Mission And Vision

In pursuit of equal justice, the Louisiana Public Defender Board advocates for clients, supports practitioners and protects the public by continually improving the services guaranteed by the constitutional right to counsel.

Through its commitment to performance standards, ethical excellence, data-driven practices and client-centered advocacy, the Louisiana Public Defender Board oversees the delivery of high quality legal services affecting adults, children and families, and supports community well-being across Louisiana.

The Louisiana Public Defender Board (LPDB), a recognized leader in the delivery of client-centered legal representation services, is a dynamic and engaged partner in local, state and national criminal and juvenile justice systems.

LPDB and its public defender offices prevent wrongful conviction, protect due process and constitutional rights, increase public safety, promote fiscal responsibility, and support economic growth throughout Louisiana.

Anti-Discrimination Statement:
On September 11, 2012, the Louisiana Public Defender Board approved an Anti-Discrimination Statement relating to the representation of clients.

The LPDB Anti-Discrimination Statement is available HERE

Upcoming Training
For more information, contact:
LPDB Training Division at

2016 Deep South Capital Defense Conference
January 27-29

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Biloxi, MS

Click here for more information.

Capital Voir Dire Training: Theory & Intense Practice
May 12-14, 2016

Boulder, CO

Click here for the training flyer.

Webinar: Creating a Defender-Driven Empirical Research Agenda
November 13, 2015
12:00 pm eastern (60 minutes)

Click here for more information.