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District Court appearances are now in-person. You must appear on your court date unless you have been excused by your attorney. Superior Court sessions are partially in-person and partially virtual. You can check your court date at www.nccourts.gov/court-dates.

Las comparecencias en el Tribunal de Distrito son ahora en persona. Usted debe comparecer en su fecha de corte a menos que haya sido excusado por su abogado. Las sesiones del Tribunal Superior son parcialmente presenciales y parcialmente virtuales. Puede consultar su fecha de comparecencia en www.nccourts.gov/court-dates.

Our offices will close for Thanksgiving beginning Wednesday, November 24th at 1:00PM. We will re-open Monday, November 29th at 8:00AM.

Was the Orange County or Chatham County Public Defender’s office appointed to represent you?

Fill out this form with as much information as possible so that we can get in touch with you.

¿Fue designada la oficina del Defensor Público del Condado de Orange o del Condado de Chatham para representarlo? Complete este formulario con tanta información como sea posible para que podamos ponernos en contacto con usted.

Court Date Reminders

Click here to sign up for court date reminders. If you do not know your file number, contact our office.

Liberty and Justice for All

In compliance with federal and state constitutions, the Office of the Public Defender in District 15B, Chatham and Orange Counties, is a legal service component of Indigent Defense Services which:

  • provides high quality and zealous advocacy for our clients;
  • advocates for the protection of the constitutional rights of its clients;
  • contributes to the efficient and effective operation of the criminal justice system in Chatham and Orange counties.

Woodrena Baker-Harrell is the Public Defender for Chatham and Orange Counties, District 15B.