The Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office(PDO) delivers high quality legal representation to all clients, regardless of the charge. We accept all people who need representation and cannot afford a lawyer. We are a team of 150 lawyers, 30 investigators, 30 paralegals, and 30 clerical staff who tailor our services to clients' needs. We prepare cases for jury trial, take social histories, engage in community outreach, link clients with services, and explain how the system works.
PDO and ADO attempt to notify applicants about interviews approximately 1 week after the application deadline. PDO and ADO target the first week of November to have completed the interviews and notify applicants about offers.