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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Information, Please.

 
I am a reporter for a newspaper/magazine/TV station and need information about a particular case. Whom should I contact in the Public Defender's Office?

Any inquiries about any case being handled by the Public Defender's Office should first be presented to the Executive Office of the Public Defender at (213) 974-2811. (Click here to view the Public Defender's media policy.)

line I am a novelist/screenwriter/documentary filmmaker and need information about criminal defense work in Los Angeles. Whom should I contact in the Public Defender's Office?

The first place to start would be with the Executive Office of the Public Defender which could give you a general background of how our office works and what it is like to practice criminal law in the County of Los Angeles. They can be reached at (213) 974-2811. (Click here to view the Public Defender's media policy.)

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I am a researcher who is looking for crime statistics in Los Angeles. Whom could I contact in the Public Defender's Office?

You should contact the Executive Office of the Public Defender Office, which could then direct you to other important sources of information. They can be contacted at (213) 974-2811. (Click here to view the Public Defender's media policy.)

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I am a film producer who wants to make a realistic movie about LA law. Who at the Public Defender's Office could help me give the "true picture" of what really goes on in a criminal case?

You should contact the Executive Office of the Public Defender Office, which could then direct you to other important sources of information. They can be contacted at (213) 974-2811. (Click here to view the Public Defender's media policy.)

I am a teacher/college professor who wants information for a course I am teaching about the American legal system. To whom in the Public Defender's Office could I speak about this?

You should contact the Executive Office of the Public Defender Office, which could then direct you to other important sources of information. They can be contacted at (213) 974-2801.

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I am a student, writing a paper about what it's like to be a defense attorney. To whom in the Public Defender's Office could I speak about this?

The Public Defender's Office has a commitment to teach high school students the role of the Public Defender in the criminal justice system and in the community. To that end, the Public Defender's Office works with students from many high schools, including those enrolled in Law Magnet schools because of those students' demonstrated interest in the legal arena.

The best way to learn about criminal defense law is to volunteer for the Public Defender's Office. Applications for college and high school volunteer programs may be made by submitting a letter setting forth your educational background, interest, and experience addressed to: Volunteer Coordinator, Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender, 210 West Temple Street, 19th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90012.

If, as a high school student, you have a specific question you would like to ask about criminal defense law, please call the Office of the Public Defender at (213) 974-2811.

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I am a concerned citizen who is worried about rising crime. If I want to know more about what is going on in today's legal system, whom could I contact at the Public Defender's Office?

You can contact us at the Office of the Public Defender at (213) 974-2811.

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