Access to Justice Committee

The mission of the Access to Justice Committee is to assure that every Louisiana citizen has access to competent civil legal representation by promoting and supporting a broad based and effective justice community through collaboration between the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana Law Schools, private practitioners, local bar associations, pro bono programs and legal aid providers.

The Access to Justice Committee was established in 1996 to consolidate the efforts of two existing LSBA committees (The Legal Services Committee and The Volunteers In Public Service Committee). As the mission states, the committee helps to strengthen an integrated delivery network by supporting all those who deliver legal services to the poor. The current committee is comprised of 40 volunteer members, both attorneys and non-attorneys, with the common interest of assisting the indigent with their legal needs. These volunteers, with various backgrounds, reside throughout Louisiana and include corporate counsel, legal service attorneys, legal educators, large and small firm representatives, and pro bono directors. Their diverse backgrounds only enhance the committee's ability to work through initiatives from a variety of approaches.

Latest Access to Justice News and Events

COVID-19 Resources for the Public
Many people are facing new legal and financial issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we have compiled a list of resources from Louisiana legal aid and pro bono providers for those in need of help.

COVID-19 Training for Civil Legal Aid and Volunteer Attorneys
The LSBA Access to Justice Program in partnership with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Acadiana Legal Service Corp., and Louisiana Appleseed release the first COVID-19 training series for civil legal aid and volunteer attorneys. This series focuses on housing law during and after the pandemic. The training manual includes videos and information on evictions involving private and subsidized tenants, hotel/motel occupants, and more. 

Louisiana Access to Justice Commission Awarded Justice For All Grant
New Orleans, La., October 15, 2019 - The Louisiana State Bar Association is proud to announce that the Louisiana Access to Justice Commission has been awarded a grant under the Justice for All (JFA) project, currently funded by The JPB Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations, and is housed at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Louisiana is one of only three state recipients in 2019 and one of fourteen total recipients since the project was launched in 2016.


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