Rural Justice Legal Incubator Project

Now Accepting Applications for second cohort.

The purpose of the Project is to help solo practitioners build public interest-focused practices, while bringing much-needed legal services to low- and moderate-income Louisianans living in underserved, rural communities. Participating attorneys will work with experienced Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (ALSC) lawyers to provide services in some of the following parishes: Avoyelles, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East and West Carroll, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, and Vernon. The types of cases may include successions, family law, advanced directives, bankruptcy, Social Security/Disability, Child in Need of Care (CINC), and housing and consumer issues.

To learn more about the progject, you can also watch this short video here

Applications are available here. Questions about the program and application process can be directed to ATJ Training & Projects Counsel Amy Duncan at amy.duncan at

Meet the 2022 Class of LIFT Fellows in the Rural Justice Legal Incubator Project!

Carolyn Deal, Deal Law Firm
Carolyn Deal is a graduate of Loyola University College of Law. She started her solo practice, Deal Law Firm located in Iberia parish, to offer affordable legal services through limited scope representation. Deal Law Firm offers legal services in successions, family law, consumer, and personal injury.

Pamela Hall, PDH Hall Attorney at Law LLC
Pamela Hall is a graduate of Southern University Law Center and founder of PDH Hall Attorney at Law LLC. She started her law firm to increase access to legal services in rural parts of the state, specifically in the town she currently resides – Mamou in Evangeline parish, where she hopes to offer services in estate planning, family law, title insurance, and real estate law.

Liz Williams, Williams Law Firm
Elizabeth Williams is a graduate of Louisiana State University Law Center. She recently opened the Williams Law Firm to provide affordable legal services for residents of Avoyelles and surrounding parishes, including family law, successions, agricultural leases, social security disability, and title work.

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