LPDB District & Contract Programs
Position: Capital Trial Attorney
The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a capital trial attorney position in its New Orleans office. Applicants should have, at the minimum, three years criminal experience and a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense representation; capital-specific experience is preferred. Depending upon experience, applicants will be considered for either an associate (2nd chair) or lead (1st chair) position.
The LCAC is a non-profit public interest law firm founded in New Orleans in 1993, with offices in New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana. The LCAC represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal, in state post-conviction and in federal habeas proceedings. We represent clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and in federal cases.
In recent years, Louisiana and the LCAC have been at the cutting edge of capital defense litigation, particularly in areas such as prosecutorial misconduct, racial and religious discrimination, adequate indigent defense funding and the capital prosecution of those with serious mental impairments. In the context of its casework, the LCAC pursues impact litigation in critical areas so as to advance the position of indigent capital defendants more generally. The LCAC emphasizes excellence and creativity in capital practice as well as making the client the center of all efforts in the case.
Interested applicants should provide the following by email to Christine Lehmann at firstname.lastname@example.org: cover letter discussing your interest in the position, CV, writing sample, law school transcript if graduated within the past five years, and contact information for three references. Applicants must be either barred in Louisiana or willing to take the next Louisiana bar exam. The position is open until filled but motivated applicants should aim to submit materials as soon as possible. More information about LCAC can be found at http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac. The LCAC is an equal opportunity employer.
District Defender, 25th PDO
The Louisiana Public Defender Board (LPDB) seeks to contract with a District Defender to provide for the delivery and management of public defender services in the 25th Judicial District, comprising Plaquemines Parish.
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District Defender Selection, District 5 (Franklin, Richland and West Carroll)
The Louisiana Public Defender Board (LPDB) seeks to contract with a District Defender to provide for the delivery and management of public defender services in the 5th Judicial District, comprising Franklin, Richland and West Carroll Parishes.
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District Defender Selection, District 3 (Lincoln and Union Parishes)
The Louisiana Public Defender Board (LPDB) seeks to contract with a District Defender to provide for the delivery and management of public defender services in the 3rd Judicial District, comprising Lincoln and Union Parishes.
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Trial Court Criminal Defense Attorney, 14th PDO
The Public Defender’s Office for the 14th Judicial District (Calcasieu Parish) is seeking an attorney to practice full-time Criminal Defense on the Trial Court level. Qualified candidates must already be admitted to practice in Louisiana and must not be under any disciplinary restrictions. Criminal law and/or litigation experience preferred. We want courtroom lawyers who will represent their clients well. Benefits include State bar dues, medical, dental and vision insurance.
Submit resume’ with references, via email to: email@example.com
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