to clerks’ exam schedules, but the typical program length is 10 weeks, and clerks work 40 hours per week.
Under attorney supervision, clerks may conduct evidentiary hearings in both misdemeanor and felony cases, respond to motions, assist with research and writing assignments, and handle (either on their own or with an attorney) misdemeanor trials. Clerks also have the opportunity to attend various trainings and other specialty assignments such as parole hearings.
Clerks will be evaluated for future employment with our office. If interested, please submit a résumé and cover letter to Deputy District Attorney Katy Yount at Katy.Yount@countyofnapa.org.
The Napa Valley Register published an insightful article about the Law Clerk Program in 2018: Napa County DA Launches mentorship program for aspiring prosecutors, June 12, 2018 (PDF) Opens a New Window.
Volunteer-Internship Opportunities in Administration of Justice or Victim Services Program
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office accepts year-round applications for Administration of Justice volunteers-interns who are interested in gaining valuable hands on experience in a wide variety of areas and learning about the justice system from within the criminal prosecutor’s office. All volunteers-interns must complete a background check. If interested, please submit a résumé and cover letter to Sophie.Johnson@countyofnapa.org.
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division is seeking the participation of qualified volunteers from the community in an effort to extend services to victims of violent crimes. Victim Services Volunteers/Interns will gain intricate, hands-on experience by observing and being part of victim advocacy, criminal justice procedures, restitution assistance, and community outreach. Learn more about Victim Services volunteer and internship opportunities.