Public closure of Orleans DA’s office extended indefinitely
September 27, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information

Due to the continued prevalence of Covid-19 in New Orleans and Louisiana, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office will remain closed to the public indefinitely, DA Leon Cannizzaro announced Sunday (Sept. 27). The safety protocol will not be re-evaluated until after the City of New Orleans moves into Phase 3 of re-opening, and any changes will be announced to the public at a later date.

While closed to the public, the OPDA’s office is performing essential services only with a restricted number of employees. These include representing the state in limited court proceedings being held in person or by video conference, including bond settings, arraignments, preliminary hearings, bench trials and the entering of pleas as scheduled by the court.

A duty ADA (assistant district attorney) is assigned to assist the public with questions via telephone each Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Calls are answered during these hours at (504) 822-2414.