Deputy Public Defender

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Job location
1401 Lakeside Drive
Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Alameda County Public Defender's Office
Street address: 
1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 400
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Found only in the Public Defender's Department, Deputy Public Defender is the general litigation attorney class. By the assignment of the Public Defender, Deputy Public Defenders are the attorneys for defendants in criminal and juvenile cases, and represent litigants in certain civil proceedings, as appointed to or accepted by the Public Defender. Deputy Public Defenders perform all related legal work as required and authorized by the Public Defender.


1. Current active membership and good standing with the State Bar of California.
2. Valid California motor vehicle operator's license.
The equivalent of 24 months of full-time experience in the class of Associate Deputy Public Defender in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)
The equivalent of 24 months’ full-time experience in the practice of criminal law, and demonstrated competence in the handling of all phases of felony cases, including substantial felony trial experience. Substantial felony trial experience is deemed to include the trial to verdict of at least three felonies for which the possible penalty exceeds seven years.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$63.27 - $87.56/hour; $131,601.60 - $182,124.80/year
Submission deadline: 
Friday, January 6, 2017