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 eight 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: Juvenile Division, Anne Arundel County
  • Deputy District Public Defender: Baltimore City
  • Assistant Public Defender, Garrett and Allegany Counties


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

  • Opportunities

    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