Baltimore City, MD Public Defender’s Circuit Court Litigation Office
The Office of Baltimore City County has a Felony Chief and other legal staff. This office offers legal services to indigent clients in this county. The Office of Public the Defender (OPD), has five specialized divisions that directly support public defenders with their cases and clients. These divisions are specialized in Forensics, Forensic Mental Health, Immigration, Innocence Project, Juvenile Protection, and Social Work. The Forensics Division provides training and technical and litigation support to OPD attorneys. The Forensic Mental Health Division provides OPD access to the highest caliber expert consultative services and superior representation of clients with complex mental health issues. The Immigration Division provides public defenders with training on relevant immigration law and consultation on noncitizen clients’ cases. The Juvenile Protection Division (JPD) serves as a specialized statewide division to monitor the conditions of confinement of all OPD juvenile clients who are in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). Finally, social workers meet with clients, family members, and other support networks to unearth, scrutinize and evaluate client information. Please contact them directly for more information on the Public Defender’s Circuit Court Litigation Office services.