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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, we recognize the important of a workplace environment where every individual feels valued and can meaningfully participate and contribute. We embrace diversity and difference, and 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 our diverse Ohio community. We recognize that we can best meet our public defense mission by recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Together, we commit to creating a culture of respect that enacts our values and supports success. We encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in the legal profession.