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  • Audio Guide: Avoid Contractor Fraud

    Tips for working with contractors to repair your home. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office, including information about applying for help online)
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • Buying a Used Car -- La Compra de un Auto Usado (English/Spanish Text and Audio on YouTube)

    Knowing your rights may boost your chances of getting a fair deal. Es posible que saber los derechos aumentaría la posibilidad de conseguir un acuerdo justo. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
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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
  • East Baton Rouge Courthouse Self-Help Resource Center (19th JDC)

    Who We Are: The Self-Help Resource Center offers live (in-person) help to people who go to court on their own, without a lawyer. The Self-Help Resource Center offers forms, other information, and referrals to appropriate local agencies. Where to go: East Baton Rouge Courthouse 300 North Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70801 When to go: Tuesday/Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Website: http://www.familycourt.org/ Website for Self-Help Center Resources: http://www.familycourt.org/main/inside.php?page=self-help_resources Read More

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    The Family Court in and for the Parish of East Baton Rouge
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    Spanish / Español
  • Louisiana Small Claims Court: Basic Information and Online Forms for Louisiana Justice of the Peace Court

    Here is an information guide, which 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. The guide is called a "LibGuide" (short for Library Guide or Librarian Guide) because it also can help librarians help other people. The LibGuide has general information plus a link to a computer program a person can use to create small claims court forms for small claims in a Justice of the Peace Court. Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Motion for Extension of Time to Respond in a Louisiana court (with information and instructions)

    This packet has information about filing a motion for an Extension of Time to Respond in a Louisiana Court. It also has 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

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Preparing to be a Witness - Including Deposition and Trial Testimony

    This is one of a series of brochures by the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA). This document explains the importance to the American justice system of being a witness, the different kinds of witness testimony, and practical advice. Content Detail

  • 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
  • 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

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    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
  • 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
  • 25th Judicial District Court Online Self-Help Center

    Use this online self help center to find information and forms. Content Detail

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    25th Judicial District Court
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    Spanish / Español
  • 35th Judicial District Court Online Self-Help Center

    This website only provides legal information to self-represented litigants. This site does NOT provide legal advice about your specific case. It is always recommended that you seek professional representation if possible. To find an attorney and additional resources in your area, please go here (http://www.35thjdcselfhelp.com/#!find-an-attorney/ceyo). Content Detail

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    35th Judicial District Court
  • 4th Judicial District Court Online Self-Help Center

    From the site: If you need to represent yourself, this website can assist you by outlining relevant laws, procedures, and resources. For certain issues, forms are available that you can fill out on your computer and then file with the Clerk of Court. This service in no way constitutes legal representation and is brought to you as a courtesy through the combined efforts of the 4th Judicial District Court and the Louisiana State Bar Association. Content Detail

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    4th Judicial District Court
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    Spanish / Español
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