LPDB Guidelines For Capital Defense

Act 307 of the 2007 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature (see now La. R.S. 15:148) directed the Louisiana Public Defender Board to create "mandatory statewide public defender standards and guidelines that require public defender services to be provided in a manner that is uniformly fair and consistent throughout the state."

In compliance with that legislative directive, at its October 28, 2009 Board Meeting, the Louisiana Public Defender Board voted to adopt a proposed rule that will create mandatory guidelines affecting public defender services in capital cases. The LPDB Guidelines for Capital Defense were promulgated in accordance with Louisiana's Administrative Procedures Act, and became effective on May 20, 2010.

The Standards may also be found in the Louisiana Register at Vol. 36, No. 1005.

To read the LPDB Guidelines for Capital Defense, click HERE

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Upcoming Training
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Capital Defender Training 2015
Wednesday, October 21 – Friday, October 23, 2015

CROWNE PLAZA NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
2829 WILLIAMS BLVD.
KENNER, LA 70062

Capital Defender Training for Attorneys, Investigators and Mitigation Specialists

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This is an interactive training entitled “Teamwork & Developing Your Theory of the Case.” The program is for certified counsel and counsel seeking certification to represent indigent capitally charged clients. The conference is specifically designed to include attorneys, paralegals, investigators and mitigation specialists handling capital cases in Louisiana state courts.


Kentucky Investigation Institute for Investigators and Attorneys
Sunday, September 27 – Friday, Oct 2, 2015





The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy offers an opportunity to participate in one of the most complete and comprehensive courses for criminal defense investigators in the country, open to criminal defense investigators as well as attorneys who want to work more effectively with investigators.

Participants can attend as teams (an investigator and an attorney) or individually – we will match individuals up with another participant for the week.

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