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The Justice in July Jamboree was a community event held in Rialto, CA on Saturday, July 23, 2017.  Members from our team were there representing the Public Defender’s Department, specifically giving information on Proposition 47.  “We had a lot of people asking questions,” Deputy Public Defender IV Alan Messarra said.  Senator

On Friday, July 7, 2017, KCAL 96.7 FM radio sponsored a community event which our very own Public Defender attorneys, Alan Messarra & Jeff Rosanswank, participated in.  Representing the Law Offices of the Public Defender San Bernardino County, they were giving information on Proposition 47.  Thank you Mr. Messarra & Mr. Rosanswank—especially since our

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has chosen our Program ‘Everyone SWIMS (Self Sufficient, Well-Being, In House, Mental Health, Services)’, for the 2017 NAC0 Achievement Award.  Our program was also selected as one of the 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work, as part of NACO President Bryan Desloge’s Presidential Initiative.  On

Jerry Kang is Professor of Law, Professor of Asian American Studies, the inaugural Korea Times Endowed Chair, and UCLA’s inaugural Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. A leading scholar on implicit bias and the law, Prof. Kang has published more than a dozen articles on the subject in leading journals

Deputy Public Defender V Ann Bounthavong from our Central Division was honored during Public Service Recognition Week! Ms. Bounthavong was one of forty-one outstanding County employees that was recognized by the Board of Supervisors today during the County’s 28th annual observance of national Public Service Recognition Week. Congratulations Ms. Bounthavong!! We are proud

Hundreds of Alta Loma High School students crowded into the gym’s bleachers, laughing and talking during a midmorning break from class.“What you are about to see is a criminal sentencing based on an actual DUI case that occurred in San Bernardino County,” senior Delaney Townsend, 17, solemnly said over the

In San Bernardino County, Mock Trial Program Helps Juvenile Offenders Grow San Bernardino County’s Gateway Mock Trial Program was honored as part of the 2016 CSAC Challenge Awards, which recognize the most innovative best practices developed by California Counties. Please click here to watch a brief video about the program.

Law Day celebrates the role of law in our society and cultivates a deeper understanding of the legal profession. The first Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1961, Congress designated May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day by issuing a joint resolution. Since

Individuals with outstanding traffic infractions and low-level misdemeanors may be eligible to perform community service instead of jail time and/or fines. Community Plea is a joint collaboration with Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (IECAAC), San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, and San Bernardino