Students interested in government positions should include state, county, and city governments, and targeting more than one major city in the scope of their search.
State and local government attorneys perform a variety of functions ranging from litigation to contract review. If a state or county has an office that is concerned with a certain issue such as social services or land use, there will be an attorney within the agency providing the legal support for that office. On the county level, attorneys typically work in the County Counsel’s Office or are assigned directly to the department they are representing. Research is necessary to determine how a particular county is organized.
For students interested in opportunities outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area:
State and Municipal Yellow Books
(contact a reference librarian for username and password)
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