For the Public


The Legal Education & Assistance Program (LEAP) is designed to help you find information about your legal issue- as well as resources, services, and attorneys in your area. "Lawyers in Libraries" events can be found by clicking on your parish below.

For additional assistance finding a lawyer in your area, call the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) at 1.800.421.5722.

If you cannot afford representation, legal aid organizations or pro bono attorneys may be able to represent you depending on your legal issue. However, financial eligibility requirements apply, and attorneys are not always available. You will not receive special treatment in the courtroom because you don’t have an attorney, but some courts may have services available to help you beforehand. Click on your parish below to find services in your area.

The Louisiana Civil Justice Center offers a free legal hotline that provides information, brief advice from attorneys, and referral services. Call 1-800-310-7029, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, or click http://www.laciviljustice.org/.

LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org is a website that allows you to ask legal questions online, and volunteer attorneys will respond. Plase note that financial eligibility requirement apply, and the site is for civil (non-criminal) legal issues only.

For additonal legal information, visit LouisianaLawHelp.org.

LEAP is a partnership of the LSBA, LSU Law Library, Law Libray of Louisiana, Louisiana Library Association, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, State Library of Louisiana, and individual public libraries across the state.

National Pro Bono Celebration Week: October 22-28, 2017


The LSBA 2017 "Lawyers in Libraries" week of service is scheduled for October 23-28. During this week, Louisiana attorneys will provide free services to the public at local libraries statewide. Some attorneys will provide "Ask-a-Lawyer" 15-minute individual consultations, and others will lead classroom presentations on individual legal topics such as divorce or estate planning.

For a complete list of events click here!


Services by Parish

Click on your parish below to find services in your area. This list includes legal aid organizations, local and statewide resources, and court information.
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600