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Deputy Public Defender III – Immigration Specialist
A Deputy Public Defender III – Immigration Specialist, will specialize on the more complex and difficult cases involving non-citizen clients charged with adult criminal or juvenile delinquency offenses. Working with the unique circumstances of our non-citizen clients, this person will advise Trial Attorneys regarding the immigration consequences of criminal charges and convictions on naturalization, admission, deportability, and immigration relief or benefits. This person will also assist in the preparation of defense strategies to mitigate or eliminate adverse immigration consequences through development of alternative pleas and negotiated dispositions. Finally, this person will work on materials, messaging, and resources to benefit our community concerning citizen issues.

To apply, please visit our job posting at the link below:


Posting Closes July 8, 2022
Position: Deputy Public Defender III – Immigration Specialist
Organization: Santa Barbara County Public Defender
Location: Santa Barbara,  CA 
United States
Salary: $113,023.81 - $136,508.08 Annually
Posting Start Date: 6/25/2022
Date Posted: 7/1/2022
Employment Standards

Active membership in the State Bar of California and possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License for all levels; and not less than:

  1. Two years of progressively responsible experience as an attorney in the practice of public law or four years as a general practicing attorney; OR,
  2.  One year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Deputy Public Defender II with Santa Barbara County; OR,
  3.  A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge, abilities, and license.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/29/2022
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Santa Barbara County Public Defender
1100 Anacapa Street

Santa Barbara,  CA 93101
United States
(805) 568-3472
La Mer Kyle Griffiths