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11/17/14 Prop 47 Passes
Do you qualify to have your felony reduced to a misdemeanor pursuant to Proposition 47? The Kern County Public Defender's Office can help you.

The Public Defender's Office provides legal counsel and representation to indigent criminal defendants who are unable to pay for legal assistance.

The Public Defender's Office does not handle civil or family law matters - for information on these matters, visit the Superior Court of California, County of Kern Web site. If you are unsure of whether a given case is a civil or criminal matter, you can use Kern County's Case Information and Calendars site to look up cases.

Mission Statement

The Kern County Public Defender's driving priorities are providing high quality and professional representation to all clients who we have the privilege and constitutional mandate to represent, and respecting Kern County and state taxpayers, who fund our department's work.

Extra-Help (Temporary) Job Openings - Public Defender

Extra Help Notes:
  • Extra-help employment has a limited term (up to 9 months).  Health Benefits coverage may be offered. Details
  • Extra-help employees must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job specification.
  • Job titles listed may not have current openings. Your online application will be retained in our extra-help database for 6 months. County departments will select applications from the database as needed.

Regular Job Openings - Public Defender

-- Not currently recruiting for any jobs --

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