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  • Bankruptcy Guided Assistant

    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

    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

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Consumer Unit, with other stakeholders.
  • 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

    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

    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)
  • Preparing Your Small Claims Case

    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

    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
  • 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.
    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)