Additional Resources

1) To access a list of the legal resources available by parish, click here to access a drop down box that allows users to choose their parish to see a list of legal resources available.

2) If you think you might represent yourself in court, click here to access resources that might be helpful.

3) If you are a victim of the recent flooding and have a legal question, please call the Disaster Assistance Hotline operated by the Louisiana Civil Justice Center at 1-800-310-7029. The hotline is available 24/7 and callers can leave a message any time.

In addition to LCJC, a program called "Floodproof: Legal Help for Homeowners with Title Problems" was launched by several non profit organizations. To view a flyer with more details about the program, click here.

4) Pro Bono Programs - You may be able to access help from one of Louisiana's pro bono organizations. Pro Bono Organizations provide legal assistance to those who cannot afford an attorney.

  • Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project - The Pro Bono Project accepts a limited number of cases each year. Civil (non-criminal cases are referred directly by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation (SLLS) to the Pro Bono Project for placement with volunteer attorneys.

    • To apply for free legal services, you must contact Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation at (855) 512-3980 or (225) 448-0080 or complete a web application at www.slls.org. Eligibility for service is based on gross income and in relation to family size, assets and case type. If SLLS accepts your case, it may be referred to the Pro Bono Project for placement with a volunteer attorney.

  • Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project, for more information click here.

    • 3600 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

    • (318) 449-9778

  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers

    • 2607 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503

    • (337) 237-4700

    • To apply for free legal services, please contact Acadiana Legal Services Corporation at (337) 237-4320. Eligiblity for service is based on gross income (generally 125% of the national poverty guidelines) and in relation to family size, assets, and case type. If Acadiana Legal Services Corporation accepts your case, you may be referred to Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers for placement with a volunteer attorney.

  • Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project

    • 625 Texas St., Suite 100, Shreveport, LA 71101
    • (318)-221-8104 - Client line

  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services North Shore Pro Bono Project 

    • 423 N. Florida St., Covington, LA 70433
    • (800) 891-0076

  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Foundation

    • P.O. Box 1139, Lake Charles, LA 70602

    • (337) 936-1015

    • Members of the public who need free legal services should contact Acadiana Legal Service to learn about eligibility requirements. Acadiana Legal Service may be reached at: 337.439.0377 or online at: www.la-law.org.

  • The Pro Bono Project of New Orleans

    • 615 Baronne Street, Ste. #203, New Orleans, LA 70113

    • (504) 581-4043

5) Louisiana Legal Services Corprations - As of January 1, 2017 there are 2 Legal Service Organizations in Louisiana: Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (ALSC) and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS). Legal Service organizations are private non-profit legal aid programs that provide civil legal help to those who meet certain income qualifications.

Beginning on January 1, 2017, legal services to qualified persons in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, Natchitoches, DeSoto, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Red River, Sabine and Winn Parishes will be provided by Legal Aid of North Louisiana (a division of Acadiana Legal Service Corporation). Legal Aid of North Louisiana will begin accepting new applications for assistance on Monday, January 30th. Starting on that date, you may call your nearest office to apply for assistance with your legal matter.

The income qualifications for legal services are different from the ones required for users of LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org; qualifying for LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org does NOT mean that you will automatically meet the income qualifications of one of Louisiana's legal service organizations.

To apply online for assistance from any of Louisiana's legal service corporations, click here

  • Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (ALSC)

    • Offices

      • Alexandria - Branch Office

        • 1808 Jackson Street Alexandria, LA 71301
        • Phone: (318) 443-7281
        • Fax: (318) 443-9516
        • Email: alscalex@la-law.org
      • Lafayette - ALSC Central Office

        • 1020 Surrey Street Lafayette, LA 70501
        • Phone: (337) 237-4320
        • Fax: (337) 237-8839
        • Email: alsclaf@la-law.org
      • Lake Charles - Branch Office

        • 1 Lakeshore Dr., Suite 800 Lake Charles, LA 70629
        • Phone: (337) 439-0377
        • Fax: (337) 439-0636

    • Beginning on January 1, 2017, legal services to qualified persons in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, Natchitoches, DeSoto, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Red River, Sabine and Winn Parishes will be provided by Legal Aid of North Louisiana (a division of Acadiana Legal Service Corporation).

      • Legal Aid of North Louisiana will begin accepting new applications for assistance on Monday, January 30th. Starting on that date, you may call your nearest office to apply for assistance with your legal matter.

        • Shreveport ‐ (318) 222-7186 or (800) 826-9265

        • Monroe ‐ (318) 699-0889 or (800) 259-6591

        • Natchitoches ‐ (318) 352-7220 or (800) 960-9109

  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)

    • Click here to access SLLS' "Get Help" webpage, where you can learn more about receiving assistance from SLLS.

    • Click here to learn more about SLLS' Outreach Clinics.

    • Offices

      • Baton Rouge

        • 715 St. Ferdinand St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802
        • Toll Free: (855) 512-3980
        • Local: (225) 448-0080
        • Fax: (225) 383-1197
        • Intake Line: (225) 448-0331
      • Covington

        • 423 N. Florida St. Covington, LA 70433
        • Mailing address: P.O. Box 2330, Covington, LA 70434
        • Toll Free: (800) 891-0076
        • Local: (985) 893-0076
        • Fax: (985) 893-6774
      • Hammond

        • 1200 Derek Drive, Suite 100 Hammond, LA 70403
        • Mailing address: P.O. Drawer 2867, Hammond, LA 70404
        • Toll Free: (800) 349-0886
        • Local: (985) 345-2130
        • Fax: (985) 345-2686
      • Harvey

        • Manhattan Place Building, 2439 Manhattan Blvd. Suite 103 Harvey, LA 70058
        • Toll Free: (800) 624-4771
        • Local: (504) 374-0977
        • Fax: (504) 374-0991
      • Houma

        • 521 Roussell Street Houma, LA 70360
        • Toll Free: (800) 256-1660
        • Local: (985) 851-5687
        • Fax: (985) 851-5695
      • New Orleans

        • 1010 Common Street, Annex Building, Suite 1400A New Orleans, LA 70112
        • Toll Free: (877) 521-6242
        • Local: (504) 529-1000 or 529-1008
        • Fax: (504) 529-1009

6) Additional Civil Legal Aid Organizations

  • Advocacy Center - The Advocacy Center of Louisiana protects, empowers, and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities and seniors living in Louisiana, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • 8325 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
    • (800) 960-7705

  • ACLU of Louisiana - The ACLU works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

    • Phone number: 504.522.0617 or 866.522.0617

  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge - Refugee & Immigration Services (225) 336-8700

    • Refugee Resettlement--Resettles refugee families fleeing violence in their homeland.  Services provided includes language training, social and medical services, counseling, job placement, family reunification, and citizenship preparation for immigrants and refugees

    • Immigration Legal Services - Immigration Legal Services assists refugees, immigrants, victims of human trafficking and torture to rebuild their lives by providing legal services, case management and translation services to access services, gain employment, and become productive members of our community. We help keep families together who are threatened with separation so they can create & rebuild for themselves a future of hope and responsibility. Through our outreach we help legal immigrants escape domestic violence, labor exploitation and in some instances forced prostitution. 

      • Servicios Legales de Inmigración - Servicios de Inmigración Legal ayuda a los refugiados, inmigrantes, víctimas de la trata de personas y la tortura para reconstruir sus vidas por la prestación de servicios legales, manejo de casos y servicios de traducción a los servicios de acceso, el empleo de ganancia, y convertirse en miembros productivos de nuestra comunidad. Nos ayudan a mantener unidas a las familias que están amenazadas con la separación para que puedan crear y reconstruir por sí mismos un futuro de esperanza y responsabilidad. A través de nuestro alcance que ayudar a los inmigrantes legales escapar de la violencia doméstica, la explotación laboral y, en algunos casos, la prostitución forzada. 

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans

      • Immigration ServicesImmigration Services of Catholic Charities provides a broad range of immigration counseling and representation to immigrants and their families. We help clients understand the immigration law, learn their rights under the law, and to complete the immigration process successfully. Our staff includes attorneys, fully-accredited Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Representatives, a case manager, and a staff translator. In addition, we offer assistance for victims of domestic violence who may also be seeking immigration services.

        Catholic Charities also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship Classes.

      • Immigration Legal Services (504) 310-6873
        • We provide free or low-cost assistance to obtain family-based immigrant visas, adjustment of status to legal permanent residency, naturalization (citizenship) applications and preparation classes, VAWA petitions, U-visa applications, asylum (for children only), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), B-1/B-2 non-immigrant visas, Deferred Action applications, fiancée petitions, consular processing, travel documents/advance parole, renewals, work permit renewals, affidavits of support, etc.

          We are currently scheduling community legal orientations to provide more information based on what information is already available on who may qualify for President Obama’s Executive Action (“deferred action – “DACA” and “DAPA”), as well as how to prepare for a future application for deferred action.  If you would like to register for or receive more information on one of these free orientation sessions, please call our Administrative Relief “hotline” number at:  (504) 310-6873 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address for our Administrative Relief Coordinator.

      • Support for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence (504) 310-8765

        • In an effort to enhance services for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, our immigration staff attorney works with the New Orleans Family Justice Center in close collaboration with case managers, family law attorneys, behavioral therapists, the New Orleans Police Department, the District Attorney’s office and other domestic violence advocates, to help clients regain control of their lives while also receiving pro bono legal services to acquire lawful immigration status. This status protects the survivor from deportation in case of a law enforcement investigation and provides a path to permanent residency, and ultimately citizenship.

      • Services for Unaccompanied Children (504) 457-3462

        • We provide immigration legal representation and holistic case management to unaccompanied children from Central America who have been reunified with family/sponsors in the Greater New Orleans area.  In addition to legal representation, these children often arrive having faced traumatic experiences in their home countries and during their flight to the U.S., and have significant social support needs. We provide case management and assessments to identify childrens’ special needs and connect them with appropriate resources to ensure their safety and protection.

      • Translation and Notary Services (504) 457-3462

        • We offer translation services of legal documents and birth certificates in general. The documents are certified in-house.

  • Crescent Care Legal Services (formally known as AIDSLaw) - Crescent Care Legal Services is a Louisiana nonprofit corporation that provides free legal services to low-income persons living with HIV and AIDS.

    • Offices

      • Baton Rouge

        • 4550 North Boulevard, Suite 204 Baton Rouge, LA 70806
        • Monday – Friday : 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - By appointment only
        • Phone: 225-302-5968
      • New Orleans

        • 2601 Tulane Ave. Suite 500 New Orleans, LA 70119
        • Monday – Friday : 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
        • Walk in on Tues. or Thurs
        • Phone: 504-568-1631

  • Louisiana Center for Children's Rights - Louisiana Center for Children's Rights defends the right of Louisiana's most vulnerable children to fairness, dignity, and opportunity.

    • 1100-B Milton Street, New Orleans, LA 70122
    • Phone: 504-658-6860

7) Additional Legal Information - These sites only provide legal information, not legal advice.

8) The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) has created 8 information brochures on various law topics order to promote better understanding of the legal profession in the public sector, click here to access this information. Several brochures are also available in Spanish.

          Topics include:

Spanish Brochures:

9) State Resources

10) Louisiana Statutes & Codes

11) If you need to hire an attorney, lawyer referral services are available in the following areas.

Lawyer Referral Contact Information

  • Baton Rouge area: (225) 344-9926
  • Lafayette area: (337) 237-4700 or lafayettebar.org
  • Lake Charles area: (337) 436-2914
  • New Orleans area: (504) 561-8828
  • Shreveport area: (318) 221-8104 or shreveportbar.com