Helpful Links for Consumers and Volunteer Lawyers

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Local Resources

Law Help (Louisiana)
A web site for low-income Louisiana residents that helps you find free legal services, a court, or social services. The site also gives answers to commonly asked questions about legal problems and helps link users to other useful web sites. 

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm founded in 1967 to provide free legal assistance to low-income persons in civil cases. Our mission is to serve individuals and families who, without legal assistance, will lose a critical human need—food, shelter, income, medical care, personal safety or parental care.

Orleans Civil District Court (CDC)
General CDC information for consumers and volunteer lawyers.

Self–Help Resource Center at CDC
Help desk for those representing themselves (pro se litigants) at the CDC. Contact the CDC at 504.407.0000 or 504.407.0390.

24th Judicial District Court, Jefferson Parish
General information and the Self Help Resource Center at the 24th JDC. Contact the 24th JDC at 504.364.3998.

Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF)
The LBF is a non-profit entity organized under the state of Louisiana. We exist to preserve, honor and improve our system of justice by funding, developing and otherwise promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law. The LBF supports programs that provide free legal service for the poor in all 64 parishes of the state of Louisiana.

Pro Bono Net (Louisiana) 
Probono.net is a unique experiment in the use of information technology and a unique collaboration among the various parts of the public interest legal community. The website provides links to online resources for volunteer lawyers who are seeking pro bono opportunities. 

Loyola University School of Law and Gillis Long Poverty Law Center
Founded in 1985, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center enables the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law to expand its legal education and public service activities both within and beyond the boundaries of the greater metropolitan New Orleans area.

New Orleans Bar Association

NOBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS)
The New Orleans Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section is where new lawyers get to know one another and the local legal community, network with experienced professionals, and offer valuable community service in the New Orleans area. 

Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations (LANO)
LANO is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana. 

LANO Community Calendar

Tulane Law School: Public Interest Programs
Tulane Law School has taken the lead in making public interest a focal point of the law school experience.  Tulane was the first national law school to put in place a mandatory community service requirement, ensuring each student the opportunity to share with the community the legal skills acquired in the classroom. The Pro Bono Project is one of many community organizations, which benefit from their law school faculty and students' work in the public interest. 

Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) -
LSBA Modest Means Directory - The “Modest Means” directory provides  a list of attorneys who charge reduced fees to people who meet certain income eligibility requirements.


National Resources

American Bar Association (ABA)
The ABA is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.

ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service and The Center for Pro Bono

ABA Equal Justice Conference 

Pro Bono Net 
National website that provides resources for pro bono and legal services attorneys and others working to assist low income or disadvantaged clients.

Sargent Shriver National Center
on Poverty Law
The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty.

Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, we work toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.  

National Pro Bono Celebration
An annual week of national and local events, which calls attention to the increasing need for pro bono legal services to individuals in communities nationwide.  Resources for individuals and organizations to plan events in their communities.

Know Your Rights
Fill in the blanks on the form above to view resources that can help you, including local and regional law enforcement, non-profit organizations, and organizations that record data about hate crimes and bias incidents. This site is a collaboration between Curo, Cisco Systems, and the ABA's Center for Innovation.