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New Hampshire Public Defender

Providing State-Wide Representation to Indigent People Accused of Crimes.

The New Hampshire Public Defender, a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1985 to carry out the Constitutional mandate of providing counsel for the indigent accused, seeks an Executive Director to oversee the Defender’s statewide operations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the senior-most executive at the New Hampshire Public Defender. The Executive Director oversees 11 offices and leads and inspires more than 250 employees – lawyers, social workers, investigators, paralegals, support staff and administrative teams – to perform at the highest standards of practice in service of its clients throughout the state. For details about this position, including how to apply, please click the link below.

NHPD Executive Director Application Process


About Us

The New Hampshire Public Defender is a private, nonprofit corporation created in 1972 to give New Hampshire a cost-effective means of providing high-quality, reliable representation to indigent defendants. The Program’s attorneys serve clients facing criminal and delinquency prosecution who cannot afford to retain private counsel.

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The New Hampshire Public Defender is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all of our employees, our Interns, our contractors, and our applicants for employment.

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