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Capital Defense Attorney
The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is expanding, and soliciting applications for a capital trial attorney position in our New Orleans office. Applicants should have, at a minimum, three years criminal experience and a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense representation; capital-specific experience is preferred. Depending upon experience, applicants will be considered for either an associate (2nd chair) or lead (1st chair) position.
 
The LCAC is a non-profit public interest law firm founded in 1993.    The LCAC represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal, in state post-conviction and in federal habeas proceedings.  We represent clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and in federal as well as state court.
 
In recent years, the LCAC has been at the cutting edge of capital defense litigation, particularly in areas such as prosecutorial misconduct, racial and religious discrimination, adequate indigent defense funding, and the capital prosecution of those with serious mental impairments.   In the context of its casework, the LCAC pursues impact litigation in critical areas so as to advance the position of indigent capital defendants more generally. The LCAC emphasizes excellence and creativity in capital practice as well as making the client the center of all efforts in the case.

Interested applicants should provide the following by email to hiring@thejusticecenter.org: cover letter discussing your interest in the position, CV, writing sample, law school transcript if graduated within the past five years, and contact information for three references.  Applicants must be either barred in Louisiana or willing to take the next Louisiana bar exam. 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.
Position: Capital Defense Attorney
Organization: Louisiana Capital Assistance Center
Location: New Orleans,  LA 
United States
Salary: Salary range set by Public Defender Board
Posting Start Date: 8/26/2019
Date Posted: 8/26/2019
Requirements A minimum of three years criminal experience and a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense representation; capital-specific experience is preferred. Depending upon experience, applicants will be considered for either an associate (2nd chair) or lead (1st chair) position.  Must be licensed in Louisian or willing to take the Louisiana bar in February 2020.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/24/2019
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Organization Information
Name:
Louisiana Capital Assistance Center
Address:
636 Baronne Street

New Orleans,  LA 70113
United States
Email:
hiring@thejusticecenter.org
Phone:
(504) 558 9867
Fax:
(504) 558 0378
Contact:
Linda Cortez