Welcome to the Oregon Office of Public Defense Services
We ensure that eligible individuals have timely access to legal services, consistent with Oregon and national standards of justice. We are grateful to our justice system partners who are working hard to protect civil rights for Oregonians.
OPDS Welcomes to the Agency
Brian DeForest, formally the Chief Administrative Officer at DAS, has agreed to serve as our new Deputy Director and will start September 1, 2021.
Jim Conlin has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer effective September 1, 2021.
Ralph Amador, a long-time state employee who has worked at DHS from 2010 to 2018 and at DOR from 2018 to 2021, has agreed to serve as our Finance Manager and will start September 1, 2021.
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