Deputy State Public Defender - Oakland, CA

  • 15 Jul 2020 1:31 PM
    Message # 9104604
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DEPUTY STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER - To apply visit their job page.

    Representation of individuals convicted of non-capital and capital offenses in direct appeals, petitions for rehearing, and petitions for writ of mandate before the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court, as well as petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court; capital appeals also include practice before the superior courts.  Candidates possess sufficient experience in drafting the pleadings necessary for such proceedings to allow them to undertake significant roles in the development and presentation of complex factual and legal issues in appropriate venues, including the state superior courts, courts of appeal, the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.  Candidates must have skills necessary to deliver oral argument presentations to the various courts in which OSPD practices. 

    Incumbents in this class are experienced criminal defense attorneys capable of performing a wide variety of difficult legal work with increased independence and responsibility. Incumbents are typically appointed at Range A, B or C based upon the appropriate alternate range criteria, and upon the recommendation of the appointing power. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements as stated on this exam bulletin to be accepted to the examination.


    All applicants are required to have active membership in the California State Bar. (Applicants who are not members of the California State Bar but who are eligible to take the California State Bar examination or are in their final year of law school will be admitted to the examination but will not be considered eligible for appointment until they are admitted to the State Bar.)                 

    Two years of experience performing legal duties in any combination of: (1) practice before trial or appellate courts, or (2) research and writing opinions for appellate courts. (Applicants who have completed eighteen months of the required experience will be admitted to the examination but must complete two years of such experience before they will be eligible for appointment)

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