In 2007 the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Public Defender Board, an agency to supervise and assist the local public defenders.  The state board named a Chief Public Defender for Louisiana, whose office in Baton Rouge has staffers and assistants working in trial compliance, death penalty defense, juvenile justice and training.  The state agency can create performance standards and regulations to assure that clients of the public defender are properly represented in each district.  (For More information on the LPDB you can consult their website at lpdb.la.gov

The state office cannot represent a client and cannot accept a complaint about a specific attorney.  Its role is to provide a regulatory and supervisory framework for the public defenders.  It cannot appoint a particular person or remove a lawyer from a particular case.

HOW IS THE 15th Judicial District PUBLIC DEFENDER ORGANIZED?

WHAT TYPE OF CASES DOES THE PUBLIC DEFENDER HANDLE?

HOW DOES A PERSON APPLY FOR A PUBLIC DEFENDER?

FILING A COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR PUBLIC DEFENDER.

TRUANCY – MISSING SCHOOL AND THE CRIMINAL CONSEQUENCES.