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

Supervising Attorney

The Orleans Public Defenders Office (OPD) is seeking a Supervising Attorney.

The mission of the Orleans Public Defenders Office is to provide each eligible client with client-centered legal representation of the highest quality – zealous, conscientious, caring, professional, ethical and skilled – whether in criminal, juvenile or municipal/traffic court.

Job Summary
The Supervising Attorney will be a team player willing to assist in administrative and managerial responsibilities while carrying a reduced caseload and supervising a team of attorneys.
Additionally, the Supervising Attorney will conduct regular courtroom observations of attorneys, in hearings and in trials; observe interactions between attorneys and clients; provide feedback and written evaluations; second-chair as necessary and assist attorneys in all phases of trial preparation; stand in for section coverage or First Appearance emergencies; coordinate with, and meet regularly with team investigators; participate in the retention of attorneys; and be on call to address issues that may arise in court. Supervising Attorneys serve a one-year term with the opportunity to reapply when that term expires.


Conflict Panel Attorney

We are no longer accepting applications for contracted Conflict Panel representation. 

As contracts become available, calls for applications will be posted here.