San Bernardino County Public Defender

Defending Constitutional Rights and Pursuing Justice Through Excellent Representation

Regardless of one’s economic status in society, all should have access to competent defense representation in criminal prosecutions and civil commitment proceedings. By providing quality representation services to indigent clients, the Public Defender protects our constitutional rights from overreaching and unlawful infringements.

Apr 08, 2022
Full time
$70,657 - $97,302 yearly
San Bernardino County Public Defender
The Office of the San Bernardino County Public Defender is currently recruiting qualified candidates to work as a Mitigation Specialist on the Public Defense Pilot Program.  The position offers an exciting opportunity to represent clients with resentencing under Penal Code Sections 1170(d(1), 1170.95, and 3051. (see BSCC website for information about the Public Defense Pilot Program.  Public Defense Pilot Program – BSCC (ca.gov) ) Public Defense Pilot Program Mitigation Specialist will utilize their clinical and information gathering skills and knowledge to support Public Defense Program attorneys and other staff.  The duties will include conducting biopsychosocial interviews and preparing reports, researching and reviewing relevant mitigation literature, identifying issues related to intellect, mental health, substance abuse and trauma, obtaining and reviewing client historical records, drafting persuasive alternative sentencing reports and plans, identifying appropriate...
Apr 08, 2022
Full time
$74,672 - $172,993 yearly
San Bernardino County Public Defender
The Office of the San Bernardino County Public Defender is currently recruiting qualified candidates to work as contract attorneys on the Public Defense Pilot Program.  These positions offer an exciting opportunity to represent clients with resentencing under Penal Code Sections 1170(d(1), 1170.95, and 3051. (see BSCC website for information about the Public Defense Pilot Program.  Public Defense Pilot Program – BSCC (ca.gov) ) Public Defense Pilot Program contract attorney duties will include conducting legal research, filing and litigating motions in court, managing client case files, corresponding with clients, participating in an orientation process, and ongoing training.  The positions offer a competitive salary, from $74,672 to $172,993 annually, commensurate with experience.  Additionally, a generous benefit package includes health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and eligible dependents.  Qualified candidates must be licensed attorneys with the California...