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Orleans Public Defenders
We fight for our clients by providing excellent client-centered representation, reforming the system and partnering with the community.
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Criminal Justice Reform Will Fall Short If We Fail to Invest in Civil Legal Aid
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 20
TONIGHT! Need help clearing the way to a successful reentry? We’ll be there to offer free legal assistance with & Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 20
Fellow ! This is an awesome opportunity to help craft and tell our stories. Check it out.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 20
Replying to @OrleansDefender
If we're being equitable, then if 85% of people are requiring a public defender, then we should receive 85% of the local appropriation as the DA.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 20
Replying to @Dbunton44
"The distribution of funding is inequitable. So long as we depend on poor people to keep the system running, we'll be in this posture year after year." We simply can't do our job to protect innocence, fight for our clients and hold power accountable.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 20
"Budget problems are nothing new for OPD." Looking to the day when this isn't a regular headline. In the meantime, thanks for shining a light on the crisis caused by NOLAs user-pay system. | Behind The Lens
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 19
We’re not free until we’re all free. A powerful night with commemorating , lifting up all those still not free in Louisiana & calling for clemency for Gloria Jean Williams.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 19
We'll be there as well. Join us! Can't attend, but want to advocate for her clemency? Go to for more info on how.
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JACLouisiana Jun 18
"Private and public sectors need to work together to fix the broken civil justice system and ensure justice for all." Here's a strong argument in for why corporations should invest in from
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 18
‘It’s our job to let people know they matter. That their life has value.’ It’s always great to talk about dignity, justice & hope with young people. Thanks to for leading the Suit Up program.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 15
Check out our awesome clerks! We’d love your support to buy our clients books while awaiting trial.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 14
Run. Don’t walk to see . And then remember the importance of jury duty the next time you’re called and how we as community can hold power accountable. Thank you for telling their story and for the thousands more with the same story.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 14
Replying to @BronxDefenders
YES!! Congrats!!
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 13
OPD was a pilot site for the inaugual VISTA program last year. In year 2, We're continuing that work to build capacity & expand outreach for public defense in NOLA. Join us to identify/implement innovative ways to serve our clients and community.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 13
Tune in tonight as talks about the injustices of our criminal legal system, how to better serve the needs of our community, and the critical need for funding equity if we are to achieve the goals of a safer, healthier New Orleans.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 11
Thanks for this important information. More than ever, know your rights this summer New Orleans.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 11
Replying to @antigravitymag
Thanks for continuing to shine a light on our fight for dignity, justice and hope at Tulane and Broad.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 11
Replying to @OrleansDefender
"You gotta do this b/c you love it, b/c you understand it’s bigger than you. Once you truly talk to some of these clients, they are just like you & I. No matter the alleged crime, if they’re in orange & handcuffs, or a suit & tie. We are all connected." OPD Atty Robert Mcknight.
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 11
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Orleans Public Defenders Jun 11
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