Home

Alameda CA Public Defender Job Cuts Mean Cases Refused
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

In June we reported that Alameda County, California would cut 15 people in the Public Defender’s Office. The cuts will reduce headcount at the office to 88.

Now, in anticipation of those cuts, which take effect in September, the county’s public defenders have stopped taking some out-of-custody misdemeanor and probation violation cases, declaring conflicts of interest based on overload.

San Francisco’s PD has also started declining to defend complex cases.

  
What
Where


The cases refused by public defenders are referred to private counsel. These private lawyers cost more than the salaries of the lawyers to be laid off.

In March, California’s 1st District Court of Appeal rules that PDs overwhelmed with new cases should decline some, amongst other steps to ensure those cases accepted can be defended properly.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-Level Commercial Business Litigator

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a commercial business litigation attorney with 2-5 years of experience...

Apply Now

Mid to Senior Level Labor and Employment Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid to senior level labor and employment attorney.

Apply Now

Senior Level Litigator

USA-CA-Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills office is seeking a litigation attorney with 5-7 years of experience and a background...

Apply Now

Real Estate Associate Attorney

USA-MN-Minneapolis

Minneapolis office of our client seeks real estate associate attorney with 2-5 years of experience. ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Entertainment Law: Tax Attorney

USA-CA-West Hollywood

STREAMLINE GLOBAL GROUP IS HIRING   ROLE: TAX ATTORNEY (IN HOUSE) QUALIFICATION REQ...

Apply now

Personal Injury Paralegal

USA-NY-New York City

Downtown prominent personal injury law firm seeking an experienced paralegal. Ideal candidate will h...

Apply now

Public Defender

USA-PA-Gettysburg

TO APPLY YOU MUST VISIT US AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION.  SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION, COVER...

Apply now

Associate for Boutique Law Firm in Washington DC

USA-DC-Washington

Tycko & Zavareei LLP has an opening for an associate in our Washington, D.C. office.  This job ...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top