2018 Summer Law Clerk Program

The Orleans Public Defenders Office (OPD) is seeking rising 2Ls and 3Ls for its 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program.

Internship Summary: Law clerks assist attorneys in all aspects of criminal litigation including performing legal research, conducting factual investigation, drafting of memoranda and motions, analyzing discovery materials and preparing briefs. Law clerks are required to abide by OPD's confidentiality policy, and to act at all times in the best interest of OPD's clients. The summer clerk program is 11 weeks long beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and ending on August 10, 2018.

As this is an unpaid position, we encourage you to obtain funding through your school or an outside source; we are happy to work with you to complete any necessary paperwork. Many schools also award academic credit for clerkships. If you are approved for academic credit, we will work with you and your school throughout the process.

To Apply: Interested applicants will need a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted).  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please follow this link to complete the online application process. https://goo.gl/forms/uyGKlJqPQYKOWXPn1

Investigator Internship

The Orleans Public Defenders is seeking individuals interested in criminal justice and indigent defense to participate in its investigation internship program. OPD hosts this semester-long internship program year-round. Interns in the program investigate and assist with case preparation on criminal cases before the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.


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