Board of Supervisors Seeking Applicants for the Lake County Public Defenders’ Advisory Committee
An urgent and important message from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
Contact: Carolyn Purdy, Administrative Analyst II, (707) 263-2368
Lake County, CA (February 23, 2023) – The Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the Lake County Public Defenders’ Advisory Committee.
The work of the Lake County Public Defenders’ Advisory Committee involves reviewing generally the provision of indigent defense services in Lake County, advising the Board of Supervisors on matters of equity and social justice related to indigent defense services, and the preparation of statistical reports to the Board of Supervisors annually on the state of the indigent defense services in Lake County.
All Committee members are expected to have substantial experience and expertise relevant to indigent public defense services and to reflect the diversity of Lake County to the extent practicable.
Persons selected for this committee must be able to commit the time necessary to attend meetings and participate effectively as a member. While serving on the committee, no member may engage in the provision of indigent defense services, hold a position as a prosecuting attorney, or be an employee of the Lake County Superior Court.
The County is seeking recommendations for appointments to this Committee from associations/groups active in Lake County that focus on indigent criminal defense issues based upon the experiences of persons identifying as African-American, Native American, Latino/Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and members of the LBGTQ+ communities.
Organizations that meet the criteria listed above may each submit three names. The submittal must include an application and other written materials relevant to the organization’s recommendation of each applicant.
Additionally, the County is seeking applications from:
Persons with significant experience providing indigent defense services of five (5) or more years, who does not presently provide such services in Lake County; and
Persons with significant experience as indigent criminal defendants in the County of Lake.
Applications are available at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk of the Board Office, Room 109, 255 North Forbes Street, Lakeport, California, or online at https://www.lakecountyca.gov/1116/Board-of-Supervisors.
Please note that the membership on the above referenced advisory board is voluntary.
Direct link to application: https://lakecounty.na2.echosign.com/public/esignWidget?wid=CBFCIBAA3AAABLblqZhCSj-60viv__uuB0ZPeBIGoT21nGu3HjxuL5WLRrj6ZLiLcl8vV0lEWYHZcBzqW0XU*