Document Requirements for Applications


  • Summarize relevant job history, professional experience and education.
  • Include the names of previous employers and employment dates.

Cover Letter

  • Include the posting reference number and job title.
  • Serves as an introduction to potential employers.
  • Should outline your suitability for the desired position(s) and be no more than one (1) page in length.


  • See the specific job posting to confirm the number of references required.
  • All references should be listed in a single document and include the name of the person providing the reference, phone number(s), email address and your relationship to this person (e.g. supervisor, professor; professional, not personal, references requested)

Writing Sample

  • Applicants should show discretion and sound judgment when submitting a writing sample, particularly with regard to the content/topic, format and length of the piece.
  • Attorneys, Volunteer Attorneys & Law Students: Select a piece that demonstrates your legal writing and analytical skills, such as a brief, motion or memorandum of law.
  • Other Professional Positions & Undergraduate & Graduate Students: Select a piece that demonstrates your ability to analyze, synthesize and organize a cohesive document that efficiently and effectively conveys information to your target audience.


  • A transcript is required for all student positions.
  • For attorney and volunteer attorney positions, a transcript is required if less than five (5) years post-graduate.
  • An unofficial transcript is sufficient to apply, but applicants that are considered for hire approval will be required to submit an official transcript.