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  • Ask-a-Lawyer Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge Bar Association)

    Find an ask-a-lawyer event near you in Baton Rouge. Read More

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    Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • 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
  • Counsel on Call: Appointments with Volunteer Lawyers for Self-Help Assistance

    Counsel on Call is a pro bono program offered by Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers program of the Lafayette Bar Association. Time: Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Location: Lafayette Bar Association Building, 2607 Johnston Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503. Counsel on call gives self-represented litigants an opportunity to discuss legal matters with volunteer attorneys. Go to "Read More" below for details. Read More

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    Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers
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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
  • 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
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    Spanish / Español
  • Have you seen our items with sound and pictures? Tell us what you think.

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thirst for Justice Walk-in Legal Clinic (Baton Rouge Bar Association)

    Find out more about this event here on the site of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. From the Baton Rouge Bar Association's site: "The Pro Bono Project provides a walk-in legal clinic every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Bishop Ott Shelter located at 220 St. Vincent DePaul St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Volunteers provide legal counseling and advice to low income clients on matters of civil law only." Content Detail

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    Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Unemployment Compensation: how to get what is coming to you! Video and text.

    Click to read and hear this item about unemployment benefits and what you may be able to do if the agency turns down your claim. Read More

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    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (text) Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (presentation)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Unpaid Wages & Sample Demand Letter

    How to get that last paycheck. Laid off, fired, or resigned, and not paid wages due - your rights under Louisiana law. Click below to watch and listen to the presentation and click on the title to see the item and the sample demand letter. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
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