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  • Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator

    Not sure where to start your legal research? Try the Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator. Answer a few questions about yourself and your situation to get customized legal information, local court forms, referrals to legal aid, and more. Available for Divorce, Child Custody, Employment Law, and private Landlord-Tenant Law. Content Detail

    By:
    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Expungement: Basic Information and Online Forms (Link)

    Link to an information guide about expungement which includes a link to a computer program that you can use to create basic court forms for some types of expungement requests. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • 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
  • Guide: 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 (New Orleans office)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • 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 (Audio + Video)

    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

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • People in Your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know (Audio + Video)

    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 (Audio + Video)

    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

  • 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

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    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation Lafayette Office
  • Procedures in your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know (Audio + Video)

    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 (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
  • Unemployment Benefits Guide

    This information explains unemployment benefits in the state of Louisiana. The federal unemployment program in Louisiana is run by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LAWorks). Read More

    By:
    Lagniappe Law Lab
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Unemployment Benefits Guided Assistant

    This Guided Assistant tool can help you understand how to file for unemployment benefits. It can also help you decide whether you should appeal a decision if you are denied help. This tool is not legal advice. This tool does not 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 Lafayette Office