Louisiana Capital Assistance Center

The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is a New Orleans based non-profit law office established in 1993 as the Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center. LCAC is an organization deeply committed to providing quality legal representation to people facing the death penalty in Louisiana.

LCAC emphasizes client-centered representation, constantly seeks to develop new and innovative advocacy strategies, and also pursues systemic litigation related to issues involving racism in the criminal justice system and lack of funding for adequate representation. While advocating for capital defendants, the LCAC has also sought to work with the surviving victims of violent crimes and their families to achieve greater understanding in the criminal justice system.

The LCAC is staffed by eight staff attorneys and seven capital investigators and represents clients in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Florida. One significant source of funding for LCAC is a contract with the Louisiana Public Defender Board to provide services at trial and post-verdict level for capital defendants in Louisiana.

LCAC is committed to reducing its caseloads to the levels set by the Louisiana Standards on Indigent Defense.

Contact information:

Louisiana Capital Assistance Center
Director: Richard Bourke
636 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113-1004
(504) 558 9867
(504) 558 0378 (fax)

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