Legal Aid & Pro Bono Organizations

For some cases, such as a personal injury case, you may be able to find representation without paying a lawyer in advance. In other words, a lawyer may take your case with the expectation of being paid by the opposing once the case is finished.  However, if you cannot find an attorney, or if you cannot afford to hire an attorney, you may be able to get help from a legal aid or pro bono organization in your area.

Legal aid organizations typically have attorneys on their staff or use volunteers to help people who cannot afford to pay for representation. These organizations do not charge for most services, but can only help with certain legal issues, and only serve people who meet specific financial eligibility requirements. In addition to providing representation in court, these organizations also schedule clinics, workshops, "ask-a-lawyer" events, and other services. You will need to contact each organization directly to see if you qualify for services.

To view available services in your area, select your parish from the list below.

If you do not qualify for services from a legal aid or pro bono organization, you may be able to find a lawyer by using the LSBA Member Directory or LSBA Modest Means Directory. Click here for help finding legal information.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault:
  • Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Confidential Hotline 24/7 - (888) 411-1333
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - (800) 799 SAFE (7233)/ (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline - (800) 656-4673
  • National Youth Dating Violence Crisis Line - (866) 331-9474
  • Please check for specific domestic violence and sexual assault legal aid contact information by parish below, where applicable.

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