8140 State Public Defender
Program Descriptions


The objective of the Office of the State Public Defender, upon assignment of cases exclusively from the California Supreme Court, is to provide legal services in capital appeals to persons who do not have the financial means to employ private counsel. The Office of the State Public Defender focuses its resources exclusively on post-conviction proceedings following the judgment of death. The State Public Defender is headquartered in Oakland, and has a regional office in Sacramento.