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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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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Divisions

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

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Careers

OPD is looking for zealous advocates for the following positions: 

  • Assistant Public Defender: Forensic Science Litigation Support Attorney
  • Assistant Public Defender: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties (District II)  
  • Assistant Public Defender: Allegany and Garrett Counties (District XII) 

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

  • Opportunities

    OPD is seeking Bilingual Clinical Social Workers to serve as consultants.  Click here for more information.
    Website design and development supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute – Baltimore