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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.
There are nine statewide divisions within the Office of the Public Defender (OPD).
Guide to SB122
Bail Reviewed: Report of the Court Observation Program
2017 Annual Report
The High Cost of Bail: How Maryland’s Reliance on Money Bail Jails the Poor and Costs the Community Millions
OPD is looking for zealous advocates for the following positions:
Assistant Public Defender: Lower Eastern Shore
Assistant Public Defender: Appellate Division
Assistant Public Defender: Parental Defense Division (Baltimore City and Baltimore County)
Assistant Public Defender, Juvenile Division: Baltimore County
Assistant Public Defender: District XII (Allegany & Garrett Counties)
To learn more about attorney recruitment as well as law clerk, and volunteer opportunities with OPD click here
OPD is seeking Bilingual Clinical Social Workers to serve as consultants. Click here for more information.
Do you have a conviction involving an officer convicted or implicated in the federal Gun Trace Task Force trial? If so, click here or call 410-914-7858.
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