Associate Deputy Attorney - Alameda County Public Defender

  • 06 Dec 2017 11:45 AM
    Message # 5615702
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline for filing:  January 4, 2018

    Approximate Salary:  $84,468.80 - $127,504.00/year 

    Permanent Full-Time Employment 


    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.

    The Alameda County Public Defender's Office was the second public defender’s office created in the nation, chartered in 1927 by Earl Warren who later became Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Today, our team of more than 100 attorneys, 19 investigators and 40 support staff handle approximately 40,000 cases per year providing innovative, holistic defense services for Alameda County residents. In 2012, the office was named the "Best Law Firm" in the East Bay by the Alameda County Bar Association. 

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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 are initially assigned to the municipal courts and 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.

    Please find details regarding qualifications, timeline, and other information on the Alameda County website, under "Current Openings" ( or go directly to the application here:

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