About OPD

Welcome to the website of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender: Justice, Fairness and Dignity For All

For immediate assistance,
call 1- 877-430-5187 during
normal business hours.

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The Public Defender is
Paul B. DeWolfe

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Divisions

There are eight statewide divisions within the Office of the Public Defender (OPD).

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Districts

Maryland is divided into twelve operational districts. Each District conforms to the statutory geographic boundaries of the District Courts. OPD maintains offices in each of these districts.

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Task Force

Maryland's Public Defender is often appointed to legislative task forces that consider criminal justice public policy. Click here for all the latest information.

Careers

OPD is currently recruiting for trial attorneys to join our Spring Class of 2017Additionally, OPD is recruiting attorneys for the following specialized positions:

 

To learn more about attorney recruitment as well as law clerk, and volunteer opportunities with OPD click here

Opportunities

OPD seeking a part-time Communications Organizer to focus on pre-trial reform.  Click here for more information.

OPD seeking a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Initiative: Grant Coordinator. Click here for more information. 

Website design and development supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute – Baltimore