Volunteer Attorneys

The Maryland Office of the Public Defender has limited opportunities for dedicated and client-centered Maryland barred attorneys to work alongside Assistant Public Defenders.  Please contact the Recruitment Division directly for more information before applying.

Application Procedure for Maryland barred attorneys seeking volunteer attorney positions:  Please submit a (1) cover letter, (2) current resume, (3) list of references, (4) completed Volunteer Attorney Application, and (5) certificate of good standing.  All materials should be submitted electronically by emailing them, in a single email, to recruit1@opd.state.md.us.  Incomplete or improperly submitted applications will not be considered.

OPD has recently kicked off a pro bono initiative called 100 Attorneys.  The Post Conviction Defender Division is seeking 100 attorneys to agree to represent at least one incarcerated person on post-conviction.  Please join us in this incredibly important work.  Click here for more information.

Fellowship Opportunities

OPD hosts recent law school graduates as fellows in our District offices as well as with our Statewide Divisions.  If you are interested in securing outside funding for a fellowship (whether it is a bridge fellowship funded by your law school or a more systemic project with the possibility of funding from a third party) and would like to begin the discussion regarding being hosted by OPD please email a resume and information about the fellowship to the Recruitment Division