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#TeamOPD offers careers for passionate professionals dedicated to public service. We also provide learning and volunteer opportunities for interested students --including high school, undergraduate, law, and graduate -- and working professionals.

Careers at the OPD include but are not limited to: 

  • Criminal Law Attorney: Adult (Trial & Appellate), Juvenile (Trial & Appellate), Capital (Trial & Appellate)
  • Paralegal
  • Administrative Support
  • Criminal Investigation & Mitigation
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Fiscal
  • Public Relations
  • Legislative Lobby

We also welcome High School students, Undergraduate students, Law/Graduate students, and Professionals for Volunteer opportunities. Flexible schedules for learning opportunities are available in school-year and summer. View the Employment and Volunteer sections of this page to learn more. 

At #TeamOPD, our commitment to inclusion is inseparable from our commitment to a fair justice system. We strive to ensure inclusive spaces and services for our staff, our clients, and Ohio’s diverse communities. We are committed to building a work environment where all our team members have a voice and can embrace our differences to innovate service to the public. We can best meet our public defense mission through a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace, where employees thrive, our mission is accomplished, and Ohioans are served. #TeamOPD is grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion as we work together to pursue fairness and justice for all people.