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174: How Uncommon Law Challenges the California’s Broken System of Parole w/Keith Wattley

Joining Hunter today is Keith Wattley, the Founder and Executive Director of Uncommon Law. Keith and his team at Uncommon Law support people navigating California’s discretionary parole process through trauma-informed legal representation, mental health counselling, legislative and policy advocacy, and […]

212: How Three L.A. Public Defenders Hope to Change the Legal System by Becoming Judges w/Ericka Wiley, George Turner, and Kim Repecka

If you’ve listened to the show long enough, then you know Hunter has consistently advocated for more public defenders to become judges. With their insight into the legal system, communities can stand to gain so much by having a bench […]

Appellate Attorney

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applications for a full-time attorney position in its appellate unit, stationed in Los Angeles, California. The appellate unit is committed to the pursuit of justice by aggressively […]

Appellate Attorney

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applicationsfor a full-time attorney position in its appellate unit, stationed in Los Angeles, California. Theappellate unit is committed to the pursuit of justice by aggressively advocating in […]

Assistant Computer Systems Administrator (ACSA)

ACSAs focus on end-user help desk support for software and hardware issues and configuring new laptops and desktops. Other areas of responsibility may include: monitoring, tracing and analyzing all system and processing failures; assisting with maintaining the network and workstations, […]

Assistant Federal Defender, Capital Habeas Unit

Who We Are The Federal Public Defender’s Office, Eastern District of California Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) is home to a dedicated team of attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and assistant paralegals who advocate for indigent prisoners sentenced to death. Our staff has […]

Capital Habeas Attorney

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applications for full-time attorney positions in its Capital Habeas Unit (CHU), stationed in Los Angeles or Santa Ana, California. The CHU advocates for the constitutional rights and […]

Capital Habeas Attorney

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applications for full-time attorney positions in its Capital Habeas Unit (CHU), stationed in Los Angeles or Santa Ana, California. The CHU advocates for the constitutional rights and […]

Capital Habeas Investigator

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applications for full-time investigator positions in its Capital Habeas Unit (CHU), stationed in Los Angeles, California. The CHU advocates for the constitutional rights and inherent dignity of […]

Deputy Public Defender I

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Education and Experience: Current membership with the State Bar of California.  Completion of a law clerk program, preferably in a Public Defender’s office, is highly desirable; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the […]

Deputy Public Defender II

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education and Experience: Current membership with the State Bar of California and one year experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to that of the Deputy Public Defender I level; or any combination of education, training and experience […]

Deputy Public Defender III

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education and Experience: Current membership with the State Bar of California and two years experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to that of the Deputy Public Defender II level; or any combination of education, training and experience […]

Deputy Public Defender IV

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Education and Experience: Current membership with the State Bar of California and four years’ experience as a practicing attorney to include two years at a level equivalent to that of the Deputy Public Defender III; or any […]

Director, Indigent Defense Improvement Division

The Office of the State Public Defender (OSPD) is a California executive level state agency. OSPD has a dual mandate: an appellate division that provides excellent appellate representation to those sentenced to death, and an indigent defense improvement division (IDID) […]

Division Chief, Strategic Communications Division

The Opportunity This position reports directly to the Chief Deputy and has administrative and technical responsibility for the Strategic Communications Division which is comprised of the Appellate, Employee Relations, and Communications Units in the Office of the Public Defender. The […]

Division Chief, Training Division

The Opportunity This position reports directly to the Chief of Staff and has administrative and technical responsibility for the Training Division in the Office of the Public Defender. The Division Chief assists in directing daily activities and operations. The Division […]