Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana

The Capital Defense Project represents clients throughout Louisiana from its office in New Orleans. Originally formed in 2002 to handle capital conflict cases, the Capital Defense Project expanded its duties after Hurricane Katrina to answer the increased need for non-conflict representation in capital cases. The Capital Defense Project now maintains a standing caseload of twenty-five cases.

The Capital Defense Project is committed to provide high quality legal representation for its clients. Investigators, mitigation specialists, and administrative personnel support 11 attorneys at the Project. Staff is regularly trained in the latest developments of law, jury selection techniques, forensic sciences, the use of expert witnesses, and other pertinent areas.

The Capital Defense Project is also committed to improving the quality of capital defense in Louisiana. Through training sessions and consultation, the Capital Defense Project staff shares its knowledge and experience with other capital defenders. Through recruitment, the Capital Defense Project is developing a new corps of well-trained capital defenders.

Contact information:

Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana
Director: Kerry P. Cuccia
3606 Canal Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 595-8965 (office)
(504) 558-0797 (fax)

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