"From the very beginning, our state and national constitutions and laws have laid great emphasis on procedural and substantive safeguards designed to assure fair trials before impartial tribunals in which every defendant stands equal before the law. This noble ideal cannot be realized if the poor man charged with crime has to face his accusers without a lawyer to assist him."
September 25, 2020-
Given the restrictions on in-person gatherings and technological challenges to provide live webinars, I regret to inform you that the Office of the Ohio Public Defender will not be able to provide the Ohio Juvenile Defender Summit this year.
September 09, 2020-
This memorandum provides an update on the options the Office of the Ohio Public Defender (OPD) has and will continue to offer to counties in an effort to provide support and assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 25, 2020-
This memorandum is intended to provide an update on the options the Office of the Ohio Public Defender (OPD) has offered to counties, in an effort to provide support and assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.