Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-8060
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Orleans Public Defenders

Contact Info


2601 Tulane Ave., Ste 700
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Directions To Agency:
Primary Phone: (504) 821-8101

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Chasity Barksdale

Agency Info

Agency type: Governmental
Agency hours:Varies
Beginning date for service:05/19/2009

Agency Details

Agency does not carry liability insurance.
Agency carries worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
Agency needs:
Volunteers in the Pretrial Services Program to assist in conducting courtroom and jail-based client intake interviews, making contact with client’s family & friends to facilitate bond/bail process, performing pretrail client advocacy (medical/mental health follow-up, photographing injuries, etc.). There is high need for fluent & native Spanish speakers to perform these services for our Spanish-spe
"There can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets depends on the amount of money he has." Justice Hugo Black, US Supreme Court

Mission statements

The mission of the Orleans Public Defenders Office is to provide each eligible client with client-centered legal representation of the highest quality – zealous, conscientious, caring, professional, ethical and skilled – whether in criminal, juvenile or municipal/traffic court.

Populations Served by Agency

  • Homeless
  • Indigent Defendants
  • Indigent People Accused of Crimes in Orleans Parish
  • Local Residents
  • Low Income
  • Mentally Challenged
  • Non-Native English Speakers
  • Spanish speaking
  • Vietnamese

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Community Building
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Studies: African American
  • Discrimination
  • Immigration Law and Policy, Condition of local immigrant community
  • Indigent Defense
  • Poverty
  • Public Safety
  • Social Justice

Resource Needs for this agency

  • community support, volunteers, monetary resources
  • Direct service to agency's clients
  • Interpretation/Translation Services (Spanish, Vietnamese)

Services Provided by Agency

  • Criminal Defense
  • Legal Representation

Public Service Activities

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Center for Public Service, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-8060