Job Opportunity

Deputy Public Defender I
Sonoma County

Date Posted:

December 6, 2021


$9,052 – $11,002/Monthly*


Starting salary up to $132,031/year, a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!* The Public Defender and his Office have the mandated responsibility of defending any person who is not financially able to employ counsel and who is charged with the commission of any contempt or offense triable in the superior or municipal courts. Additionally, the Public Defender represents qualified individuals in probate and welfare proceedings, and may represent any person who is not financially able to employ counsel in proceedings relating to the nature or conditions of detention prior to adjudication.


The ideal candidate will have a substantial interest in criminal defense work and possess: • Experience working as an attorney, law clerk, or other professional legal position • Impeccable research and writing abilities • Experience and knowledge of post-conviction relief • Demonstrable excellence in public speaking • Experience in a Public Defender’s office • The highly desirable ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish and English

How to Apply:

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.

Filing Deadline:

Apply by 1/3/22

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