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Office of Defense Services (ODS)

Office of Defense Services



Our Mission

The Office of Defense Services provides legal services to indigent and incarcerated clients statewide. The ODS maintains offices in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County.

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About ODS

Learn more about the Office of Defense Services (ODS) various departments and divisions like Central Administration, the Public Defender and the Office of Conflicts Counsel.

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Our Services

The Office of Defense Services has been an innovator in developing services to better serve our clients and the criminal justice system.

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Interpreters

The Office of Defense Services will provide necessary interpretive services for your legal representation free of charge.

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About the Office of Defense Services

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of Conflicts Counsel (OCC)

The Office of Conflicts Counsel (OCC)



Upcoming Events


3
OCT

Juvenile Expungment Clinic

The Delaware Office of Defense Services, along with other community partners, is hosting a free expungement clinic for those with juvenile records. Click the above link for details.


6
SEP

Juvenile Justice Symposium

The ODS, along with the Delaware CJC, is hosting its annual juvenile justice symposium. The theme this year is: The Capacity for Change. Click the above link for more details.


From Our Blog


Remembering Chief Public Defender Larry Sullivan
09/13/19
Larry Sullivan’s passing marks a sad day in Delaware. Larry was a giant in the world of indigent defense, both here in Delaware and nationally. He was a fierce advocate for poor people accused of... READ MORE


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