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Pre-Trial Release Client Advocate
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
ORLEANS PUBLIC DEFENDERS
PRE-TRIAL RELEASE CLIENT ADVOCATE

VISION
Dignity. Justice. Hope.

MISSION
The mission of the Orleans Public Defenders Office is to fight for our clients by providing excellent client-centered representation, reforming the system, and partnering with the community.

JOB DUTIES
The primary role of the OPD Pre-Trial Release Client Advocate (CA) is to assist and support attorneys in pre-trial release and bond advocacy. The CA will provide administrative and advocacy support at First Appearance sessions and assisting Bond Advocacy Attorney in preparing and filing appropriate motions, including bond review motions. The CA will be responsible for making initial bond calls and updating the case management system, as well as the appropriate staff attorneys, with all relevant information. The CA will also work with the Bond Advocacy Attorney to provide a wide range of advocacy support services, including but not limited to, hold analysis; follow up interviews; bond exhaustion; property and/or money release; detention alternative facilitation; and bail modification support. The CA will collaborate with others in facilitating the logistics of client’s successful release from jail to the placement.
Position: Pre-Trial Release Client Advocate
Organization: Orleans Public Defenders
Location: New Orleans,  LA 
United States
Salary: Grant Paid Position
Posting Start Date: 11/19/2019
Date Posted: 11/19/2019
Requirements
Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have demonstrated interest in serving underprivileged communities. Ability to work well with people of various socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and educational backgrounds is a must. Candidates must be flexible, highly-motivated, and proficient at multitasking. The ideal candidate will have very strong communication skills and will work well in a team setting. Ability to use and understand basic computer functions is a must. Fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese and familiarity with New Orleans service providers are a plus.

To Apply
Qualified and interested applicants must submit all of the following to be considered for this position: cover letter explaining your interest in the position, resume, and references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All materials should be e-mailed to recruit@opdla.org. The application closing date is December 5, 2019. No phone calls.

This is a full-time, grant funded position with competitive salary and benefits. The position is available only as long as the grant funding permits. OPD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/17/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
Orleans Public Defenders
Address:
2601 Tulane Avenue
Ste. 700
New Orleans,  LA 70119
United States
Email:
Recruit@OPDLA.org
Phone:
(504) 821-8101
Fax:
(504) 821-5285
Contact:
Sharee Garnett