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

Upcoming Training
For more information, contact:
LPDB Training Division at

Capital Defender Training 2015
Wednesday, October 21 - Friday, October 23, 2015

KENNER, LA 70062

Capital Defender Training for Attorneys, Investigators and Mitigation Specialists

Registration Form

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.