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 EveFriday, December 23, 2022
Christmas DayMonday, December 26, 2022
New Year's DayMonday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 16, 2023
Presidents' DayMonday, February 20, 2023
Mardi GrasTuesday, February 21, 2023