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Summer Clerkship Program​
Each summer, the Broward County Attorney’s Office offers an eight-week summer clerkship program for selected law school students with strong academic and interpersonal skills and an interest in local government law. Summer clerks work side-by-side with the Office’s attorneys and are offered a wide range of opportunities for assignments that may include legal research and writing, contract drafting, attending depositions, hearings, trials, negotiations and procurement meetings. Summer clerks will receive constructive feedback on their assignments and receive an overall evaluation at the end of the summer.
 
The Broward County Attorney’s Office is one of the most dynamic law offices in Southeast Florida. As legal counsel to one of the most diverse counties in the nation, the Office protects the legal interests of its County Commissioners, the County Administrator and numerous agencies, including County libraries, parks and human services, along with an international airport, seaport and convention center.  

With its main office located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Office also has attorneys on-site at Broward County’s Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.  Summer law clerks are given the opportunity to tour the County’s seaport and airport during their time at the Office.

The Office is headed by the County Attorney and comprised of approximately 50 attorneys. Assistant County Attorneys perform both transactional services and litigation, practicing virtually every civil discipline, in a collegial and professional environment. The Office has many attorneys who have previously clerked for federal and state judges, as well as attorneys who have practiced at law firms, corporations, or other government agencies.

Candidates interested in learning more about the summer clerkship program are encouraged to contact the Office at CAOInterns@broward.org.