LCAC Junior Capital Attorney Fellowship: The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is soliciting applications for a two year fellowship position designed for junior attorneys with less than three years’ experience in criminal work. The intent of the fellowship is to provide less experienced attorneys with an intense and in-depth introduction into all aspects of a capital defense practice. Fellows will participate in researching and drafting legal filings, factual and mitigation investigation, record gathering, client visitation, case team meetings, case management, court preparation and office-wide strategic discussions. Fellows should expect to work long hours and face high expectations.
The LCAC is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana, which represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal and in state and federal post-conviction. In the context of its casework, the LCAC avidly pursues cutting edge legal issues so as to advance the position of indigent capital defendants more generally. The LCAC emphasizes excellence and creativity in capital practice as well as making the client the center of all efforts in the case.
Interested applicants should provide the following by email to Linda Cortéz at firstname.lastname@example.org: cover letter discussing their interest in the position, CV, writing sample, law school transcript, and contact information for three references. Applicants must be barred in Louisiana or willing to take the next Louisiana bar exam. Application materials should exhibit excellence in legal research, writing and analysis. The position is open until filled but motivated applicants should aim to submit materials as soon as possible. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2016; there may be some flexibility re start date. More information about LCAC can be found at http://www.thejusticecenter.org/lcac. The LCAC is an equal opportunity employer.