"If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice." -- Learned Hand
The Trial Services Division provides representation to indigent clients facing criminal charges in state and federal trial courts. It consists of three departments. The Trial Department, the Multi-County Program, and the Trumbull County Office.
Through the Multi-County Program and the Trumbull County Office the OPD acts as the county public defender in ten counties. Those ten counties are Adams, Athens, Brown, Fayette, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Trumbull, and Washington.