Advisory Councils

District Defender Advisory Council (DDAC)

The purpose of the District Defender Advisory Council (DDAC) is to a provide a means of encouraging communication and input by the District Defenders in shaping and promoting policies and procedures adopted or proposed to be adopted by the Louisiana Public Defender Board. DDAC began in March 2009 and meets approximately every 10-12 weeks.

In July 2012, all District Defenders were given the opportunity to elect three new members to the District Defender Advisory Council. Members and terms are listed below.

Elected for a three-year term, ending June 30, 2014
1. Victor Bradley, Jr. (29th)
2. J. Clay Carroll (2nd)

Elected for a three-year term, ending June 30, 2015
1. Michael Courteau (4th)
2. Michael Mitchell (19th)
3. Tony Tillman (30th)

Elected for a three-year term, ending June 30, 2016
1. Anthony P. Champagne (32nd)
2. Richard Tompson (24th)

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

Friday, May 31, 2019
1144 N Causeway Blvd.
Benedict’s Plantation
526 Pine Street
Mandeville, Louisiana

6.25 hours CLE, including Ethics & Professionalism

Registration Form

For more information contact:

Chris Aberle, Director
Louisiana Appellate Project
P. O. Box 8583
Mandeville, LA 70470-8583
(985) 871-4084

NAPD - Executive Leadership Institute Austin 2019
Start Date: 10/14/2019 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/17/2019 3:00 PM EDT
Texas State Capital
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX United States 40601

This bring-your-own-challenge Executive Leadership Institute features the country's top public defender faculty, intensive small group work, practical training skills, and the benefit of an enduring network of support. It has been developed for leaders, managers and supervisors. This training is open to all jobs types working in public defense (not just attorneys).

Please click HERE for more information and for registration.

Upcoming NAPD Trainings

NAPD offers several trainings throughout the year. Please visit NAPD's website to see more information about all of their upcoming trainings and events.