LPDB District & Contract Programs

Felony Attorney - District 22 (St. Tammany-Tangipahoa)
The 22nd Judicial District Public Defender’s office in Covington, LA, has an opening for a Line Defender in a felony division. Applicant must be admitted to the Louisiana State Bar and have 3 or more years felony trial experience. Applicant must be willing to work in a team setting and must show a commitment to client-centered representation. This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a resume´ to John W. Lindner, District Defender, at jwlindner@gmail.com or, by mail, to 402 N. Jefferson Avenue, Covington, LA 70433.


District Defender Selection, District 33 (Allen 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 33rd Judicial District, comprising Allen Parish.

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LCAC Junior Capital Attorney Fellowship:
The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a two year fellowship position designed for junior attorneys with less than three years experience in criminal work. The intent of the fellowship is to provide less experienced attorneys with an intense and in-depth introduction into all aspects of a capital defense practice. Fellows will participate in researching and drafting legal filings, factual and mitigation investigation, record gathering, client visitation, case team meetings, case management, court preparation and office-wide strategic discussions. Fellows should expect to work long hours and face high expectations.

The LCAC is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana, which represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal and in state and federal post-conviction. In the context of its casework, the LCAC avidly pursues cutting edge legal issues 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, and contact information on three references. Applicants must be 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 by March 27th. More information about LCAC can be found at http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac. The LCAC is an equal opportunity employer.


Capital Trial Attorney:
The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a capital trial attorney position. Applicants should have, at the minimum, three years criminal trial experience and a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense representation; capital-specific experience is preferred. Applicants must also be barred in Louisiana or willing to take the next Louisiana bar exam. Depending upon experience, applicants will be considered for either an associate (2nd chair) or lead (1st chair) position.

The LCAC is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana, which represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal and in state and federal post-conviction. In the context of its casework, the LCAC avidly pursues cutting edge legal issues 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 on 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 by March 27th. More information about LCAC can be found at http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac. The LCAC is an equal opportunity employer.

Mitigation Specialist/Fact Investigator:
The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a mitigation specialist/fact investigator. The mitigation specialist/fact investigator 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 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 and work with experts; and provide litigation support to counsel. The ideal applicant will have investigation experience and/or expereicne working directly with indigent populations; a driver’s license is required.

The LCAC is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana, which represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal and in state and federal post-conviction. In the context of its casework, the LCAC avidly pursues cutting edge legal issues 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, 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 by March 27th. More information about LCAC can be found at http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac. The LCAC is an equal opportunity employer.





LCAC Associate Capital Trial Attorney

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The Louisiana Center for Children's Rights is seeking to fill the position of Staff Attorney.

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