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The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a junior capital attorney position in our New Orleans office. This position is designed for attorneys, including recent grads, who do not have the length or type of experience necessary to qualify for certification as a capital attorney.

 

Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate experience in criminal defense, a commitment to indigent defense representation; strength in legal research and writing and an ability to perform work accurately and reliably. Capital-specific experience is an advantage.

 The LCAC is a non-profit public interest law firm founded in 1993.   The LCAC represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal, in state post-conviction and in federal habeas proceedings. We represent clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas and in federal as well as state court.

 In recent years, the LCAC has been at the cutting edge of capital defense litigation, particularly in areas such as prosecutorial misconduct, racial and religious discrimination, adequate indigent defense funding, and the capital prosecution of those with serious mental impairments.  In the context of its casework, the LCAC pursues impact litigation in critical areas so as to advance the position of indigent capital defendants more generally. The LCAC emphasizes excellence and creativity in capital practice as well as making the client the center of all efforts in the case.

 


The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a junior capital attorney position in our New Orleans office. This position is designed for attorneys, including recent grads, who do not have the length or type…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

How to Apply

Interested applicants should provide the following by email to hiring@thejusticecenter.org: cover letter discussing your interest in the position, CV, writing sample, law school transcript if graduated within the past five years, and contact information for three references. Applicants must be either barred in Louisiana or willing to take the next Louisiana bar exam. The position is open until filled but motivated applicants should aim to submit materials as soon as possible. The LCAC is an equal opportunity employer. 


Interested applicants should provide the following by email to hiring@thejusticecenter.org: cover letter discussing your interest in the position, CV, writing sample, law school…

Location

636 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113

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