LouisianaLawHelp.orgLouisiana Law Help

Public Benefits Self-Help Tools

Learn about your issue

  • How do I get food stamps (SNAP)?

    Questions and answers about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Legally Updating Your Gender Marker

    This guide provides basic information about updating gender marker on your identification and other legal documents. Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law
  • Louisiana Expungement App

    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. Content Detail

    By:
    The Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
  • Name Change Process Guide

    If you are legally an adult in Louisiana, this guide provides basic information on how to change your name in court. When a name change is possible, the process is relatively simple and can be managed without the help of a lawyer. This guide is intended to provide support to those seeking to complete a name change without legal representation. Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • 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. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • 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. Read More

  • 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. Read More

  • 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. Read More

  • 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. Content Detail

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation Lafayette Office
  • Update your immigration documents

    This guide provides basic information about how to update your immigration documents. The process is relatively simple and can be managed without the help of a lawyer. This guide is intended to provide support to those seeking to update the name and/or gender marker on any immigration document without legal representation. Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Update your military/veteran records

    This guide provides basic information about how to update your military/veteran records. The process is relatively simple and can be managed without the help of a lawyer. This guide is intended to provide support to those seeking to update the name and/or gender marker on any military/veteran records without legal representation. Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Update your passport

    This guide provides basic information about how to update your U.S. passport. If you are eligible for a U.S. passport update, the process is relatively simple and can be managed without the help of a lawyer. This guide is intended to provide support to those seeking a U.S. passport update without legal representation. Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • 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

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services: Collaboration with Court & Bar Partners.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • You Should Know: About Your Day in Court

    Tips about how to plan for your day in court, especially if you need to go alone without a lawyer. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)