LPDB District & Contract Programs

Investigator, 22nd PDO
The 22nd Judicial District Public Defender office is accepting applications for an Investigator. Qualifications include the following:

Knowledge of the criminal justice system including court proceedings as well as experience using investigative techniques and procedures. The candidate must have a valid operator's license and transportation. Additional qualifications include experience using Microsoft Office products and internet research tools. The qualified candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain skills in time management and organization as well as work independently and dependently in a team driven environment. To qualify for the position the incumbent must have some related experience as an Investigator, along with the above mentioned qualifications. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is also required. The desired candidate will have a related degree and or prior experience in Investigation or law enforcement. Salary commensurate with experience. Fluency in Spanish a plus.

To apply and for more information please contact the 22nd PDO, contact information below:

John W. Lindner II
District Defender
Northshore Defenders
402 N. Jefferson Avenue
Covington, LA 70433
985-892-5002 (Office)
985-590-5050 (Direct)



Louisiana Capital Assistance Center
Position: Capital Trial Attorney
Application Period Extended thru December 9, 2016


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 clehmann@thejusticecenter.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 deadline for applications is December 9. 2016. More information about LCAC can be found at http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac. The LCAC is an equal opportunity employer.


Staff Attorney
LOUISIANA CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

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September 2016
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 clehmann@thejusticecenter.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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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: hfontenot@pdolaw.org

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