OPD & Equal Opportunity

The Orleans Public Defenders seeks colleagues committed to our mission and dedicated to fairness for our clients and a more just criminal justice system. From attorneys and investigators, client advocates and social workers, to administrative staff, law clerks and interns, each position brings vital skills and advocacy to our client-centered defense practice.

OPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.

OPD is committed to diversity and recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, ethnicity, class, public benefit, political view, military status, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family structure, prior record of arrest or conviction, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, disability, or experience as a victim, or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state or local law.

OPD offers opportunities through full-time employment, contract conflict panel, internships and law clerkships. We encourage anyone who meets specified qualifications to apply. See the details below.


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See All Fellowship Opportunities here

For Press Info

For general press inquiries, press kits, and recent press releases:

Lindsey Hortenstine
Director of Communications & Development
Orleans Public Defenders
     2601 Tulane Avenue, Suite 700
     New Orleans, LA 70119
     Tel: (504) 827-8169
     Fax: (504) 821-5285



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Orleans Public Defenders
2601 Tulane Avenue
Suite 700
New Orleans, LA 70119
    Tel: (504) 821-8101
    Fax: (504) 821-5285