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Deputy Public Defender

The San Bernardino County Office of the Public Defender offers excellent opportunities for dedicated criminal defense litigators who desire to work in a supportive and creative environment.  

The department assigns mentors to new law clerks, new Deputy Public Defenders, and Deputy Public Defenders who are beginning a new practice area within the department.  In addition, our collegial atmosphere promotes informal interaction among attorneys, investigators, and clerical assistants, facilitating open discussions on all aspects of work.

An accredited continuing legal education (CLE) provider, our training department provides specialized programs in legal knowledge, trial skills, and trial advocacy.  We use community legal experts and in-house experts to train our lawyers.  We also provide financial assistance for staff to attend legal trainings sponsored by outside providers, such as the California Public Defenders Association and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

The department provides all staff with state-of-the-art resources and equipment.  Deputy Public Defenders use iPads to access client files, conduct legal research, and organize and prepare cases for trial.  

Generations of San Bernardino County Public Defenders have provided passionate advocacy, skilled legal counsel, and distinctive leadership to our profession and to the communities we serve.


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