Job Details

Deputy Public Defender II

Company name

County of Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 30, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 13, 2020

Posted on

Oct 24, 2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 92404 to 135075 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

West Covina, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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 cases accepted by or assigned to the Alternate Public Defender. Positions allocable to this class are characterized by the performance of legal tasks involved in representing the defense in a wide variety of misdemeanor cases or the less difficult felony cases accepted by or assigned to the Alternate Public Defender. Assignments at this level differ from Deputy Public Defender I in that attorneys in this class function more independently, but continue to receive supervision from higher level attorney personnel in the performance of their duties. 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. Should have admission to practice law in all courts in California. Must have 1 year of experience in the practice of criminal law as a Deputy Public Defender I in the service of the County of Los Angeles.

Note: This position is restricted to permanent employees of the Department of Alternate Public Defender who have completed initial probationary period.

Additional info

Position #: 7-9248-E

Company info

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

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