To become a prosecuting attorney,
you generally must have degrees from a four-year undergraduate college and from law school,
which usually takes three years to complete. Attorneys are not required to take any specific
subject in college or law school. However, prosecutors must be able to speak and write
logically and clearly. Students wishing to become prosecutors may take a variety of classes,
such as English Literature, History, Political Science, and Government, that encourage
writing and speaking well. In law school, students obviously should take classes related to
You must take and pass the examination given by the
Washington State Bar Association. To learn more about the bar examination, or if you
have already been admitted to practice law in another state, please contact the Washington
State Bar Association at 800-945-WSBA or
http://www.wsba.org for admission requirements.
The Yakima County Prosecutor's Office does not have
job openings for prosecuting attorneys on a regular basis. If one of our prosecutors leaves
the office, or if a new position is created, we will post the opening with the Yakima County Human Resources Office. You may
complete an application even if there are no current job openings -- it will be considered
at the next opportunity.
To be considered for employment as a prosecutor with
the Yakima County Prosecutor's Office, you must be licensed to practice law in Washington and
have a driver's license. Criminal law experience is desired, but not expected. If we have
no job openings, you may wish to consider working as a volunteer prosecutor without pay
to gain experience.
If you are interested in working for our office as an
intern or volunteer, please contact Terri Jackson by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover letter and resume.