Orleans Public Defenders

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

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OPD Employment Opportunities

Experienced Staff Attorney

Orleans Public Defenders (OPD) is seeking an experienced staff attorney for Criminal District Court.

Job Summary: The primary role of the Staff Attorney is to zealously represent their clients in criminal proceedings, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing. The Staff Attorney participates in regular trainings and case rounds to continually improve her level of practice and representation. Also, the Staff Attorney assists and supports colleagues with court coverage and other tasks as needs arise. The Staff Attorney works closely in a team with an investigator, client advocate, social worker, and administrative staff to render effective legal assistance to each client. The Staff Attorney is responsible for developing and maintaining an effective attorney-client relationship, and is closely supervised by a Trial Division Supervisor.

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Conflict Panel - Adult Criminal Court

The Conflict Panel is a contract position for practicing attorneys currently barred in Louisiana. To submit an application for consideration for the Conflict Panel - Adult Criminal Court, please follow the link here. Please have a resume and references prepared prior to starting the application. 

For further questions, please email Kim Diemer, Conflict Panel Administrator at

Conflict Panel - Juvenile Delinquency and Child In Need of Care

The Conflict Panel is a contract position for practicing attorneys currently barred in Louisiana. To submit an application for consideration for the Conflict Panel - Juvenile Delinquency and Child In Need of Care, please follow the link here. Please have a resume and references prepared prior to starting the application.

For further questions, please email Kim Diemer, Conflict Panel Administrator at .