Funded by the Louisiana Public Defender Board (LPDB), the Louisiana Appellate
Project provides appellate counsel for indigents in all non-capital
felony appeals arising in all of the districts. This includes
felony-grade adjudications for juveniles. Each Public Defender
office has contracted with the LAP to supplement its staff
with these services. There is no cost to the district public defender for these services.
Handling the appeals in non-capital cases includes the work in the appellate court and, when
professionally appropriate, filing for writs to the Supreme Court. It also includes
specifically those cases appealed by the State, such as when a statute is declared
Capital appeals are handled by our sister agency, The Capital Appeals
Project. (There is a link above to information about that office.)
February 23, 2013
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