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The mission of the Louisiana State Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee shall be to recognize and address issues affecting the Louisiana criminal justice system, provide a forum for discussion, and work with stakeholders to develop programs and solutions for fair and effective administration of justice.

10101 Siegen Ln Bldg 3B
Baton Rouge LA, 70810
Phone: (225) 330-7009
FAX: (225) 246-7005
Email: jarrett@ambeaulaw.com
Firm: The Ambeau Law Firm, LLC
4051 Ulloa St
New Orleans LA, 70119
Phone: (504) 943-1902
Email: mereditha@ip-no.org
Firm: Innocence Project New Orleans
601 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans LA, 70130
Phone: (504) 566-1600
Email: stephanie.beaugh@lsba.org
Firm: Louisiana State Bar Association
700 Camp St
New Orleans LA, 70130
Phone: (504) 507-0831
FAX: (504) 324-0216
Email: gbosworth@bosworthtown.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
636 Baronne St
New Orleans LA, 70113
Phone: (504) 558-9867
FAX: (504) 558-0378
Email: rbourke@thejusticecenter.org
Firm: LA Capital Assistance Center
2601 Tulane Ave Ste 700
New Orleans LA, 70119
Phone: (504) 821-8101
FAX: (504) 821-5285
Email: dbunton@opdla.org
Firm: Orleans Public Defenders
420 Metairie Hammond Hwy Unit 329
Metairie LA, 70005
Phone: (504) 298-9795
Email: rchristophercoxiii@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
1031 Saint Philip St
New Orleans LA, 70116
Phone: (985) 255-9093
Email: amc985@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
6840 Kennon St
Shreveport LA, 71119
Phone: (318) 655-3386
Email: kristinadouglas318@yahoo.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
200 Derbigny St
Gretna LA, 70053
Phone: (504) 368-1020
FAX: (504) 361-2753
Email: ndubois@jpda.us
Firm: Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office
601 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans LA, 70130
Phone: (504) 619-0148
FAX: (504) 566-0930
Firm: LA State Bar Association
400 Royal St Ste 1190
New Orleans LA, 70130
Phone: (504) 310-2616
Email: jeagan@lasc.org
Firm: Attorney at Law
321 W Main St Ste 1A
Lafayette LA, 70501
Phone: (337) 233-3616
Email: cbe@clairebedwards.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
800 S Buchanan St Ste 506
Lafayette LA, 70501
Phone: (337) 269-5708
FAX: (337) 269-5726
Email: judgeedwards@15thjdc.org
Firm: State of LA
830 Main Street
Baton Rouge LA, 70802
Phone: (225) 454-4802
Email: Faria.jean@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
2821 Kingman St Ste C
Metairie LA, 70006
Phone: (504) 888-3394
FAX: (504) 821-9955
Email: pfleming@fleminglaw.net
Firm: Fleming Law Firm
201 Saint Charles Ave Ste 2000
New Orleans LA, 70170
Phone: (504) 486-8982
Email: conor.gaffney@splcenter.org
Firm: Southern Poverty Law Center
2601 Tulane Ave Fl 7
New Orleans LA, 70119
Phone: (504) 343-7175
Email: mgarvey@opdla.org
Firm: Attorney at Law
600 Jefferson St Ste 902
Lafayette LA, 70502
Phone: (337) 232-9345
FAX: (337) 232-1169
Email: snguidry@justice.com
Firm: 15th JDC Public Defender Office - Lafayette Parish
5218 Marigny St
New Orleans LA, 70122
Phone: (504) 782-6484
Email: mbk2131@columbia.edu
Firm: Attorney at Law
4035 Washington Ave
New Orleans LA, 70125
Phone: (504) 457-8302
FAX: (267) 430-2278
Email: vbard@courtwatchnola.org
Firm: Court Watch NOLA
2525 Quail Dr
Baton Rouge LA, 70808
Phone: (225) 343-0171
FAX: (225) 387-0237
Email: loren@ldaa.org
Firm: Attorney at Law
123 St. Ferdinand St.
Suite 100
Baton Rouge LA, 70802
Phone: (225) 343-1111
FAX: (225) 334-7824
Email: quintillis@ossiebrown.com
Firm: The Law Offices of Ossie Brown
4035 Washington Ave
New Orleans LA, 70125
Phone: (504) 252-5598
Email: slevine@courtwatchnola.org
Firm: Court Watch NOLA
155 Dr. Michael Debakey Drive
unit 26
Lake Charles LA, 70601
Phone: (601) 810-0669
Email: janet@toddclemons.com
Firm: Todd Clemons & Associates
200 Derbigny St Ste 5700
Gretna LA, 70053
Phone: (504) 364-3868
FAX: (504) 365-3383
Email: sowmyam@24jdc.us
Firm: 24th JDC
345 Grandpre St
Baton Rouge LA, 70802
Phone: (225) 937-7990
Email: mmitchell@opdbr.org
Firm: 19th JDC Public Defender
601 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans LA, 70130
Phone: (504) 619-0146
FAX: (504) 566-0930
Email: mmollere@lsba.org
Firm: LA State Bar Association
222 Saint Louis St
Baton Rouge LA, 70802
Phone: (225) 389-3412
FAX: (225) 389-5610
Email: hillar.moore@ebrda.org
Firm: East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office
822 Harding St
Lafayette LA, 70503
Phone: (337) 267-2359
FAX: (337) 267-2399
Email: jenelson@liskow.com
Firm: Liskow & Lewis, APLC
4051 Ulloa St
New Orleans LA, 70119
Phone: (504) 943-1902
FAX: (504) 943-1905
Email: jeep@ip-no.org
Firm: Innocence Project New Orleans
629 Kimberly Ann Dr
Mandeville LA, 70471
Phone: (504) 605-0777
FAX: (504) 322-3884
Email: charles@fcjlaw.com
Firm: Forrest Cressy and James, LLC
17348 Wrenwood Dr
Prairieville LA, 70769
Phone: (225) 205-6132
FAX: (225) 363-6670
Email: thericardlawfirm@gmail.com
Firm: Attorney at Law
421 Loyola Ave Rm 406
New Orleans LA, 70112
Phone: (504) 407-0290
FAX: (504) 680-8427
Email: nsheppard@orleanscdc.com
Firm: Louisiana Supreme Court
Vera Institute of Justice
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd Ste 203
New Orleans LA, 70113
Phone: (504) 312-4509
Email: wsnowden@vera.org
Firm: Attorney at Law
4035 Washington Ave Ste 203
New Orleans LA, 70125
Phone: (504) 322-4050
Email: vanessa@jaclouisiana.org
Firm: Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana
441 Drexel Dr
Shreveport LA, 71106-2307
Phone: (318) 861-2895
FAX: (318) 861-2895
Email: hcw@walkerlyons.com
Firm: Walker & Lyons, LLP
1 E Campus Dr W153
Baton Rouge LA, 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1885
Email: mwasilczuk@lsu.edu
Firm: Louisiana State University
935 Gravier St Ste 760
New Orleans LA, 70112
Phone: (504) 799-4200
FAX: (504) 799-4211
Email: saw@obryonlaw.com
Firm: O'Bryon & Schnabel, APLC
1615 Poydras St Ste 1000
New Orleans LA, 70112
Phone: (504) 561-7312
FAX: (504) 566-1926
Email: awheeler@louisianaappleseed.org
Firm: LA Appleseed
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd Fl 2
New Orleans LA, 70113
Phone: (504) 312-4515
Email: jwool@vera.org
Firm: Vera Institute New Orleans
  • Resolution 1 – On June 7, 2019, resolution 1 was adopted by the LSBA House of Delegates to amend the Criminal Justice Committee’s mission so that it better reflects the broader scope of the Committee’s work and its members.

  • Resolution 9 - On January 21, 2017, the LSBA House of Delegates adopted a Resolution supporting the state's efforts to adopt sentencing and correction policies that reflect evidence based and data driven solutions to reducing incarceration rates, policies for reinvestment, and an urging of support from the judiciary, judges, defenders, and criminal justice stakeholders.

  • Resolution 8 - On June 11, 2015, the LSBA House of Delegates adopted a Resolution urging the Louisiana Legislature to authorize sufficient funding to meet the State's constitutional obligation to provide3 effective assistance of counsel for indigent defendants in state criminal proceedings.
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In 2017, the Louisiana Legislature recently passed an ambitious package of Justice Reinvestment laws to reduce the prison population by 10% and save $262 million over the next decade. The laws passed change sentencing guidelines for many non-violent crimes as well as the Habitual Offender Statute. A Practitioners’ Guide that provides an explanation to the changes, including current versus prior law, effective date, and retroactivity is now available.

View the Guide

Louisiana State Bar Association
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New Orleans, LA 70130
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