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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.

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Welcome New Lawyers: OPDS is pleased to welcome the newest admittees to the Oregon State Bar! We hope you’ll consider joining us in the rewarding career of public defense. If you’re interested, you can fill out an interest form and see available job listings here

The PDSC has released its Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for public defense contracts effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025. More information here.

Slowdown in CSS Approval Process Continues: More information here.

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Non-unanimous jury verdicts resource page, for individuals with these types of convictions, their friends/family, and attorneys.