Welcome to the website of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender: Justice, Fairness and Dignity For All
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The Public Defender is
Paul B. DeWolfe
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There are eight statewide divisions within the Office of the Public Defender (OPD).
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.
Maryland's Public Defender is often appointed to legislative task forces that consider criminal justice public policy. Click here for all the latest information.
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
OPD seeking a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Initiative: Grant Coordinator. Click here for more information.
OPD seeking Bilingual Clinical Social Workers to serve as consultants. Click here for more information.
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