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Job Posting: Alameda County Associate Deputy Public Defender

Applications are currently being accepted for Associate Deputy Public Defender, the entry- level attorney position in the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office.

Date opened: 11/13/19
Filing Deadline: 12/18/19

Salary Range: $47.15 – $71.19/hour; $98,072.00 – $148,075.20/year


Applications can be found at the Alameda County website under Careers:

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The Alameda County Public Defender’s Office provides the highest quality of indigent criminal defense by vigorously advocating for the rights of individuals facing criminal charges in adult and juvenile court. Our mission is to zealously protect and defend the rights of clients through compassionate and inspired legal representation of the highest quality, in pursuit of a fair and unbiased system of justice for all.

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Found only in the Public Defender’s Department, Associate Deputy Public Defenders are the attorneys for defendants in certain criminal and juvenile cases, and represent litigants in certain civil proceedings, such as involuntary mental illness commitment proceedings, as accepted by the Public Defender or on appointment by the court and assignment by the Public Defender. They perform all related legal work as required and authorized by the Public Defender.

Associate Deputy Public Defender is the entry-level litigation attorney class. Incumbents perform less difficult legal work than that assigned to Deputy Public Defenders. As their skill level and experience increase, they are assigned more complex work, including the defense of the most serious misdemeanors and civil cases, as appointed to or accepted by the Public Defender. They may be assigned selected felony jury trials as part of a closely monitored felony trial caseload. Tenure in this class is earned after the incumbent demonstrates full competence in the defense litigation of felony trials.

Sue Ra| Assistant Public Defender
Alameda County Public Defender’s Office
1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 400 |
Oakland, California 94612
510-272-6634 | Fax No. 510-272-6610
[email protected] |

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