Access to Justice Committee


The mission of the Access to Justice Committee is to assure that every Louisiana citizen has access to competent civil legal representation by promoting and supporting a broad based and effective justice community through collaboration between the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana Law Schools, private practitioners, local bar associations, pro bono programs and legal aid providers.

The Access to Justice Committee was established in 1996 to consolidate the efforts of two existing LSBA committees (The Legal Services Committee and The Volunteers In Public Service Committee). As the mission states, the committee helps to strengthen an integrated delivery network by supporting all those who deliver legal services to the poor. The current committee is comprised of 40 volunteer members, both attorneys and non-attorneys, with the common interest of assisting the indigent with their legal needs. These volunteers, with various backgrounds, reside throughout Louisiana and include corporate counsel, legal service attorneys, legal educators, large and small firm representatives, and pro bono directors. Their diverse backgrounds only enhance the committee's ability to work through initiatives from a variety of approaches.

Latest Access to Justice News and Events

2017 Louisiana Justice Community Conference
For two days, public interest advocates came together to learn, network, and collaborate with justice community members from around the state.
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Civil Legal Aid Awards
 Presented at the 14th annual Louisiana Justice Community Conference!
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Lawyers in Libraries
Thank you to all that hosted and volu nteered during the 2017 LSBA “Lawyers in Libraries” Week of Service. I am confident your volunteerism made a meaningful difference in the lives of everyone you assisted, and we are excited about the LSBA’s growing partnership with Louisiana public libraries.

In order to meet the legal needs of low-income families in our state, the LSBA staff works hard to provide members with the opportunities and support necessary to make pro bono service as simple and worthwhile as possible.

September 2017 "Focus on ATJ"
Click here to read the latest edition of "Focus on ATJ" from the September Bar Briefs.

Register today with LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org!
The LSBA is excited to announce the launch of LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org. LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org is a new website that connects low-income individuals with attorneys. Through the website, attorney volunteers will be able to log in whenever and wherever they like to anonymously respond to legal questions submitted by individuals who could not otherwise afford to consult an attorney.

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