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LEAP/Lawyers in Libraries Homepage

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. You can also find help by using the Find Legal Help Portal.

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

For additional legal information, visit

LEAP is a partnership of the LSBA, LSU Law Library, Law Library 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 26-31, 2020

For the past 6 years, the LSBA and the Louisiana Library Association have hosted "Lawyers in Libraries" events during National Celebration of Pro Bono Week. This year, given COVID-19, we will be hosting "Lawyers AND Libraries" virtual events from October 26-31. During this week, Louisiana attorneys will virtually provide free, limited services to the public with the help of local libraries statewide. Some attorneys will remotely answer questions on civil issues, and others will virtually lead presentations on individual legal topics such as divorce or estate planning.

To participate in "Lawyers AND Libraries" 2020, please sign up in advance here.  

Services by Parish - Click on your parish below to find other services in your area.
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600