ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST  PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE 

COURT APPOINTED LAWYERS IN THE 40TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT


Fontella Baker honored for "outstanding" work.  Click here to view full story.

Reserve woman who shot neighbor in chest claims self-defense, acquitted at trial while represented by St. John the Baptist Public Defender, Michael D. Smith, Jr.  Click here to view full story.

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40th JUDICIAL DISTRICT PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE

St. John the Baptist Parish

75 Dominican Rd, Suite 202

Laplace, Louisiana  70068-3825

Tel: (985) 651-6677 | Fax: (985) 651-5800


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The St. John the Baptist Public Defender Office is a proud partner of Gideon's Promise.

For more information about Gideon's Promise, go to: www.gideonspromise.org

Public Defender Successful: former public defender Attorney Elizabeth Goree actively participated in her first jury trial with mentor experienced former public defender Attorney Lisa Parker.  Click here to view full story.

Public Defender Successful: Attorney Randy Dukes received a unanimous acquittal for Ramos after the second trial.  Click here to view full story.

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​​​A previous client of former St. John the Baptist Public Defender Attorney, Lisa Parker, thanks her for going above and beyond when she saved him from an Angola sentence and got him acquitted in 10 minutes. Click on the video below for the full story!

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