CLC offers a one-of-a-kind Post-Bar Law Clerk Program representing children and youth.

Under the supervision of an experienced CLC attorney, the Post-Bar Law Clerk will have the opportunity to directly represent CLC’s clients in all aspects of the clients’ dependency court proceedings. Additionally, the Law Clerk will have the option to work at the children’s court in Monterey Park or Lancaster. This temporary position begins in August 2023 and ends in November 2023. Upon passage of the July 2023 California State Bar Examination and admission to the California State Bar, the Post-Bar Law Clerk will be considered for further employment with CLC.

Successful Post-Bar candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Completion of the July 2023 California State Bar Examination
  • Eligibility to be certified under the California State Bar’s Practical Training of Law Students (PTLS) program. CLC will assist the successful candidate in obtaining certification
  • Prior experience as a CLC law clerk, working on child welfare matters, and/or trial experience is helpful but not required
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with children, teens, their families, and caregivers

Applications now open! Please submit your application no later than February 9, 2023.

LA County

Applications now open for Los Angeles County. Download the job description here.


Applications now open for Sacramento. Download the job description here.

To apply for this position, click the links above or visit Choose the Post-Bar Certified Law Clerk link, click Apply and sign in or create an account. There, you can upload your resume and attach a cover letter.

CLC strives to reflect the communities we serve, and we encourage dedicated professionals with varied backgrounds and perspectives, including those with lived experience, to apply. Previous CLC Post-Bar Clerks include alumni from: