San Bernardino County

Position Summary:

The Office of the Public Defender offers opportunities for Deputy Public Defenders I, II, III & IV. These positions offer an exciting opportunity for a challenging career in criminal trial work. Incumbents represent indigent defendants and provide skilled legal counsel and courtroom advocacy at all critical phases of state-level criminal and civil commitment litigation.

For more details, please review the announcements at www.sbcounty.gov/jobs

Duties and Responsibilities:

Public Defenders conduct legal research, prepare and argue motions, writs, briefs and opinions; interview and counsel clients; participate in developing effective investigation plans for clients; negotiate with opposing counsel; and prepare and conduct trials.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Deputy Public Defender I: Must have an active membership, in good standing, with the State Bar of California.
Note: Applicants awaiting results of the October 2020 California Bar Examination may apply. State Bar membership must be attained in order to be hired.

Deputy Public Defender II: Must have an active membership, in good standing, with the State Bar of California AND two (2) years of criminal trial experience as an attorney.

Deputy Public Defender III: Must have an active membership, in good standing, with the State Bar of California AND three (3) years of criminal trial experience as an attorney.

Deputy Public Defender IV: Must have an active membership, in good standing, with the State Bar of California AND five (5) years of criminal trial experience as an attorney.

APPLICATION DATES:
1/9/21 – 1/22/21 5pm

APPLY AT:
www.sbcounty.gov/jpbs
(909) 387-8304 – EEO/ADA

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