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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.
Currently recruiting attorneys for the following positions:
To learn more about attorney recruitment as well as law clerk, and volunteer opportunities with OPD click here
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