County of FresnoFresno 93721
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Defense Attorney I/ii/iii

County of Fresno
Permanent Fresno County Public Defender, 2135 Fresno St # 100, Fresno, CA 93721, United States
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Overview

Defense Attorney Annual Salaries 
Defense Attorney I: $70,278 - $85,410  

Annually

Defense Attorney II

:

$82,004 - $99,710  

Annually

Defense Attorney III

: $

98,410 - $119,626

  Annually 


The

Fresno County Public Defender's Office

is offering rewarding and challenging career opportunities to experienced legal professionals as a

Defense Attorney I/II/III

. The Public Defender's Office is dedicated to the full and fair representation of all persons in the community who cannot afford legal counsel and are in danger of being deprived of a liberty interest due to a criminal accusation or other statutorily defined state action.  It is the goal of the Public Defender's Office to protect every client's constitutional rights, to defend against discriminatory treatment and disproportionate punishment, and to ensure that no one who is innocent is ever wrongfully convicted.  The Public Defender's Office provides all mandated legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner while holding themselves to the highest professional and ethical standards.


Defense Attorney positions are in Medical Group I – Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.


Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 
Samples of Duties

Defense Attorney I:

  • Receives orientation to the operations, processes and procedures of the Public Defender's Office.
  • Performs legal research and investigation in the preparation of cases for court.
  • Prepares briefs.
  • May present a full range of misdemeanor cases in court upon assignment.
  • Performs other work as required.
Defense Attorney II:
  • Acts as defense counsel in criminal cases of average difficulty.
  • Interviews and advises defendants and witnesses.
  • Studies, interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authorities in the preparation of cases and briefs.
  • Prepares pleadings and other papers in connection with suits, trials, hearings and other legal proceedings.
Defense Attorney III:
  • Acts as defense counsel in major criminal cases.
  • Interviews and advises clients and witnesses.
  • Studies, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities in the preparation of cases and briefs.
  • Prepares pleadings and other papers in connection with suits, trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings.
  • May occasionally assign, review, and coordinate the professional legal work of lower level attorneys
Minimum Qualifications

Defense Attorney I:

Membership in the State Bar of California.

License: Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license or equivalent.

Defense Attorney II:

Membership in the State Bar of California.

Experience: One year of experience in professional legal work or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the Public Defender.

License: Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license or equivalent.

Defense Attorney III:

Membership in the State Bar of California.

Experience: Two years of experience in professional legal work, including one year with primary emphasis as a trial attorney in criminal law, or full-time law clerk experience.  The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the Public Defender.

License: Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license or equivalent.

:

Qualified applicants may submit a completed and resume to:

Marsha Koop, Executive Assistant

Public Defender's Office
2135 Fresno Street, Suite 100
Fresno, CA 93721

Apply immediately; application materials will be reviewed until positions are filled.

The Public Defender's Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. For additional information, please call (559) 600-1581.

The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

For the safety of our employees, the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID-19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards. 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:
The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact the Public Defender's Office at (559) 600-1581.

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