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  • Bankruptcy Guided Assistant (Link)

    This Guided Assistant tool can help you understand the most common types of bankruptcy. It can also help you determine which type of bankruptcy you might need to file. This tool is not legal advice. This tool does 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. Content Detail

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
  • Consumer Debt Problems and Debt Collection Lawsuit Responses (Article + Link)

    Learn about Law Help Interactive and how the program can help you create a response to a debt collection lawsuit. Follow the link to answer questions that are used to build a response that you can file in court. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Consumer Unit, with other stakeholders.
  • Gender Marker Process Guide

    This guide provides basic information about updating gender marker on your identification and other legal documents. Depending on which document you are updating, the process is relatively simple and usually can be managed without the help of a lawyer. This guide is intended to provide support to people helping themselves. This resource is informational and is not legal advice. Always consult with an attorney about your particular situation. Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law
  • Louisiana Court-Based Online Self-Help Centers (Guide)

    Representing yourself? A number of courts have websites with information to help you. Find out which courts have court-based online self-help centers. Read More

  • 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
  • Louisiana Small Claims Court: Basic Information and Online Forms for Louisiana Justice of the Peace Court (Info Guide)

    This information guide has a link to a computer program you can use to create some basic forms for small claims court in a Louisiana Justice of the Peace Court. The forms are only for small claims courts that are also Justice of the Peace Courts. The forms are not for small claims brought in a city court or other Louisiana state court. Content Detail

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Motion for Extension of Time to Respond in a Louisiana Court (Article + Form)

    Information about filing a motion for an Extension of Time to Respond in a Louisiana Court. Includes a form you can fill out and use, and instructions about how to fill out that form. Remember, using the form does not mean that you will get an extension. The court may say no to you. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • 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
  • Preparing Your Small Claims Case (Brochure)

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

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation Lafayette Office
  • Self Representation: How to Get Ready for Your Day in Court (Brochure)

    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 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. Note: This is for people who already have a passport and simply seek to update information after a legal change in their name or gender marker. Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Your Guide to Court (Link)

    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.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • You Should Know: About Your Day in Court (Audio + Video)

    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)