Public Defender

Organization Details

6 Saint Paul Street,
Suite 1400,
Program Description

The Office of the Public Defender provides legal services to eligible individuals through twelve district offices and seven specialized divisions.

Each District conforms to the statutory geographic boundaries of the District Courts.

Representation is provided in District Courts, Juvenile Courts, Circuit Courts, judicial bail reviews and related collateral hearings, Children in Need of Assistance (CINA) and termination of parental rights (TPR) cases.

Trial Divisions are maintained in all Circuit, District and Juvenile Courts throughout the State.

Child Services
Full Representation
Criminal law
Full Representation
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