How to Get Help

Follow These Steps

The Pro Bono Project accepts referrals from various agencies in six parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Washington. We can only accept clients who meet the federal poverty guidelines requirements.

  • See applications and questionnaires below.  Complete application in its entirety (call us if you have any questions).  Make copies of your income evidence (SSI award letters; paystubs).  Never submit original documents.  Mail to our location: Attn: Intake Coordinator, 615 Baronne Street, Suite 203, New Orleans, LA  70113
  • Email The Pro Bono Project or call 504.581.4043 to request an application.
  • We will process your application in the order it's received, and contact you with the next step.

Seeking Legal Assistance? If you are requesting our services for a legal issue, see Client Intake link below.  If your issue is on Adoption, Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Child Support, or Divorce, you must complete the additional questionnaire.  All information must be complete.  Proof of income is required upon submitting request for our assistance.  Incomplete intakes will be returned to sender for additional information.  If you need assistance with these forms, please call 504-581-4043.    

If your issue is on Adoption, Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Child Support, or Divorce, you must complete the additional questionnaire.

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If You Do Not Meet the Income Test

Contact the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) at 504.561.8828 and speak to someone in the Lawyer Referral Program. This program and the Bar’s “Modest Means” program can assist those with modest incomes in finding the right attorney at reduced rates. For additional information, see NOBA’s website: Information for the General Public

Finally, The Project offers many Free Legal Clinics, which we staff at various locations throughout the six parishes we serve. These include:

  • Outreach Clinics for the Homeless and Elderly
  • Succession & Wills
  • Divorce Workshop
  • Employment and Wage Claims
  • Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy
  • Veterans


Client Resources

Emergency Civil Legal Problems
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Discrimination/Employment Discrimination
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Civil Rights Violations/Unlawful Discrimination
American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana

Fee Generating Cases/Complex Cases
New Orleans Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service (call to get referrals to attorneys who can
represent you on a contingency basis or on a sliding scale fee)

Criminal Legal Problems
Orleans Indigent Defender Program

Jefferson Indigent Defender Program

Online Resources 

The following are resources available through various nonprofit agencies in Louisiana.  These are great resources for all citizens of our state:  

Legal Proof: http://legalproofapp.net/ - "Track the Evidence - Be Prepared in Court!" Upload photos and email to your landlord, spouse, friend, or yourself!  Create new proof in the following areas of law:



Domestic Violence



Property Damage


Louisiana Law Help - http://louisianalawhelp.org/ - LawHelp.Org is an online resource for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them. LawHelp.org provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more.  Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation administers Louisiana's LawHelp Project, which is made possible by funding from Legal Services Corporation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation.