Legal Information

Hurricane Laura Resources: 

If you live in a parish impacted by 
Hurricane Laura or have evacuated and plan to return to a parish impacted by Hurricane Laura and need assistance with civil legal issues, contact Acadiana Legal Service Corporation. In addition, click here to access their webpage that provides an extensive list of legal and non-legal disaster resources. These resources include: FEMA, The Red Cross, Disaster SNAP Benefits, Operation Blue Roof, and legal services. 

Text Service: If you would like to receive free legal information about housing, public assistance, contractor fraud, insurance, and more in the coming days and weeks subscribe to the Louisiana Disaster Legal Tip Line to receive helpful texts on disaster legal issues. Text "subscribe" to 318-405-4185 to sign up for this service provided by the Lagniappe Law Lab. This line is established to assist storm survivors. Legal advice is not provided, and you will not be solicited. Normal texting charges apply.

Online Resources:

  • Becoming an Adult Brochure

An online guide aimed at providing relevant legal information for children turning 18 in Louisiana. Click here to access an online version.

  • Court Interpreters

For more information about engaging court interpreters, please view the Attorney Reference Card here. It provides instructions, reference materials, and resources for using interpreters.

  • Free Legal Answers

This website enables people to ask civil legal questions through the website that may be answered by volunteer attorneys. Income eligibilty rules apply; must be at least 18 years of age and not currently in jail or prison. To access the site visit

  • IFP Brochure

>A civil litigant can request to proceed In Forma Pauperis (IFP) if they meet certain financial eligbility requirements. If an IFP request is granted, it allows a civil litigant to proceed without the pre-payment of court costs.For more information Click here

  • Law Library of Louisiana (800) 820-3038

The Law Library of Louisiana provides the public with legal forms, substantive law “libguides,” referrals to resources across the state, and other helpful information about coming to court. Click here to access the libguides. There are currently libguides on the following issues:

Louisiana 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. You can also access help online.

  • Louisiana LawHelp

Louisiana LawHelp provides online legal information and resources for a wide variety of legal issues, and includes “automated” forms for some areas.

  • Louisiana Child Abuse Hotline (855) 452-5437 or 1-855-4LA-KIDS

Report child abuse to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services toll-free, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. For more information about abuse and neglect, visit this webpage.

  • The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline (888) 411-1333

The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence operates a free, confidential hotline 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call the hotline at (888) 411-1333 and read more at

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 1(800) 656-4673

For more information about the hotline, you visit their website here

  • Preparing to be a witness Brochure - Download it here.

  • How to Get a Driver's License After Prison Video and Pamphlet
  • The provisional driver’s license allows people who were incarcerated for one year or more to obtain a temporary license, good for one year, despite the existence of certain blocks that would otherwise suspend driving privileges. Certain exceptions do apply and are outlined in the pamphlet. Please take a moment to view this instructional video to learn more. 

  • Representing Yourself in Court Brochure - Download it here.

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