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.
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 TrainingFor more information, contact:
LPDB Training Division at
October 23 -25, 2013
TBA (all day trainings)
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
701 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Advanced registration is encouraged. This training will have a Bring-Your-Own-Case (Track A) and a Building Blocks for Trial Strategy (Track B) that will run the length of the training. Participants in the Bring-Your-Own-Case-Track are strongly encouraged to register for the training as a defense team.
December 13, 2013
LPDB will provide an update of changes in criminal law and procedure from the 2013 Legislative Session. Registration will be required and materials will be circulated when they are available.
January 12 - 17, 2014
This intense skills training is for public defender attorneys in Louisiana. Advanced registration is required. For more information, please contact the LPDB Training Division at 225-219-9305.