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Deputy Public Defender II

Company name

County of Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 30, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 13, 2020

Posted on

Mar 10, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 93321 to 136411 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


West Covina, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Deputy Public Defender II
The candidate performs legal work of average difficulty in representing the defense in criminal case accepted by or assigned to the Alternate Public Defender. Represents the defense in the trial of felony cases of average difficulty, mental health cases and the more difficult misdemeanor cases. Interviews clients and witnesses, conducts preliminary hearings, review transcripts, requests the investigation of facts and testimony, and confers with law enforcement officers, experts, deputy district attorneys, and other interested parties to determine the course of action that should be taken in behalf of their clients. Advises clients as to their rights and the actions they should take in court, including the relative merits of trial by judge or jury and the advisability of negotiated pleas. Prepares briefs, pleadings and other documents and makes motions for continuances, dismissals, reduction of bail and new trials. Represents the defense in arraignment, pleading, and probation and sentencing proceedings in felony and misdemeanor cases. Represents juvenile clients in hearing in the Juvenile Court. Prepares reports outlining the advisability of appealing cases. Admission to practice law in all courts in California is required. Must have 1 year of full-time experience in the practice of criminal law representing either adults, and/or juveniles in delinquency proceedings, at the level of a Deputy Public Defender I in the services of Los Angeles County.

Additional info

Exam Number: 7-9248-F

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
County of Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender
1501 West Cameron
Suite 230
West Covina, CA 91790

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