Deputy Public Defender I ‐ Extra‐Help

$53.48 - $65.01 hourly
  • County of Sonoma
  • Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • Dec 21, 2022
Contractor Government Legal

Job Description

Deputy Public Defender I - Extra Help

$53.48 - $65.01/Hourly*


Bring your passion for public service to the Public Defender's Office.

Start your legal career with the County of Sonoma!


When you join the Office as a Deputy Public Defender I - Extra-Help, you will perform legal work involving the investigation, preparation, and presentation of criminal and civil cases before the courts. Using your independent judgment and initiative, you will work directly with both English and non-English speaking clients to:

  • Investigate, research, prepare, and defend criminal and/or civil cases
  • Interpret and apply laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of cases, opinions, and briefs
  • Prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings
  • Conduct general legal research
  • Interview and advise witnesses regarding to criminal complaints

Please note: As a part of the minimum qualifications for the position, current, active membership in the State Bar of California is required. To meet this portion of the minimum qualifications, you must be sworn in as a current, active member of the State Bar of California.

Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. 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. Apply Now