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Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator

Not sure where to start your legal research? Try the Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator. Answer a few questions about yourself and your situation to get customized legal information, local court forms, referrals to legal aid, and more. Available for Divorce, Child Custody, Employment Law, and private Landlord-Tenant Law.

Basics of Workplace Discrimination

This resource goes over discrimination in the workplace including links to employment discrimination issue guides and process guides to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under federal law, Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR), and state.

Filing a Charge of Discrimination with the LCHR (Louisiana Commission on Human Rights)

Discriminated at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (gender identity and sexual orientation), pregnancy, childbirth & related medical conditions, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information? This resource goes over the process to file a discrimination claim with the LCHR (Louisiana Commission on Human Rights).

I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

Use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.

Lousiana Expungement Eligibility

This app will help you determine whether or not you can get your criminal record expunged under Louisiana law. If you are likely eligible for an expungement, you will find resources for pro bono and private attorneys who can assist you.

Papers in your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

You may come across some of these words in court. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee.

People in Your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

Watch this presentation to find out about words you need to know describing people in your civil court case. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee.

Places in your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

Learn more about words you may come across in state courts in Louisiana. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee.

Preparing Your Small Claims Case

See this brochure to learn more about small claims court and how to prepare for your case there.

Procedures in your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

You may come across some of these words in court. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee.

Representing Yourself in Court: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Tips if you must handle your legal issue on your own without a lawyer. This document is strictly for informational purposes, it does not include legal advice.

Self Representation: How to Get Ready for Your Day in Court

See this brochure to find out more about what happens in the courtroom, how to behave, and more.

Unemployment Benefits Guide

This information explains unemployment benefits in the state of Louisiana. The federal unemployment program in Louisiana is run by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LAWorks).

Unemployment Benefits Guided Assistant

Louisiana Unemployment Benefits and Appeals- This Guided Assistant tool can help you understand how to file for unemployment benefits. It can also help you decide whether you should appeal a decision if you are denied help. This tool is not legal advice. This tool does not not take the place of legal advice from a competent attorney licensed in your state and familiar with the law and facts of your legal issue.

Unemployment Benefits Information Guide including Form for Judicial Review of a Decision

This resource has general information on Unemployment Insurance. It also directs you to a program you can use to ask the Unemployment Insurance review board to take a second look at your case if you were denied.

Unpaid Wages Demand Letter and Information Guide

This "LibGuide" has general information on Unpaid Wages, plus a link to a program you can use to automatically create an unpaid wages demand letter. Just answer a few questions and your letter will be generated. This program does not provide legal advice.

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