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  • Appeal State's Denial of Unemployment from Board of Review to State District Court

    People denied unemployment benefits by the Louisiana Workforce Commission's Board of Review can file in state district court. This sample form may not be right for your case. Try to get a lawyer to represent you, or at least advise you. Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Expungement: Basic Information and Online Forms

    Here is an information guide, which has a link to a computer program you can use to create basic court forms for some types of Expungement requests. 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 basic court forms for some types of expungement requests. Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Going to court on your own? Video and Text

    No lawyer? Try to find one if you can. This item talks about some ways to find a lawyer. If that does not work, click on the picture above to hear and see a presentation that talks about some things you should do if you have to handle your case on your own. You can also read the text. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
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    Please take our quick survey to let us know what you think of our new multimedia resources. You can also use the survey to let us know about other items you would like to see on the site. Click here to take survey Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • In Forma Pauperis--When You Can't Afford Court Costs

    Questions and answers about how to ask the court to waive court filing fees, and a link to the In Forma Pauperis form on the Louisiana Supreme Court's website. You can also click below to watch and see the presentation. The text of questions and answers has more details. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Help Desk

    From the center's web site: On the second Friday of every month JAC staffs a Help Desk in the Court for individuals interested in expungements. This desk will be available through December and may start again in February 2013. If you have paperwork, please bring it with you. Ground Floor in the Jury Overflow Room (Follow Signs) Please do not bring cell phones or weapons into the Courthouse. Content Detail

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    Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana
  • Papers in your civil court case -- words you should know.

    You may come across some of these words in court. Click below to hear and see the presentation. 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

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • People in your civil court case -- words you should know.

    Watch this presentation to find out about words you need to know. Click below to see and hear the presentation. 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. Click below to hear and to see the presentation. 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

  • 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

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    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
  • Procedures in your civil court case - words you should know.

    You may come across some of these words in court. Find out more -- click below to hear and to see the presentation. 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

  • Representing yourself in court -- your rights and responsibilities.

    Tips if you must handle your legal issue on your own -- without a lawyer. Content Detail

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    Louisiana State Bar Association
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