The Self-Help Resource Centers

The most common issues for people seeking to represent themselves is :

  • Divorces
  • Domestic issues, including protective orders
  • Custody, visitation, and child support

While litigants are encouraged to have a lawyer represent them, financial limitations prevent many from securing counsel.  The 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna established a space in their facility where those who are ineligible for free legal services but are unable to afford an attorney may find directions.  Here, there are a court approved forms and volunteers to assist them with completing those forms.  Importantly, volunteers do not give legal advice, but assist visitors by providing them with access to legal forms, information, and referrals.  

If you would like more information on the 24th JDC Domestic Self-Help Resource Center, please call us at 504-581-4043.  Volunteers are needed!  Please call today to learn more.  

Center Location

24th Judicial District Court

200 Derbigny Street Gretna, Louisiana 70053
Second Floor, Suite 2100

Tuesday - 10:00 am – noon
Thursday - 10:00 am – noon

* Closed on legal holidays.  Visit the 24th JDC Clerk of Court site for holiday scheduling.  

A Self-Help Resource Center is also open in Orleans Civil District Court.  For information on this center, please contact Louisiana Civil Justice Center at 1-800-310-7029.

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