The New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (NJOPD) is always searching for the highest quality attorneys, investigators, paralegals and clerical staff to join the agency and provide our clients with the best legal representation.  

Anyone interested in employment opportunities with the NJOPD should contact:

William Wander
Human Resources Manager
New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market St
P.O. Box 850
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone (609) 292-8353
Fax (609) 984-0251

Mr. Wander can be e-mailed at OPD.Recruitment@opd.nj.gov

The Office of the Public Defender (OPD) is currently seeking to fill entry-level clerical positions in Camden, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset counties.  Please submit your resume with salary requirement to Judith Smith at judith.smith@opd.nj.gov for this employment opportunity.

Please see the link(s) below for current postings of staff positions in the Office of the Public Defender.  These postings are open to NJ state residents who meet the requirements outlined on the posting:

Auditor Accountant Trainee

The NJOPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains an Affirmative Action Office at the Hughes Justice Complex. The Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer is Dane Lane, Esq. She can be contacted by phone at (609) 292-7087.