Cases We Handle
The Office of the Legal Defender has three areas of practice: Criminal, Juvenile Dependency/Severance and Criminal/Mental Health Appeals.
How to Get a Legal Defender to Represent You
The Office of the Legal Defender is a government office of court appointed counsel enabled by statute to represent indigent defendants. The office takes cases by assignment from the Court. The office is not permitted to take private clients or assume representation of a client without appointment by the Court.