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  • Ask-a-Lawyer Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge Bar Association)

    Find an ask-a-lawyer event near you in Baton Rouge. Read More

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    Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Asking a Court to Modify Child Support: Basic Information and Online Form

    Here is an information guide, which includes a link to a computer program you can use to create a court form for modification of child support. The guide is called a "LibGuide" (short for Library Guide or Librarian Guide) because it can also help librarians help other people. The LibGuide has general information plus a link to a computer program a person can use to create a court form to ask for modification of child support. Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Audio Presentation: Your Guide to Court

    If you are going to court on your own watch this presentation to learn the basics of how to conduct yourself correctly. Created by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in collaboration with the Self-Represented Litigant Committee of the Louisiana District Judges Association and the Access to Justice Program of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services: Collaboration with Court & Bar Partners.
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    Spanish / Español
  • Counsel on Call: Appointments with Volunteer Lawyers for Self-Help Assistance

    Counsel on Call is a pro bono program offered by Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers program of the Lafayette Bar Association. Time: Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Location: Lafayette Bar Association Building, 2607 Johnston Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503. Counsel on call gives self-represented litigants an opportunity to discuss legal matters with volunteer attorneys. Go to "Read More" below for details. Read More

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    Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers
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    Spanish / Español
  • Court Based Online Self-Help Centers

    Court based online self help centers. Representing yourself? A number of courts have websites with information to help you. Read More

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    From the site of the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Courtroom Tips

    Common sense tips for how to behave in court. Content Detail

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    Children's Rights Council
  • Getting a Divorce in Louisiana -- Video and text.

    Information you need to know about getting a divorce in Louisiana. Click below to see and to hear the presentation. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Going to court on your own? Video and Text

    No lawyer? Try to find one if you can. This item talks about some ways to find a lawyer. If that does not work, click on the picture above to hear and see a presentation that talks about some things you should do if you have to handle your case on your own. You can also read the text. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Have you seen our items with sound and pictures? Tell us what you think.

    Please take our quick survey to let us know what you think of our new multimedia resources. You can also use the survey to let us know about other items you would like to see on the site. Click here to take survey Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • How to Use the Computer Program to Create Forms Online: LawHelp Interactive Guide

    Read this guide before using the online computer program to create your court forms. You will use LawHelp Interactive to create your online forms. LawHelp interactive is the new version of the site once called NPADO, or National Public Automated Documents Online. You will also find a guide to using LawHelp Interactive. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • In Forma Pauperis--When You Can't Afford Court Costs

    Questions and answers about how to ask the court to waive court filing fees, and a link to the In Forma Pauperis form on the Louisiana Supreme Court's website. You can also click below to watch and see the presentation. The text of questions and answers has more details. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • 22nd Judicial District Court for the Parishes of St. Tammany and Washington: Automated Uncontested Divorce Forms

    These uncontested divorce forms and instructions are only for use in the 22nd Judicial District Court for the Parishes of St. Tammany and Washington. These forms are only for very low-income people with very simple cases with no issues regarding children or money and who satisfy other requirements. There are separate computer programs for men and for women filing for divorce. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Orleans Parish Civil District Court: Uncontested Divorce Forms and Instructions.

    These uncontested divorce forms are only for use in Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. These forms are only for very low-income people with very simple cases with no issues regarding children or money and who satisfy other requirements. There are separate computer programs for men and for women filing for divorce. Read More

  • Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project Self-Help Resource Center (1ST JDC)

    Divorce forms, Informational Materials, Referrals, by appointment only. Where to go: Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project building (near courthouse) 625 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 When to go: By appointment only -- 318-221-8107. Read More

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    Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project
  • St. Charles Parish Access to Justice Center (Help Desk)

    Access To Justice Center in St. Charles Parish C.A.R.E. Center 171 Keller Street Hahnville, Louisiana Mondays/Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Information, free form pleadings. Appointments: Mondays and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for eligible clients. Call: (985) 331-3034. Email: StCharlesATJ@slls.org. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and partner organizations