Deputy Public Defender/Director of Training

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Job location
301 Main Street, Suite 700
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Louisiana Public Defender Board
Street address: 
301 Main Street, Suite 700
Baton Rouge
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The Deputy Public Defender – Director of Training is a full-time, executive-level staff position with the State of Louisiana. Responsibilities include:

• Coordinate training of public defenders in current aspects of criminal and civil law and procedure involving public defense, including the representation of juveniles;
• Establish and supervise a training and performance evaluation program for attorneys and non-attorney staff members and contractors;
• Establish training and educational programs for all public defender attorneys based on models in other states, including trial advocacy and criminal procedure in the nature of mock trials, working seminars, and mentoring;
• Assist in the development and dissemination of standards and guidelines, procedures, and policies that will ensure that public defender services are provided consistently throughout the state;
• Consolidate information on important aspects of public defense and provide for a collection of official opinions, legal briefs, and other relevant information;
• Provide assistance with research or briefs and provide other technical assistance requested by a public defender providing public defender services;
• Apply for and assist in the disbursement of federal funds or other grant money to aid the statewide public defender program, provided that such gifts, grants, and donations are not otherwise prohibited by law or rule;
• Along with the Deputy Public Defender – Director of Juvenile Defender Services, assist the State Public Defender with oversight of the state agency and its programs;
• Perform all other duties assigned by the State Public Defender or the Board.

More information about the LPDB Training Program is available at:


An eligible applicant must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the United States with at least five years of criminal defense experience. If licensed as an attorney in a state other than Louisiana, the employee must become licensed as an attorney in this state within one year of being employed by the Board. An eligible applicant must also be a U.S. citizen, become a domiciliary of Louisiana who is registered to vote in Louisiana, and be available to work full-time in the state’s Baton Rouge office.

To apply: 

Please submit a resume/curriculum vitae, writing sample and three references by e-mail, fax or hard copy to:

James T. Dixon, Jr.
State Public Defender
Louisiana Public Defender Board
301 Main Street, Suite 700
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
fax: 225-219-9326
email: [email protected]

Deadline to apply is close of business, Friday, August 10, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Compensation is salaried and commensurate with experience. Employment with the State of Louisiana includes full health benefits and enrollment in the State of Louisiana Retirement System. The Louisiana Public Defender Board encourages professional develop
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017