Oetting named acting district public defender

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Sep. 6—Angela Oetting was announced Tuesday as the acting district public defender for District 11, which covers Frederick and Washington Counties.

She started on Aug. 26, according to a release from the state's Office of the Public Defender.

Oetting has been with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender for 18 years, the release said

In 2014, she became a supervising attorney. Most recently, she was the chief attorney in the Misdemeanor Litigation Division of Baltimore City.

As the chief attorney, she brought three district courthouses to work together as one division representing clients from Baltimore city at both the district and circuit court levels, the release said.

Oetting is a University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland, College Park graduate. She is also a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association and the Baltimore City Bar Association, the release said.

She is a volunteer with Marian House, a program offering rehabilitative services for women and their children, and the Community Action Network, which provides opportunities to families and children.

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