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Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office Seeks Deputy I, II, or Senior
December 4, 2023 | Erin Stewart

Whatcom County Public Defender’s office in Bellingham, WA is seeking a level I, II, or Senior Deputy, depending on qualifications.

Primary Duties of Positions

  • 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 misdemeanors.  Juvenile, or felony cases may be assigned based upon experience.
  • Assists management and other staff, as directed. Complies with legal standards and requirements.
  • Complies with legal standards and requirements.

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