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Our staff is made up of deeply committed, hard-working, and passionate advocates for youth. We welcome colleagues of all backgrounds to join our team!

Employment

We’re hiring a Children’s Defense Team Staff Attorney. The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (LCCR) seeks a staff attorney for its Children’s Defense Team, which provides holistic legal representation for children in delinquency and status offender proceedings as the juvenile public defender in New Orleans. Staff attorneys coordinate teams of investigators, social workers, and case managers to support New Orleans’ young people to
achieve their legal and life goals. The full job description is available here.

Internships

LCCR is accepting Investigative interns. An intern investigator assists staff investigators with case preparation and investigation for LCCR clients. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The full internship description is available here

LCCR is accepting Law clerks applications for the Summer of 2023. Law clerks will work closely under the supervision of staff attorneys in all aspects of representing LCCR clients, including legal research, fact investigation, drafting memoranda and motions, developing holistic service plans, preparing for adjudication hearings, and litigation where children are facing life without parole. Law clerks may also assist in systemic justice system reform projects through research, education, investigation, and the preparation of briefs and position papers. The full internship description is available here.

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Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Statement

LCCR is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to the fair treatment of all.   We do not tolerate discrimination based upon race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

LCCR participates in E-Verify and requires new employees to complete an I-9 form to verify authorization to work in the United States.  Please note that we do not use this information to pre-screen job applicants.