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Capital Mitigation Specialist
The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a mitigation specialist in our New Orleans office. The mitigation specialist will be part of a team of five in-house mitigation specialists and will work on case teams with attorneys, paralegals and other mitigation specialists representing clients in capital proceedings.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The mitigation specialist will investigate the circumstances of the offense; obtain and analyze anecdotal and documentary evidence relevant to the client&rsquo;s life history; identify, locate and interview witnesses relevant to both the crime and the client&rsquo;s life history in a culturally competent manner; furnish memos on a variety of subjects including social histories and chronologies; consult with the team to develop penalty phase theories of the case and case strategy; assist in the identification of and work with experts; and provide litigation support to the team. Critically, the mitigation specialist will regularly visit with and build rapport with the client and the client&rsquo;s communities in conducting their investigation.&nbsp; The ideal applicant will have investigation experience and/or experience working directly with indigent populations; a driver&rsquo;s license is required.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The LCAC is a non-profit&nbsp;public interest law firm&nbsp;founded in 1993.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;The LCAC represents indigent defendants in capital cases &ndash; primarily at trial level, but also on direct appeal, in state post-conviction and in federal habeas proceedings. &nbsp;We represent clients in Louisiana, Texas and in federal court. The LCAC is strongly committed to the critical role of the mitigation specialist and a team based approach in capital defense.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The LCAC has adopted four key values in its practice: excellence in the representation of clients; client-centeredness; a commitment to service; and, humility.&nbsp; The successful applicant will embrace these values in their approach to the work.
Position: Capital Mitigation Specialist
Organization: Louisiana Capital Assistance Center
Location: New Orleans,  LA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 10/12/2021
Date Posted: 10/12/2021
Requirements Interested applicants should provide the following by email to <a href="mailto:hiring@thejusticecenter.org">hiring@thejusticecenter.org</a>: cover letter discussing your interest in the position, CV, writing sample, undergraduate transcript if graduated within the past five years, and contact information for three references.&nbsp; The position is open until filled but motivated applicants should aim to submit materials as soon as possible. The LCAC is an equal opportunity employer.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/10/2022
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Louisiana Capital Assistance Center
636 Baronne Street

New Orleans,  LA 70113
United States
Linda Cortez