HOW TO FIND AN ATTORNEY

Overview

The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer find the resources needed to hire an attorney.

 

This information is not meant to replace State laws or Court Rules. The purpose of this guide is to give general information.  You have a right to represent yourself in court, but it comes with the responsibility to follow certain court rules and procedures.  If you have any questions, please speak with an attorney about your case.

FIND AN ATTORNEY

It is always in your best interest to speak with an attorney about your case.

 

For assistance locating an attorney in your area, please visit the Louisiana State Bar Association's Find Legal Help page or call 1-800-421-LSBA (5722).

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If you are unable to afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free representation depending on your income and other factors. The following is a list of free or reduced fee legal service providers. Please note that the demand for legal services is extremely high and these organizations may not be able to represent you.

  

CENTRAL LOUISIANA

NORTH LOUISIANA

Legal Services of Central Louisiana

Legal Aid of North Louisiana

Alexandria           (318) 443-7281

Lafayette             (337) 237-4320

www.la-law.org

 

Shreveport         (318) 222-7186

Natchitoches      (318) 352-7220

Monroe               (318) 699-0889

Toll Free             (800) 259-6591

www.la-law.org

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

Acadiana Legal Service Corp

Lake Charles      (337) 439-0377

www.la-law.org

Southwest Law Center

Lake Charles         (337) 436-3308

www.swla-law-center.com

 

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Baton Rouge         (855) 512-3980

Covington              (800) 891-0076

Hammond             (800) 349-0886 

Harvey                  (800) 624-4771

Houma                  (800) 256-1660

New Orleans         (877) 521-6242

www.slls.org

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

LOCAL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

25th Judicial District Court Division "A"

 

(504) 934-6715

 

 

25th Judicial District Court Division "B"

 

(504) 934-6730

 

Plaquemines Parish District Attorney's Office

 

(504) 934-6630

www.25thda.org

 

Plaquemines Parish Public Defender's Office

 

(504) 934-6921

 

Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center

 

(504) 393-5750

www.pcccf.org

 

Plaquemines Parish Library

 

Belle Chasse Branch

(504) 394-3570

 

Buras Branch

(504) 564-0944

 

Port Sulphur Branch

(504) 564-3681

 

library@plaqueminesparish.com

 

STATE AND GENERAL  RESOURCES

LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org

An online pro bono program for those who meet financial eligibility requirements.

la.freelegalanswers.org

Louisiana Find Legal Help Portal 

(online legal information)

www.lsba.org/public/findlegalhelp

Louisiana LawHelp

(online legal information)

 

www.LouisianaLawHelp.org

 

Law Library of Louisiana

 

(800) 820-3038

www.lasc.org/law_library/library_information.asp

Louisiana Child Abuse Hotline

 

(855) 4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)

 

 

Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline

(24 Hour Assistance)

 

(888) 411-1333 

www.lcadv.org

 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

 

(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

(800) 787-3224

www.ndvh.org

 

 

Office of Behavioral Health Resources

 

new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/98/n/118

The Pro Bono Project 

(504) 581-4043

http://probono-no.org/

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office

 

(504) 564-2525 

www.ppso.net

 

Louisiana State Police Troop "B"

 

(504) 471-2775 

lspb@dps.la.gov

The information on this website is provided as a courtesy by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the 25th Judicial District Court, Parish of Plaquemines