Orleans Public Defenders Earn Human Rights Award
Posted October 23, 2009
On October 22, 2009, the Orleans Public Defenders Office was awarded the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR). Derwyn Bunton and Retired Chief District Judge Calvin Johnson received the award in Washington, DC.
The award was given to recognize the Orleans Public Defenderšs outstanding contribution to human rights in the criminal justice system. SCHR Director Lisa Kung said, "The Orleans Public Defenders' four-year battle to stay true to, and improve upon, the officešs post-Katrina inspiration is an inspiration to the many public defender offices that are struggling to do right by their clients in the face of tremendous pressures to do otherwise." LPDB congratulates the entire staff of the Orleans Public Defenders on this well-deserved recognition and apologies for the tardiness of the announcement.
The next LPDB meetings and meetings of its committees are listed below and open to the public.
LPDB ... Read More »
This is to remind you of the Camille F. Gravel, Jr. Scholarship ... Read More »
For Immediate Release - December 9, 2013
On December 1, ... Read More »
August 31, 2013
In late August, the American Inns of Court announced its 2013 award ... Read More »