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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


13
NOV

Office of Defense Services budget hearing

The Delaware Office of Management and Budget will have its public budget hearing for the Office of Defense Services at 1 p.m.


15
NOV

CLE: Education Law

This training is available via videophone at our Kent and Sussex locations, as well as in person at the Carvel state building's third floor conference room in Wilmington.


From Our Blog


Chief Defender named civil liberty superhero
11/06/19
Delaware’s top public defender was named a civil liberty superhero this month by the ACLU of Delaware. Brendan O’Neill, Chief Defender at the Office of Defense Services, was honored with the 2019 Kandler Award for... READ MORE


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