Resource Center Intro

LSBA’s House of Delegates adopted Resolution 8 opposing the court appointment of private attorneys to represent indigent clients. This section serves as a resource center for private attorneys appointed to represent an indigent client charged with a crime. The tools and information provided supports the position taken in Resolution 8. It includes a guide, motions and order templates, ethical obligations, relevant court decisions, and additional contacts.
Before reviewing or using the resources and information provided below, please read and follow this guide: What Private Attorneys Can Do When Appointed To Represent a Poor Person Charged With A Crime.

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Motions and/or Orders Templates
This section includes templates for Motion to Decline/Withdraw, Motion to Determine Source of Funds, and Motion to Halt Prosecution to Withdraw as Counsel of Record. 

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Ethical Obligations
This information is intended to assist in determining whether the attorney can meet the ethical obligations required to provide competent representation in the appointed case. 

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Relevant Case Decisions
Several relevant court decisions, with links to an abstract of the case can found under this section. 

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Additional Information
For a list of agencies and contact information to further assist and answer questions you may have, click the link below. 

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Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600