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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Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College
August 1–5, 2020

Santa Clara School of Law

First established in 1992, the Death Penalty College teaches participants the skills, knowledge, and insight needed to try a capital case. The College fosters cooperation and community among participants and faculty united in the common goal of effectively representing capitally charged clients and saving clients’ lives. The College is intensive and utilizes a team approach in preparing for trial. Instruction includes lectures and demonstrations by experienced capital trial team members, and small group hands-on workshops. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice trying their individual case starting with jury selection and ending with a penalty phase argument.

Enrollment is limited to teams with active capital trial cases. Space is limited in order to keep the program small and conducive to individual work. Some scholarships are available and will be prioritized by need. MCLE credit will be over 30 hours.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Lubna, lubna@azcapitalproject.org.

Applications for the Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College are now open and will remain open until May 1, 2020.

To apply or for more information, please go to the website: http://azcapitalproject.org/death-penalty-college/.


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