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ProfileConflict Panel Attorney Duties: Act as counsel to clients with felony and/or misdemeanors charges in all phases of criminal proceedings, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, trial preparation, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing. The Panel Attorney is responsible for the investigation and preparation of OPD assigned cases. Complies with all legal standards and requirements. Conflict Panel Attorneys are private attorneys who work independent of the main public defender’s office on a part-time contract basis in conjunction with their own private practice. Maintain a continuing duty to the client. Counsels and renders or assists in securing appropriate legal services for the client in matters arising from the original criminal proceedings and maintains contact to ensure the protection of the client’s rights so long as the client remains under court jurisdiction. Will sign a contract designating the maximum number of cases they can be assigned and the amount of compensation provided, in addition to the rules and regulations they must abide by during the course of their representation of clients.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana and be in good standing. Must have 2+ years of criminal defense experience in trial work or other related work, and demonstrated commitment to criminal and indigent defense. Must be interested in working with individuals charged with criminal offenses from diverse cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Requires excellent legal research and writing skills and knowledge of and commitment to the national standards of criminal defense. Requires initiative, enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to clients.
Send application, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, resume, writing sample, and references.