Maryland Office of the Public Defender

About Maryland Office of the Public Defender

OPD is an independent State Agency. With over 900 employees (570 attorneys), OPD is the largest legal services organization in the state. The Office of the Public Defender provides legal services to eligible individuals through twelve district offices and seven specialized divisions.

Representation is provided in District Courts, Juvenile Courts, Circuit Courts, judicial bail reviews and related collateral hearings, Parental Defense Division and termination of parental rights (TPR) cases. Trial Divisions are maintained in all Circuit, District and Juvenile Courts throughout the State.



June 2017 - August 2017 Baltimore, MD
“Every single day was different at my internship. I felt useful & like my perspective was valuable to my supervisor and coworkers. I got to learn a lot about the daily office work, but also go to meet clients and go to court frequently.”


May 2018 - August 2018 Baltimore, MD
“Everyone at the office was incredibly friendly. It was such a fun atmosphere. The work was also very interesting and fulfilling”
See All