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.

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.

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