HOW TO FIND AN ATTORNEY
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).
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.
Legal Services of Central Louisiana
Legal Aid of North Louisiana
Alexandria (318) 443-7281
Shreveport (318) 222-7186
Natchitoches (318) 352-7220
Monroe (318) 699-0889
Toll Free (800) 259-6591
Acadiana Legal Service Corp
Lake Charles (337) 439-0377
Lafayette (337) 237-4320
Southwest Law Center
Lake Charles (337) 436-3308
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
LOCAL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
25th Judicial District Court Division "A"
25th Judicial District Court Division "B"
Plaquemines Parish District Attorney's Office
Plaquemines Parish Public Defender's Office
Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center
Plaquemines Parish Library
Belle Chasse Branch
Port Sulphur Branch
STATE AND GENERAL RESOURCES
An online pro bono program for those who meet financial eligibility requirements.
Louisiana Find Legal Help Portal
(online legal information)
Law Library of Louisiana
Louisiana Child Abuse Hotline
(855) 4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)
Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline
(24 Hour Assistance)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Office of Behavioral Health Resources
The Pro Bono Project