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08/02/2012 – On August 6, 2012, the Sacramento branch of the Office of the State Public Defender (OSPD) will relocate from its current location at 801 K Street to 770 L Street in Sacramento California. OSPD’s phone numbers will remain the same. Also, effective August 6, 2012, OSPD’s new public hours will be Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

* Note change of public hours effective November 2012 – Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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06/06/2012 – On June 11, 2012, the San Francisco branch of the Office of the State Public Defender (OSPD) will relocate to Oakland, California. OSPD’s new main phone will be (510) 267-3300; Main FAX Number: (510) 452-8712. Also, effective June 11, 2012, OSPD’s new public hours will be Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

* Note change of public hours effective November 2012 – Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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01/07/2020 – Governor Brown Announces Appointments – Mary McComb, 62, of Davis, has been reappointed state public defender in the Office of the State Public Defender, where she has served as state public defender since 2016. McComb held several positions in the Office of the State Public Defender from 1992 to 2015, including supervising deputy state public defender and deputy state public defender. She was an associate attorney at Kelman Loria from 1990 to 1991. McComb was an attorney at the Community Law Center from 1987 to 1990 and a teacher at Commonwealth High School from 1983 to 1984. McComb is a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the California Public Defenders Association and the California Appellate Defense Counsel. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $186,389. McComb is a Democrat.

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