Legal Education Assistance Program (LEAP)



Overview


The LSBA’s Legal Education & Assistance Program (LEAP) provides legal resources and information to the public, and connects people with attorneys in their area through “Lawyers in Libraries” events.

The motto of the Bar is “Serving the Public. Serving the Profession.” For the public, this ideal confirms our commitment to providing access to the legal system for all individuals, regardless of financial circumstance. For attorneys, the Bar aims to better connect the public with counsel, and facilitate a more efficient and just legal system. LEAP serves a proactive triage function, directing low-income individuals to available legal assistance, and educating those who can afford an attorney why and where they may find representation. Libraries are at the core of this effort and receive specialized resources and staff training to help patrons find the information they need.

LEAP is a partnership of the LSBA, Louisiana Library Association, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Law Library of Louisiana, and others.

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For Public
It is always important to know what options are available to you if you have a legal issue. LEAP provides legal information and can connect you with attorneys and services in your area.

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For Lawyers
Addressing the legal needs of Louisiana communities requires widespread participation from Bar members. The LSBA will help coordinate a “Lawyers in Libraries” event at your local branch. Sign up and access pro bono resources.

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For Librarians
LEAP offers Louisiana's public libraries specialized legal "Libguides," training for staff on how to respond to legal questions, and assistance with "Lawyers in Libraries" pro bono events.

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Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600