Lisa Bertolino has been appointed interim Tulare County public defender by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors.
Bertolino replaces former Public Defender Michael Sheltzer, who was recently appointed to a judgeship on the Tulare County Superior Court.
Bertolino has served as assistant public defender for 10 years and has worked for the county since 1989. Before that, she was a certified public accountant.
Bertolino has a law degree from Ventura College of Law and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Humboldt State University.