Acadiana Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals in the southwest and central regions of Louisiana. The ALSC provides services in a variety of jurisdictions, including consumer, education, family, youth, health, housing and social services. (Alexandria, Lafayette and Lake Charles) More information about the ALSCAdvocacy Center protects and defends the rights of people with disabilities in Louisiana and people sixty years of age or older by providing legal representation, information and recommendations, education and training, and system representation. (New Orleans) Learn more about the Advocacy Center Arts Council of New Orleans` Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project (ELLA) provides pro bono legal assistance to low-income artists, musicians, and nonprofits in Louisiana. ELLA provides assistance in copyright and intellectual property, business creation, non-profit incorporation, contract review, contractual disputes and other civil matters. ELLA is a partnership between the Canada Council, Tipitina`s and Tulane Law School. (New Orleans) Learn more about the New Orleans Arts Council, the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation offers a variety of programs to the public, including coordinating free legal services for the poor, legal-related educational events for children and the public, and a youth court for first offenses. (Baton Rouge) More information about the Baton Rouge Bar FoundationThe Baton Rouge Children`s Advocacy Center (BRCAC) works to reduce the trauma of child victims in investigating allegations of abuse and to provide assistance in subsequent proceedings within the criminal justice system. They serve abused children in the communities of Baton Rouge East, Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge. (Baton Rouge) More information about BRCACBeauregard`s community concerns – June Jenkins Women`s Shelter provides housing, advice and brief legal advice to victims of domestic violence in beauregard and Vernon parishes.
(DeRidder and Leesville) Catholic Charities of New Orleans – Immigration Legal Services provides legal services to immigrant survivors, educating the community and national stakeholders on the unique challenges immigrant survivors face in general, and in accessing law enforcement assistance in particular. (New Orleans) Learn more about Catholic Charities of New Orleans Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge – Immigration Legal Services provides free legal services to immigrants and refugees throughout Louisiana. A lawyer and a small staff represent clients before the U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration. Their services focus mainly on deportation and detention issues. (Baton Rouge) Learn more about Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge – Immigration Legal ServicesCatholic Charities of New Orleans – Project SAVE provides free and urgent legal representation to survivors of domestic violence in Orleans Parish. Employed lawyers assist in the legal order to ensure the safety of survivors and protect their legal rights. Save`s legal services include injunctions and protection orders, temporary child support, custody and use of property. (New Orleans) Learn more about Catholic Charities of New Orleans – Project SAVECentral Louisiana Pro Bono Project coordinates the provision of free legal services to low-income people in the communities of Avoyelles, Rapides and Vernon. The project recruits volunteer lawyers to handle cases referred by Central Louisiana Legal Services. The project also organizes free legal counseling clinics in the community, where pro bono lawyers answer questions and provide general information on various legal issues.
(Alexandria) Chez Hope, Inc. offers a variety of services to victims of domestic violence in the parishes of St. Mary, Lafourche and Assumption. Chez Hope provides accommodation, legal advice, education and children`s services. (Franklin and Thibodaux) Other information about Chez Hope, Inc.D.A.R.T. : Lincoln provides housing, legal advice, education and child services to victims of domestic violence. (parishes of Lincoln, Jackson, Union, Bienville and Claiborne) Faith House, Inc. offers a variety of services to victims of domestic violence in the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Lafayette, Saint-Landry and Vermillion. These services include accommodation, advice and legal advice. The program`s lawyer assists with protection orders, sets up victim notification systems, and engages with the justice system on behalf of survivors. They also provide domestic violence education to law enforcement, judges, lawyers, court officers and court clerks.
(Lafayette) Learn more about Faith House, Inc.The Haven strives to find a community response to interpersonal and family violence through advocacy, education, prevention, resource development, and treatment. The Haven operates an 18-bed animal shelter in Houma and runs a lawyer program that helps victims of domestic violence navigate the injunction process. (Houma) Read more about the HavenInnocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) represents innocent and destitute prisoners serving life sentences throughout Louisiana and supports them in their transition to life outside of prison after their release. By identifying and addressing the cases and causes of a false conviction, the NOPI holds the criminal justice system accountable for its mistakes, raises awareness of systemic issues, and promotes best practices throughout the criminal process to prevent future miscarriages of justice. (New Orleans) Learn more about IPNO Louisiana Center for Children`s Rights is a nonprofit law firm that advocates for the rights and dignity of youth in The Louisiana juvenile justice system by providing holistic, qualified, client-focused legal representation. leadership in youth advocacy reform; and training and practice resources for public defenders. (New Orleans) Learn more about IPNO The Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation uses its Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers Pro Bono program to ensure low-income residents of Lafayette Parish have access to justice. The Foundation also maintains a legal library where litigants can access information relevant to their legal affairs.
(Lafayette) Read more about the Lafayette Parish Bar FoundationLegal Services of North Louisiana (LSNL) is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals in the central and northern regions of Louisiana. LSNL provides services in a variety of jurisdictions, including consumer services, education, family, youth, health, housing and social services. (Monroe, Natchitoches and Shreveport) Read more about LSNL Louisiana Appleseed is one of 16 chapters of National Appleseed, a network of public interest legal centers in the United States and Mexico dedicated to building a just society through legal, legislative, and institutional structural reforms. Louisiana Appleseed is asking leading private practice lawyers, business consultants, law schools, civil society leaders, and other professionals to take pro bono time to address the problems with their root causes and develop practical and systemic solutions to bring about change. The Louisiana Center for Law & Civic Education is a statewide organization that coordinates, implements, and develops legal and civic education programs, trains educators in the delivery of those programs, and helps implement them. (New Orleans) Learn more about the Louisiana Center for Law & Civic EducationLouisiana District Judges Association (LDJA) The LDJA`s mission includes the administration of justice, representing the interests of judges, and the professional development of its members to provide the greatest possible access to fair, equitable and responsive trial courts. LSBA Access to Justice benefits the Louisiana state justice community in the areas of technology, reception and referral, and disaster or emergency response. The LASA Diversity Committee provides networking, mentoring and support to high school students and seniors who have expressed an interest in advocacy, as well as the opportunity to strengthen their research, writing and analytical skills. (New Orleans) The LSBA`s Young Lawyers Division encourages discussion and exchange of ideas regarding the roles, responsibilities and issues of young members of the Louisiana State Bar; support their progress; Promote their interest in and participation in the activities of the Louisiana State Bar Association and generally promote the goals and objectives of the LSBA. Learn more about the LSBA – Young Lawyers DivisionThe Metropolitan Center for Women and Children was established to provide services, including legal services, to survivors of domestic violence in the communities of Jefferson and Orleans. Metro has expanded its legal services to include direct legal representation for residents of St.
Charles, St. John and St. James parishes. (Jefferson) Learn more about the Metropolitan Center for Women and ChildrenNO/AIDS Task Force/AIDS Law of Louisiana provides specialized legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana to improve their quality of life and access to health care related to their HIV/AIDS status.