LPDB District & Contract Programs

District Defender Selection, District 17 (Lafourche Parish)
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 17th Judicial District, comprised of Lafourche Parish. La. R.S. 15:161(A).

Please click HERE for the full job posting.

Posted: 2/11/19

The 22nd JDC Public Defender's Office is seeking an attorney to handle a felony docket. The attorney will be assigned to a division of court representing clients charged with all level of felony offenses. The attorney will provide client centered representation for indigent criminal defendants charged with felony offenses. Three years minimum experience in criminal defense.

Please provide a resume and writing sample to Olivier Carriere at ocarriere@northshoredefenders.org

Open Staff Attorney Position
Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana (CPCPL)

Posted 11/29/18

CPCPL is a non-profit law office, established to represent indigent death-sentenced men and women in Louisiana. The Director is Gary P. Clements and Matilde Carbia is Deputy Director. CPCPL teams provide direct representation, pursuing collateral relief in capital cases in state and federal post-conviction. In addition, the office is responsible for securing counsel for all death-sentenced indigent persons in post-conviction in Louisiana, and for providing assistance to law firms who are currently representing capital post-conviction clients pro bono.

Click HERE for the full job posting.

Posted 10/31/18

The Orleans Public Defenders (OPD) is seeking applicants for a staff investigator position.

Justice. Dignity. Hope.

To fight for our clients by providing excellent client-centered representation, reforming the system and partnering with the community.

Job Summary
The Staff Investigator works with OPD Staff Attorneys to investigate alleged crimes and possible defenses to those allegations. The Staff Investigator may be required to locate and interview witnesses, take statements from witnesses, perform background checks, locate and secure records, survey and photograph crime scenes, prepare demonstratives for trial, and testify. The Staff Investigator will be involved in all aspects of case preparation including providing strategic recommendations.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated interest in serving underprivileged communities. The ability to work well with people of various socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and the willingness to do field work are a must. Candidates must also be proficient at multitasking. The ideal candidate will possess good non-legal research skills and have very strong oral and written communication skills. Candidates must have access to a reliable and insured vehicle and retain a valid driver’s license.

To Apply
Qualified and interested applicants must submit all of the following to be considered for this position: cover letter explaining your interest in the position, resume, writing sample, and references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All materials should be e-mailed to recruit@opdla.org. No phone calls.
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls.

This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits. OPD is an equal opportunity employer.

LCAC Mitigation Specialist
Posted 5/23/18

The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a mitigation specialist. The mitigation specialist will work as part of a team with attorneys representing clients facing capital trials in Louisiana. He or she will investigate the circumstances of the offense; obtain and analyze anecdotal and documentary evidence relevant to the client’s life history; identify, locate and interview witnesses relevant to both the crime and the client’s life history in a culturally competent manner; furnish memos on a variety of topics including social histories and chronologies; consult with attorneys to develop penalty phase theories of the case and case strategy; organize and administer the case file; assist in the identification of and work with experts; and provide litigation support to counsel. The ideal applicant will have investigation experience and/or experience working directly with indigent populations; a driver’s license is required.

The LCAC is a non-profit public interest law firm founded in New Orleans in 1993. 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, the LCAC has 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 Linda Cortez at lcortez@thejusticecenter.org: cover letter discussing your interest in the position, CV, writing sample, undergraduate transcript if graduated within the past five years, and contact information on three references. 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.

Executive Director, The Capital Appeals Project (CAP)
Posted 5/18/18

The Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans is seeking an executive director.

Please click HERE for full details.

Investigator, The Capital Appeals Project (CAP)
CAP is seeking a full-time investigator/mitigation investigator to work primarily on capital cases.

For full information and how to apply, click HERE.

Capital Trial Attorney - Baton Rouge Capital Conflict Office (BRCCO)

The Baton Rouge Capital Conflict Office (BRCCO), a non-profit law firm providing trial representation to indigent defendants facing the death penalty, is seeking a trial attorney.

Please click HERE for the full job announcement.


19th PDO

The Office of the Public Defender Baton Rouge is requesting a statement of
qualifications from law firms or individual lawyers interested in providing conflict case
public defender services on a contractual basis. The Contract Conflict Public Defender (CCPD) will provide client-centered legal representation for indigent criminal defendants charged in the 19th Judicial District Court with a felony offense who qualify for appointed counsel and cannot otherwise be represented by the Office of the Public Defender. OPDBR anticipates entering into a one or two year contract with up to 8 lawyers who are available to serve on a roster for conflict public defender services upon completion of the request for qualifications process.

For full information, please see document posted HERE.

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)

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