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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.
OPD is currently recruiting for trial attorneys to join our Spring Class of 2017 and for our Fall Class of 2017. We are also taking applications for current third year law students to join OPD in January after graduation.
Additionally, 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
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OPD Comment to the Maryland Parole Commission Regarding its Proposed Amendments to COMAR 12.08.01
State Public Defender's Office Calls for Immediate Suspension of Baltimore Police Surveillance Program
Public Defenders Say Discovery Violations an Everyday Occurrence
Overwhelmed Public Defenders
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