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