LSBA Disaster Response

Dear Members:

The Louisiana State Bar Association is committed to serving the needs of our members and the public during this difficult time. The health and safety of members, the public and the staff is our top priority. We offer our compassionate support to our members and all those who have been affected by this pandemic.

The COVID-19 crisis will most certainly have a devastating effect on many people, impacting all aspects of our daily lives. With this in mind, the LSBA has activated our Disaster Response website, dedicated to providing valuable information on court closures, resources, emergency declarations and legal assistance for those affected by COVID-19. These resources are crucial in a time of constant change and upheaval, as we work to keep lines of communication open and to keep the public informed.

In addition, the Disaster Response Message Board was created for LSBA members and other members of the legal community and can be used to post offers of assistance or request assistance from others.

We will continue to monitor the situation to assess the need for disaster related legal services which often appear days or weeks after the event. Visit the volunteer page to learn more about how you can help serve those affected by COVID-19 in Louisiana.

The LSBA sends its warmest thoughts to those impacted by the virus and our heartfelt wishes for everyone’s health and safety.

Robert A. Kutcher
Louisiana State Bar Association

SOLACE is accepting assistance requests for non-monetary needs from those affected by COVID-19. Requests can be for gift cards, furniture, office space, temporary housing, food, etc. Requests for assistance will be circulated to the 20,000 plus SOLACE members. If you or someone you know needs assistance, forward your request to SOLACE at or post your request to the LSBA Diaster Response Message Board. Please include an email address that protects the sender's identity.
Disaster Response Announcements
COVID-19 News
For the latest LSBA COVID-19 news, updates and information, visit:

Court Orders and Closings
The Louisiana Supreme Court website will log all potential court closure orders. Visit the Louisiana Supreme Court website at or by clicking the button below.

Louisiana Supreme Court Website
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New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600