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Capital Appeals Project
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New Orleans, LA

Capital Appeals Project


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Published 10 days ago

January 4, 2021
December 20, 2020
$35,000 - $50,000Salary is commensurate with direct experience in the field.

The Capital Appeals Project (CAP) is a non-profit law office based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The organization was created in 2001 to provide capital appellate representation to indigent people on Louisiana’s death row. One of the leading death penalty appeals offices in the South, CAP has provided excellence in representation to its clients before the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. CAP has acted as a resource to public defenders and criminal defense lawyers across the state. CAP’s efforts on its clients’ behalf and in providing training and counsel to other public defenders have improved the quality and standards of representation for indigent defendants and prisoners across Louisiana.


CAP is seeking a full-time investigator to work primarily on post-conviction capital cases, but work may include pre-trial capital cases, capital habeas cases, and juvenile Miller-Montgomery cases. The position will include both mitigation and fact-based investigation. Responsibilities include maintaining relationships with clients and their families, providing team administrative support, gathering records and information, investigating the facts and circumstances of alleged offenses, locating and interviewing potential witnesses, developing family and social histories, research and writing, compiling detailed social and personal histories, maintaining organized case files, and providing support for attorneys at hearings.


CAP is seeking applicants who have the skills to listen, ask questions, appreciate and understand, reach across cultures and ethnicity, describe in detail and keep track of a multiplicity of things – whether those skills come from prior investigative experience or other work or personal circumstance. A solutions based problem solving attitude is a must. Recent law school graduates are welcome to apply.


Required Qualifications

  • Driver’s license
  • Respect for the humanity and dignity of our clients
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to absorb and integrate large amounts of information
  • Excellent written and oral expression
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with teams
  • Dedication to anti-racism and an inclusive work place
  • Willingness to travel and work long hours when necessary
  • Willingness and ability to regularly visit correctional facilities


Desired Qualifications

  • 4 year degree or commensurate experience
  • Computer literacy with spreadsheets and case management software.

The Capital Appeals Project (CAP) is a non-profit law office based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The organization was created in 2001 to provide capital appellate representation to indigent people on Louisiana’s death row. One of the leading…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Generous Benefits package including health, vision, dental, life, short and long term disability, FSA, and 401k. 

Generous Benefits package including health, vision, dental, life, short and long term disability, FSA, and 401k. 

Location

1024 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116

How to Apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample via email to: Zain Tewalthomas, Director of Operations, zaint@defendla.org. Applications will be accepted through December 20th, 2020.

Please email a resume, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample via email to: Zain Tewalthomas, Director of Operations, zaint@defendla.org. Applications will be accepted…

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