Justice Community Disaster Response

The Access to Justice Community has activated its disaster relief plan. This is a combined effort of the LSBA Access to Justice Committee, the Legal Services Corporations, pro bono providers across the state, and the LSBA Young Lawyers Division. The group continues to expand and we welcome the participation of all interested in helping to provide legal services for poor people affected by disasters.

Working with the ABA/YLD Disaster Legal Services Liaison the group has enacted several initiatives and is working to support and coordinate with others who are working for this same purpose. Information on these initiatives can be obtained by clicking on specific issue listed in the red bar to the left.

Disaster Response Hotline

The main initiative is the activation of the Disaster Response Hotline. This hotline provides referral information to those seeking disaster legal assistance. The hotline will provide legal referral information for individuals throughout the state affected by COVID-19. Disaster legal advice will not be provided through the hotline. 

If you are seeking information about disaster legal services, please dial the disaster response hotline at 1-800-310-7029.

Volunteer Opportunities 

The LSBA is currently monitoring the need for pro bono volunteers in Louisiana, two opportunities that currently exist are listed below. We will request volunteer assistance as needed, please continue to check back with the site for the latest information. 

Volunteering with

If you would like to begin volunteering immediately, please consider registering as a volunteer with LA Free Legal Answers is an online pro bono program that connects low-income clients with volunteer attorneys. Click here to watch a video about how Free Legal Answers works and how volunteers provide pro bono services through the site. 

Volunteer with one of Louisiana's Pro Bono Organizations

To find the contact information for the pro bono programs in your area go to the LSBA's Find Legal Help Page to search for programs in your parish.
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600