Current Cases

The Project has the following cases currently available for our volunteers. Please view below or download a printable PDF.

If you are interested in a particular case, please email Chief Legal Officer Linton Carney or contact him at 504.581.4043 Ext. 207.

Dear Volunteers,

This could be the last chance to take some sizzling cases before the weather changes. We have some new and interesting matters, some requiring just advice or reviewing papers, all for folks in our community who could use your expertise.

New and Different
* Two consumer cases, small amounts
* Tutorship for orphaned/abandoned kids
* The wage claims

Feel Good Work
* Homeowner case for elderly client with abusive neighbor (petition already drafted)
* Help a non-profit prepare tax return
* Adoption of minor siblings
* The consent custody cases
* Interdiction of Downs syndrome child

Quick and Easy
* Wills and powers of attorney
* Advice on rights under a trust

Please circulate to your colleagues. Thanks, everyone, and keep cool!

Please circulate to your colleagues. Thanks, everyone, and keep cool!

BULLETIN OF CASES FOR REFERRAL
TO VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS

Updated as of 09/23/2016

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BANKRUPTCY

16-045000699—client wants to file Chapter 7. Orleans Parish

CHILD SUPPORT

16-O45000433—Client is homeless and seeks reduction of child support based on changed circumstances. Jefferson Parish.

16-O45000621— Client thinks contributions for health insurance and for daycare are not being taken into account. Client in Tangipahoa but case in Jefferson.

16-O45000619— Client wants reduction based on changed employments. Client in Jefferson, case in Orleans.

CONSENT CUSTODY

16-O45000531- Client wants to make sons’ father primary domiciliary parent, father in agreement. Orleans Parish.

16-O45000709— Grandmother wants full custody, mother in agreement, father not on birth certificate and has provided no support or had any involvement with the child. Orleans Parish.

CONSUMER

16-O45000702— Client’s car repossessed, believes sale was for less than fair market value, and that creditor misapplied three payments totaling $2000+ that should have gone toward outstanding balance. Jefferson Parish.

16-O45000927— Client received notice from Department of Education in 2002 that her student loan was paid, but then started receiving notices last summer that over $4k was still owed. Seeks clarification and wants to avoid future offsets/garnishments. Orleans Parish.

CUSTODY

16-O4500923— Client wants custody in order to get a passport for her child, does not know where the father is. Spanish speaker. Orleans Parish.

HOMEOWNERSHIP

14-O451254— Elderly client’s neighbor erected fences that prevents client from using the side alley to her house; Neighbor also installed an irrigation system and air conditioner on client's property. Cannot have necessary repairs done to home because of the fences blocking access. Orleans Parish—case returned by volunteer, have a petition already drafted.

NON-PROFIT ASSISTANCE

16-O45000700— Nonprofit needs assistance with tax returns in order to apply for 501c3 status. Orleans Parish.

PATERNITY AND VISITATION

16-045000516--Client wants a paternity test and visitation to see his purported child. Orleans Parish.

SOCIAL SECURITY APPEAL

16-O454000869— 47 year old client previously received SSI, was re-evaluated and terminated, has appealed timely so continues to draw benefits. Client experiences, back problems, lung disease, bone spurs, rheumatoid arthritis and anxiety/panic. Orleans Parish.

TORT DEFENSE

16-O45000938 - Client rented car from Hertz, declined insurance, lent car to friend who drove it into a tree. Now sued by Hertz in CDC, client getting extension of time until 9/30/16. Orleans Parish.

TRUSTS

16-O45000073—client wants advice as to rights as beneficiary of a trust. Jefferson Parish.

WAGE CLAIMS

16-O45000533—client was hired as handy-man and agent-on-site for small apartment complex, one invoice paid, owed about $1000. Orleans Parish.

15T-O45001451—client owed for last paycheck, demand made and suit filed in CDC for state and federal wage violations, then volunteer discovered a conflict. Suit in Orleans.

WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY

16T-O45000907—78 year old client wants a will. Orleans Parish.

16T-O45000906—79 year old client wants a will. Orleans Parish.

16T-O45000896—78 year old client wants a will. Orleans Parish.

16T-O45000895—69 year old client wants a will. Orleans Parish.

16T-O45000902—57 year old client wants a will. Orleans Parish.

16T-O45000894—74 year old client wants a will. Orleans Parish.