Application Process

To begin the application process, you will need to fill out a State application (STD 678) and the AG Honors Program Application. You will also need to provide a resume, a writing sample, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and law school transcripts. Please see "Application Checklist" section below for more detailed information.

Completed applications and all required documents may be submitted electronically through your CalCareers account at If you choose not to apply electronically, a hard copy application package (postmarked by October 26, 2020) may be submitted by mailing it to the address listed below. We will not consider incomplete applications or applications submitted by email or fax.

Candidates selected to move forward in the process will be notified regarding interviews in November 2020.  Interviews will be scheduled at the beginning of December 2020/January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact your career services office or

Please note:  If you are applying to both the Honors Program and the Earl Warren Fellowship, a complete application package must be submitted for each program.

Application Checklist:

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this program. Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the final filing date in order to be considered (October 26, 2020). Incomplete applications or materials submitted by email or fax will not be considered.

If mailing, please send your completed application packet to:
Department of Justice
Attorney General's Honors Program
Attn: Attorney Hiring Unit
1300 I Street, 7th floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814

Application materials:

  • State Examination/Employment Application (STD 678 )
  • Completed AG Honors Program Application
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Writing sample, no more than 15 pages
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your legal work. At least one letter should be from a law school professor.
  • Law school transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)


  • August 31, 2020: Application filing period begins
  • October 26, 2020: All applications must be received or postmarked by this date
  • November 2020: Candidates selected for interviews will be notified
  • December/January 2020: Interviews will be held
  • September 2021: Program begins