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Deputy II or Senior Dep. DOQ
Primary Duties:

Acts as court-appointed counsel representing individuals accused of misdemeanors or felonies in superior, district and juvenile courts.
Represents appointed clients in all phases of criminal proceedings, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, trial preparation, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing.
  • Responsible for the investigation and preparation of each case assigned.
  • Primary caseload consists of misdemeanor, juvenile, or felony cases based upon experience.
  • Assists management and other staff, as directed. Complies with legal standards and requirements.
For the full scope of the job view the job description see the official vacancy announcement.

Deadline to apply: October 30, 3:00 pm
Position: Deputy II or Senior Dep. DOQ
Organization: Whatcom County Public Defender's Office
Location: Bellingham,  WA 
United States
Salary: $7009.00 to $10,258.00 per month
Posting Start Date: 10/2/2022
Date Posted: 10/2/2022
Requirements Must be a current member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, OR must be a current member in good standing of another State Bar Association AND must become a member of the Washington State Bar Association by passing the next Washington State Bar exam.

Deputy II also requires requires successful completion of two years as a Whatcom County Deputy I in the Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office and performance-based approval of promotion by the Public Defender, OR three years of experience as a public defender, prosecuting attorney, or private criminal defense counsel and qualified under the Standards of Indigent Defense to handle felony cases.  

Senior Deputy also requires successful completion of two years as a Deputy II in the Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office and performance-based approval of promotion by the Public Defender OR six years of experience as a public defender, prosecuting attorney, or private criminal defense counsel AND qualified under the Standards of Indigent Defense to handle felony cases OR qualified for class A.

Spanish language fluency is desired.

Background Check must meet County Criteria for criminal justice positions.

Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/31/2022
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Whatcom County Public Defender's Office
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Bellingham,  WA 98225
United States
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hr@co.whatcom.wa.us
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