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.

It is always in your best interest to speak with an attorney. Call the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) at 1.800.421.5722 for assistance finding a lawyer in your area.

If you cannot afford representation, legal aid organizations or pro bono attorneys may be able to represent you depending on your legal issue, but this is not always possible. 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

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.

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.

Libguides are designed to provide basic information about legal issues, and connect you with attorneys and services in your area that may be of assistance.  LEAP partners are currently working to develop additional libguides on frequently requested topics, and you are welcome to send suggestions and feedback to

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