Mission And Vision

Mission:
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.


Vision:
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

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Upcoming Training
For more information, contact:
LPDB Training Division at
jgregory@lpdb.la.gov

Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College
August 1–5, 2020

Santa Clara School of Law

First established in 1992, the Death Penalty College teaches participants the skills, knowledge, and insight needed to try a capital case. The College fosters cooperation and community among participants and faculty united in the common goal of effectively representing capitally charged clients and saving clients’ lives. The College is intensive and utilizes a team approach in preparing for trial. Instruction includes lectures and demonstrations by experienced capital trial team members, and small group hands-on workshops. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice trying their individual case starting with jury selection and ending with a penalty phase argument.

Enrollment is limited to teams with active capital trial cases. Space is limited in order to keep the program small and conducive to individual work. Some scholarships are available and will be prioritized by need. MCLE credit will be over 30 hours.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Lubna, lubna@azcapitalproject.org.

Applications for the Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College are now open and will remain open until May 1, 2020.

To apply or for more information, please go to the website: http://azcapitalproject.org/death-penalty-college/.


Upcoming NAPD Trainings
Ongoing

http://www.publicdefenders.us

NAPD offers several trainings throughout the year. Please visit NAPD's website to see more information about all of their upcoming trainings and events.