The office environment is fantastic, with all of the employees being enthusiastically devoted to the mission of the Public Defender. The paralegals I received tutelage from were all knowledgeable and generous with their accumulated wisdom, not to mention very well qualified.
There is no money involved.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at San Francisco Public Defender (Miami, FL) in November 2017.
It was a casual phone call, the interviewer did most of the talking. Not hard at all, they're mostly looking for people who care and want to be public defenders.
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –