Welcome Message

Under the leadership of Michelle M. AndrePont, the Chief District Public Defender, the Caddo Parish District Public Defender Office works to protect the constitutional rights of each and every client represented by our office. The office also strives to implement reform in the criminal justice system to ensure all clients, regardless of socioeconomic status, receive equal access to justice as guaranteed by the Constitution.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect and defend the rights of our indigent clients through client-centered, effective, vigorous, compassionate, and creative legal advocacy.

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Upcoming Holidays (Office Closures)
Holiday Date(s)
Christmas EveMonday, December 25, 2023
Christmas DayMonday, December 25, 2023
New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 15, 2024
Mardi GrasTuesday, February 13, 2024
Presidents' DayMonday, February 19, 2024