Louisiana Legal Services Programs and Resources
The Access to Justice Committee encourages the public to learn more about the Louisiana laws that affect them. With this understanding, individuals may be able to resolve some of their own legal problems. Answers to many common legal questions can be found on a separate website,, which the Access to Justice program helps support. This website also helps individuals find free legal and social services, locate courts, and provides online applications and forms. LSBA Access to Justice legal education materials are also posted here. This information is not intended to be legal advice.

Louisiana Legal Services Program Guidelines
To be eligible for free legal help from Louisiana Legal Services organizations:

  • Your case must be a civil matter. No Criminal cases are accepted.
  • You must meet certain income and financial guidelines. Some legal services organizations are able to make exceptions. You should contact your local legal services for specific information.
  • Your case must be non-fee-generating. If the case is one that a local attorney could make money from, legal service organizations cannot accept it unless two (2) local attorneys refuse to take the case and you are otherwise eligible.

Statewide Directory of Legal Program Services
A list of programs that provide free help with civil legal problems to low-income residents can be found at
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600