LPDB Trial Court Performance Standards

The Louisiana Public Defender Board Trial Court Performance Standards are intended to encourage public defenders, assistant public defenders and appointed counsel to perform to a high standard of representation and to promote professionalism in the representation of indigent defendants.

The standards are intended to alert defense counsel to courses of action that may be necessary, advisable, or appropriate, and thereby to assist attorneys in deciding upon the particular actions that must be taken in each case to ensure that the client receives the best representation possible. The standards are also intended to provide a measure by which the performance of individual attorneys and district public defender offices may be evaluated, and to assist in training and supervising attorneys.

The language of these standards is general, implying flexibility of action which is appropriate to the situation. Use of judgment in deciding upon a particular course of action is reflected by the phrases "should consider" and "where appropriate." In those instances where a particular action is absolutely essential to providing quality representation, the standards use the words "should" or "shall." Even where the standards use the words "should" or "shall," in certain situations the lawyers' best-informed professional judgment and discretion may indicate otherwise.

The standards were approved by the Louisiana Public Defender Board and were promulgated by the Office of the Governor, as required by the Administrative Procedures Act, in April 2009.

To read the LPDB Trial Court Performance Standards, click HERE

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Upcoming Training
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LAP APPELLATE DEFENDER SEMINAR
Friday, May 31, 2019
1144 N Causeway Blvd.
Benedict’s Plantation
526 Pine Street
Mandeville, Louisiana

6.25 hours CLE, including Ethics & Professionalism

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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.


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