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

Pro Bono Publico & Children's Law Awards Ceremony
Click here to see the photos from this year's Pro Bono Publico & Children's Law Awards Ceremony at the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

Read the Latest ATJ News in the May edition of Bar Briefs
Click here to read about "Civil Legal Aid" day at the Louisiana Capitol, the SRL Summit hosted in Lafayette, ATJ staff at the Louisiana Library Convention, and the Adoption 101 CLE presented by the Children's Law Committee. 

ABA Day in Washington DC
LSBA President Dona Kay Renegar, President-Elect Barry Grodsky, Judy Perry Martinez, Frank Neuner and LSBA Access to Justice Director Monte Mollere participated in the ABA’s annual lobby efforts on April 10-12, 18.  “ABA Day in Washington DC” provided an opportunity for LSBA Leaders, and colleagues from around the nation, to speak to elected representatives on issues which are of critical importance to the Bar, clients, the legal profession and the administration of Justice

Register today with!
The LSBA is excited to announce the launch of is a new website that connects low-income individuals with attorneys. Through the website, attorney volunteers will be able to log in whenever and wherever they like to anonymously respond to legal questions submitted by individuals who could not otherwise afford to consult an attorney.


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