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Post-Conviction Project

In partnership with Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana (JAC), the LIFT Post-Conviction Project works to reduce legal barriers faced by citizens who were formerly incarcerated. Through this work, attorneys contribute to reducing crime, reducing recidivism, and increasing public safety. To accomplish this goal, LIFT collaborates with JAC on three incubator projects: Re-Entry Collaborative Lawyering Project, Expungement Project, and Juvenile Re-Entry Assistance Project (JRAP). 

The application process for these programs are closed. Please check our website to learn when opportunities become available.

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Learn More About the JAC Expungement Program

Learn More About the Re-Entry Collaborative Lawyering Program


Meet the Re-Entry and Expungement Team
DeVonn Jarrett, Jarrett Law Group, LLC

Jarrett Law Group, LLC in New Orleans focuses on the practice areas of criminal defense, employment discrimination, intellectual property, mass tort litigation, and personal injury. In the area of criminal defense, DeVonn focuses on representing clients priced out of traditional market rate legal services. DeVonn represents clients with felony and/or misdemeanors charges in all phases of criminal proceedings: including arraignment, pretrial hearings,  plea negotiations, trial and post-conviction through expungement services.

Trinicia S. Leonard, Leonard Law Group, LLC
Trinicia opened Leonard Law Group, LLC, in Shreveport in 2018 where she participates in the Juvenile Re-Entry Assistance Program (JRAP). Her law firm provides services in family law, criminal law, expungements, personal injury, and succession and probate law. Prior to opening her law firm, Trinicia worked for Legal Aid of North Louisiana, a Legal Services Corporation Program, as a family law attorney.

Ebonee Rhodes Norris, The Norris Law Group, LLC 
Ebonee is the founding partner of The Norris Law Group, LLC, in Shreveport where she works on the Juvenile Re-Entry Assistance Program (JRAP) and practices in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, succession and probate law. In addition to being a certified mediator, Norris is a member of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Shreveport Bar Association, and Bossier Parish Bar Association.  



Cherie Teamer, Teamer Legal Corporation 
Cherie works on the JAC Re-Entry Court Collaborative Lawyering Project in New Orleans and operates a solo family, real estate, and personal injury law firm. Many of her clients need legal services and cannot pay large amounts upfront and alternatives need to be present. Cherie provides options for flexible payment plans to help get the representation needed.


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