How to Get Help

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The Pro Bono Project provides service for residents in the following parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Washington. We will inquire about your income to determine eligibility.

To Apply For Services Follow These Steps

The process of submitting a request for legal assistance from The Pro Bono Project is called intake. All information must be complete or we may not process your intake. Proof of income is required upon submitting request for our assistance. Select one of the following applications:

If your issue is on Adoption, Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Child Support, or Divorce, you must complete the additional questionnaire. Do not forget to include the Client Intake form from above when you submit your application.  

Complete each application in its entirety. Please call us at 504.581.4043 if you have any questions. Proof of monthly income is required. Make copies of your monthly income evidence (SSI award letters; food stamp cards; two biweekly check stubs; four weekly check stubs; pension letter; etc.). Never submit original documents.
You can submit your completed application via:

The Pro Bono Project
Attn: Intake Coordinator
935 Gravier Street, Suite 1340
New Orleans, LA 70112

By scanning or taking a GOOD photograph of the application, email the Intake Coordinator at The Pro Bono Project.

Call us at 504.581.4043. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. We will contact you regarding next steps.

Additional 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
"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:

  • Divorce

  • Custody/Visitation

  • Domestic Violence

  • Wills/Probate/Succession

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Property Damage

  • Medical/Disability 

Louisiana Law Help
Louisiana Law Help is an online resource for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them. This resource 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 the Louisiana's Law Help Project, which is made possible by funding from Legal Services Corporation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation.