Orleans Parish District Attorney
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Full Time

Eligible for a full benefits package.


Jason Rogers Williams took office as the Orleans Parish District Attorney on January 11, 2021, and is building a 21st century prosecutors' office with a team of the best and brightest lawyers from around the country and a mission of being as smart on crime as the office has historically been tough on crime. New Orleans has led the world in convictions and incarceration for decades, without any corresponding decrease in crime. OPDA is simultaneously increasing safety and delivering justice with a laser focus on serious offense and a belief that every New Orleanian deserves the presumption of innocence.


To represent the State of Louisiana in all criminal matters before Juvenile Court with jurisdiction in Orleans Parish. ADAs assigned to the Juvenile Division are generally assigned to specific sections of court or to case screening.

Typical duties include: reviewing felony and misdemeanor cases for prosecution; interacting with law enforcement, victims, and witnesses; drafting petitions, motions, and other pleadings; preparing discovery; performing legal research; appearing and arguing in court with regularity; developing trial strategies and conducting plea negotiations; and conducting judge trials.


· Member of the Louisiana Bar in good standing, or 3L student or recent law school graduate planning to take the Louisiana bar exam

· Ability to conduct legal research and apply legal analysis to factual scenarios

· Public speaking ability and effective communication skills

· Comfort with technology, including ability to learn case management software

· Ability to work flexible hours, including some weeks of over 40 hours

· Dependability in both attendance and work product


Salary commensurate with experience. New ADA hires may be eligible for:

· Enrollment in the City of New Orleans health insurance plan

· 6.44 hours of sick leave and no fewer than 6.44 hours of vacation leave per month (6.44 hours per month = approximately 10 days per year)

· Enrollment in the Louisiana District Attorneys' Retirement System

· Enrollment in the Louisiana Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan

· Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

· A generous paid holiday schedule

· Frequent, free opportunities for Continuing Legal Education and other relevant training

ADA applications are considered on a rolling basis.


OPDA is an equal opportunity employer. The office values a diverse workforce and management reflective of the communities that it serves. OPDA adheres to a policy of making employment, promotion, and other personnel decisions without regard to race, culture, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, caregiver status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship, age, or disability.


OPDA is dedicated to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that OPDA employees invest in their work represents a significant part of the office's culture, reputation, and achievement. OPDA embraces and encourages employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make its employees unique.


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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