The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is a nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization providing legal representation to poor
people charged with capital crimes in Louisiana for over twenty
Committed to excellence in capital defense, the LCAC emphasizes
client-centered representation, constantly seeks to develop new
and innovative advocacy strategies, and pursues systematic
litigation related to issues such as racism in the criminal
justice system and lack of funding for adequate representation.
Our primary focus is trial-level representation but we also
represent indigent capital defendants in appellate,
post-conviction and habeas proceedings.
The LCAC also conducts trainings and provides consult services
to local capital defenders statewide.
In each aspect of our work we strive to meet the LCAC’s four
core values: achieving excellence; being client-centered; a
spirit of service; and humility.
Based in New Orleans, the LCAC works throughout the state of
Louisiana, as well as serving clients in Mississippi and Texas.
In addition to its office in New Orleans, the LCAC has an office
in Shreveport, Louisiana.