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

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OPD is looking for zealous advocates for the following positions: 

  • Assistant Public Defender: Forensic Science Litigation Support Attorney
  • Supervising Attorney: Post Conviction Defenders
  • Assistant Public Defender: Parental Defense Division (Baltimore City)

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

  • Opportunities

    OPD seeks an innovative and compassionate leader to head OPD's Social Work Division. The Director is involved in the day-to-day operations, management, and supervision of all members of the social work team, including staff and panel social workers, core staff, and interns. This position is based at 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland but involves statewide travel. Click here for more information.


    OPD 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