Employment Opportunities in the Public Defender's Office

Nevada County is located in the Sierra Foothills.  We are surrounded by hiking and biking trails and are close to some of the best white water in the world.  In addition, in winter, skiing is just a short car ride away. 

Criminal Attorney I, II and III

:  When we have openings in these positions, they will be posted on the county’s Human Resources website.  Initial screening is performed by the Human Resources department.  Those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their applications forwarded to the Public Defender’s Office.

Temporary Criminal Attorney I, II and III

:  When we have temporary positions available, they are posted on the county’s Human Resources website.  Hiring is done in the same manner as Criminal Attorney I, II, and III.

Volunteer Criminal Attorney

:  If you have passed the California Bar Exam and have received your bar card, you can volunteer as an attorney in this office.  Depending on your availability, you would likely find yourself with a misdemeanor caseload with the opportunity to do hearings and trials, amongst other opportunities.  If you are interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Keri Klein at 109 N. Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 or email her at PublicDefender@co.nevada.ca.us

Law Student Intern

:  We accept both law students who have been certified by the State Bar to appear in court as well as those who have not.  If you are interested in a law student internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Keri Klein at 109 N. Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 or email her at Publicdefender@co.nevada.ca.us

College Student Intern

:  We welcome college students who want to have a look at the law while they decide if law school is in their future as well as those who already know that they want to be lawyers.  If you fit either of those descriptions and want to intern at the Nevada County Public Defender’s Office please send a resume and cover letter to Keri Klein at 109 N. Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 or email her at Publicdefender@co.nevada.ca.us