Deputy Public Defender I/II/III

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Mar 22, 2019
Full Time Legal Services
  • Salary: $30.31 - $55.05 Hourly

Job Description

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Acts as defense counsel in criminal cases; Interviews and advises defendants and witnesses.
  • Interprets and applies laws, court decisions, etc. in the preparation of cases and briefs.
  • Prepares pleadings and other legal documents in connection with suits, trials, hearings, conservatorships, and other legal proceedings; Performs legal research and investigations.
  • Examines evidence and prepares and presents the case for the defense in assigned criminal actions.
  • Performs administrative duties for the Public Defender; Dictates correspondence and reports.
  • May provide lead direction to other attorneys; May assist in training others professional staff.
  • Assists the Chief Deputy Defender and the Public Defender as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level I: None.

Level II: One (1) year of experience in the practice of civil or criminal law.

Level III: Two (2) years of experience in the practice of civil or criminal law.

Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous