The SHRC helps people fill out court-approved family law forms, like petitions for 103 divorces based on living separate and apart, as well as custody petitions, and provides information about court procedures so the individuals can maneuver the system by themselves.
While there are no income guidelines for receiving help, the service is designed primarily for Jefferson Parish residents who don’t have the means to secure a private attorney and are not financially eligible for free services through public interest providers.
Volunteers provide legal information, not legal advice, so you don’t have to be a lawyer to volunteer. Hours are 10 to noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the Jefferson Courthouse in Gretna, 200 Derbigny Street, Room 2001 on the second floor.
Parking is available in the adjacent garage, and the Court comps you as a juror! We are very excited about this new opportunity for our volunteers to help the community. Sign up now on VolunteerSpot.