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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

Alexandria

Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project, Inc.
3600 Jackson Street
Ste. 126
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 449-9778
Fax: 318-449-5515

Legal Services of Central Louisiana
620 Murray St
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (800) 256-4343


Legal Services of Central Louisiana
628 Murray Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 443-7281
Phone: (800) 256-4343
Web: http://www.la-law.org

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project
544 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: 225-344-4803
Fax: 225-344-4805
Web: http://www.brba.org

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PO BOX 77308
Baton Rouge, LA 70879
Phone: (225) 752-1296
Fax: (225) 751-8927
Web: http://www.lcadv.org

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services - Baton Rouge office
715 St. Ferdinand St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 448-0080; Intake Line: (225) 448-0331
Phone: (855) 512-3980
Fax: (225) 383-1197
Web: http://slls.org/
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people in Louisiana. We offer the help in the following areas: Domestic Violence and Other Family Problems; Predatory Lenders; Consumer Law Problems; Housing Problems; Low-Income Taxpayer Problems; Government Benefits; Job-related Problems; School Problems; Homelessness Problems; Elderly Services; Successions/Title Clearing; Oil Spill Claims; Home Mortgage Foreclosures; Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect;(Court appointment to represent Children in Need of Care).

Covington

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services - Covington office
423 North Florida Street
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 893-0076
Phone: (800) 891-0076
Fax: (985) 893-6774
Web: http://slls.org/
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people in Louisiana. We offer the help in the following areas: Domestic Violence and Other Family Problems; Predatory Lenders; Consumer Law Problems; Housing Problems; Low-Income Taxpayer Problems; Government Benefits; Job-related Problems; School Problems; Homelessness Problems; Elderly Services; Successions/Title Clearing; Oil Spill Claims; Home Mortgage Foreclosures; Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect;(Court appointment to represent Children in Need of Care).

Franklin

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
P. O. Box 4823
Franklin, LA 70502
Phone: (337) 237-4320
Phone: (800) 256-1175
Web: http://www.la-law.org

Hammond

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services - Hammond office
1200 Derek Drive, Suite 100
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 345-2130
Phone: (800) 349-0886
Fax: (985) 345-2686
Web: http://slls.org/
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people in Louisiana. We offer the help in the following areas: Domestic Violence and Other Family Problems; Predatory Lenders; Consumer Law Problems; Housing Problems; Low-Income Taxpayer Problems; Government Benefits; Job-related Problems; School Problems; Homelessness Problems; Elderly Services; Successions/Title Clearing; Oil Spill Claims; Home Mortgage Foreclosures; Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect;(Court appointment to represent Children in Need of Care).

Harvey

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services - Harvey office
Manhattan Place Building
2439 Manhattan Blvd Suite 103
Harvey, LA 70558
Phone: 504-374-0977
Phone: (800) 624-4771
Fax: (504) 374-0991
Web: http://slls.org/
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people in Louisiana. We offer the help in the following areas: Domestic Violence and Other Family Problems; Predatory Lenders; Consumer Law Problems; Housing Problems; Low-Income Taxpayer Problems; Government Benefits; Job-related Problems; School Problems; Homelessness Problems; Elderly Services; Successions/Title Clearing; Oil Spill Claims; Home Mortgage Foreclosures; Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect;(Court appointment to represent Children in Need of Care).

Houma

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services - Houma office
521 Roussell Street
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: (985) 851-5687; (800) 256-1660
Phone: (800) 256-1900
Fax: (985) 851-5695
Web: http://slls.org/
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people in Louisiana. We offer the help in the following areas: Domestic Violence and Other Family Problems; Predatory Lenders; Consumer Law Problems; Housing Problems; Low-Income Taxpayer Problems; Government Benefits; Job-related Problems; School Problems; Homelessness Problems; Elderly Services; Successions/Title Clearing; Oil Spill Claims; Home Mortgage Foreclosures; Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect;(Court appointment to represent Children in Need of Care).

Jefferson

Metropolitan Battered Women's Program
P.O. Box 10775
Jefferson, LA 70181
Phone: 504-837-5400
Fax: (504) 828-2893
Web: http://www.metrobatteredwomen.com

Lafayette

Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
1020 Surrey Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: 337-237-4320
Phone: (800) 256-1175
Web: http://www.la-law.org

Lafayette Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
2607 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA
Phone: (337) 237-4700
Web: http://www.lafayettebar.org/lrs
The Lafayette Bar Association has links to attorneys in different practice areas (but they do not guarantee a low-cost initial consultation). They also have a program called "Counsel on Call" which is a free program that gives self-represented litigants an opportunity to discuss legal matters with volunteer attorneys. Participants are assisted on a first come first served basis and will be limited to a 15 minute conference with the volunteer attorney. Please be advised, these attorneys do not represent you as counsel in court. The program occurs every Friday (excluding holidays) from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Lafayette Bar Association in the Lafayette Parish Law Library which is located at 2607 Johnston Street. The office opens at 8:30 AM and participants are advised to arrive early. There are only 8-12 spots each Friday depending on the number of volunteer attorneys and you are limited to participating in the program once a month. In addition, for people who have filed for a protective order and have a temporary restraining order and upcoming court date, they offer limited representation for the Protective Order Hearing/Rule. Call the Lafayette Bar Association to schedule an appointment or apply in person. If you apply in person please bring your initial petition, TRO, drivers license, and any copies of police reports, photos of injuries, medical records, or pertinent evidence.

Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers
2607 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: (337) 237-4700
Fax: (333) 237-0970
Web: http://www.lafayettebar.org/Lafayette-Volunteer-Lawyers.html

Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana Law Center
1011 Lakeshore Drive Magnolia Bldg., Suite 402
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 436-3308
Phone: (800) 256-1955
$50 consultation fee and attorney discusses financials with the client

Natchitoches

Legal Services of North Louisiana
134 St. Denis St.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (800) 960-9006
Web: http://www.lsnl.org

New Orleans

AIDSLaw of Louisiana Inc.
3801 Canal Street, Suite 331
New Orleans, LA 70190
Phone: (504) 568-1631
Phone: (800) 375-5035
Web: http://www.AidsLaw.org
Free legal services to low-income persons living with HIV and AIDS.

Law Clinic at Loyola University College of Law
Mailing address: 7214 St. Charles Avenue
Physical address: 540 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 861-5590
Phone: (504) 861-5887
Free legal assistance.

Legal Aid Bureau
1546 N. Broad Street.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 324-6706
Web: http://www.legalaidbureaunola.org/howtogethelp.htm
All clients must schedule an appointment by calling Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm.

Mil Mujeres
671 Rosa Ave., Suite 216
P.O. Box 6282 Metairie
New Orleans, LA 70009
Phone: (504) 302-0955
Fax: (504) 541-0966
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: neworleans@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to Spanish-speaking immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

New Orleans Pro Bono Project
615 Baronne St., Suite 203
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 581-4043
Web: http://www.probono-no.org

Project SAVE (Spouse Abuse Victim Empowerment), part of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Phone: (504) 310-6872
Web: http://www.ccano.org/programs/domestic-violence/
Project SAVE provides free, emergency legal representation to survivors of domestic violence in Orleans Parish. Staff attorneys help with legal orders to keep survivors safe and to protect their legal rights. Our legal services may include temporary restraining and protection orders, temporary child support, custody, and use of property.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services - New Orleans office
1010 Common Street Annex Building, Suite 1400A
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 529-1000 for intake (between 9 am - 1 pm)
Phone: (877) 521-6242; (504) 529-1008
Fax: (504) 529-1009
Web: http://slls.org/
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people in Louisiana. We offer the help in the following areas: Domestic Violence and Other Family Problems; Predatory Lenders; Consumer Law Problems; Housing Problems; Low-Income Taxpayer Problems; Government Benefits; Job-related Problems; School Problems; Homelessness Problems; Elderly Services; Successions/Title Clearing; Oil Spill Claims; Home Mortgage Foreclosures; Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect;(Court appointment to represent Children in Need of Care).

Tulane Law School Clinic
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 865-5153
Phone: (800) 670-0342
Web: http://www.law.tulane.edu

Shreveport

Legal Services of North Louisiana
720 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-7168
Phone: (800) 826-9265
Web: http://www.lsnl.org/index.asp

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