Our Mission Statement
The mission of the San Francisco Public Defender’s office is to protect and defend the rights of our indigent clients, through effective, vigorous, compassionate, and creative legal advocacy.
We aspire to provide the highest level of legal advocacy for each of our clients, and to be a nationwide model for the delivery of indigent defense services.
Can I Hire A Public Defender To Sue My Landlord?
Public Defenders practice criminal defense law. Rent related issues and lawsuits are considered civil matters and handled by civil attorneys. We can only provide our services to people who cannot afford a lawyer of their own as determined by Gideon v. Wainwright.
More Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities (Mo'MAGIC)
Mo'MAGIC aims is to enrich community resources through social and educational development; to create leadership and career opportunities utilizing programs and services for youth, that also serve as early intervention activities that help to reduce juvenile crime in the Fillmore/Western Addition.
Gifts and Donor Information
|Donor Name||Date||Gift||Value||Financial Interest|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||May 2012||Cash||$1,451.98||None|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||June 2012||Cash||$1,883.46||None|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Jan 2013||Cash||$2,624.48||None|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Mar 2013||Cash||$2,698.27||None|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||May 2013||Cash||$2,538.18||None|