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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services offers low-income people free legal aid for civil issues, including income tax problems and predatory home loans.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Saint Bernard, Saint Charles, Saint Helena, Saint James, Saint Tammany, St John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Homeless, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, State Residents, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Mentors/consultants, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: Impact, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials, Transactional work, Translate legal documents
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Conduct Research, Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Form/document review, Hotline support, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers, Policy assistance, Provide brief advice, Virtual/remote clinics
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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