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: Lindsey Hortenstine

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
"It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government." - Thomas Paine

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

  • Criminal Defense
  • Legal Representation

Public Service Activities

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