More LSBA Attorney Volunteers Sought for Participation in LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org


LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org is the online pro bono website that connects low-income individuals with attorneys. Through the website, attorney volunteers are able to log in whenever and wherever they like and anonymously respond to legal questions submitted by individuals who could not otherwise afford to consult an attorney.

The Louisiana State Bar Association is seeking more attorney volunteers.

The American Bar Association provides malpractice insurance for any legal advice given through the site.

In order to qualify for the site, users must meet certain income eligibility requirements —must be age 18 or older; not currently in jail or prison; have a household income within 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines; and have less than $5,000 in assets.

The LSBA is partnering in this initiative as another means to expand legal services to the poor or working poor in the state who currently cannot be assisted by the established civil legal aid community for various reasons — federal restrictions on income eligibility; restrictions on accepted case types; and/or logistical challenges in accessing legal services.

To volunteer or learn more, go to the LSBA’s Access to Justice webpage, https://www.lsba.org/atj. Or contact Rachael Mills with the Access to Justice Department at (504)619-0104 or email rachael.mills@lsba.org.



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