Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney (Litigation And Hearings Specialist)

The Texas Office of Capital & Forensic Writs (OCFW) is hiring a mid-level staff attorney in a litigation and hearings specialist role. Candidates must have prior experience representing clients at trial, or otherwise possess significant courtroom litigation experience. Prior capital experience is not a pre-requisite for this position. Ideal candidates will have prior experience defending clients as a public defender, criminal defense lawyer or possess equivalent advocacy experience, and have the desire to make a difference by advocating for death-sentenced persons during post-conviction evidentiary hearings. This newly created position differs from other staff attorney positions in that the primary focus will be on hearing litigation and courtroom advocacy rather than brief writing and written advocacy. A full posting and information on how to apply may be found here.

Law Student Clerkships

We welcome the applications of talented, committed law students as law clerks/externs during summer and semester periods. We consider applications on a rolling basis. More information may be found here.


We welcome the applications of talented, committed and exceptional college students and recent college graduates as interns. Please contact Derek VerHagen for more information: Derek.Verhagen@ocfw.texas.gov.

Updated Sunday, February 19, 2017