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 income requirement poverty guidelines.


  • 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.


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