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Find State Benefits

Need more help? Find out if you may be eligible for Louisiana government benefits with this Benefit Navigator.

Issue Guide: Asking the Court for a Fee Delayer Application - In Forma Pauper (IFP)

The law says an "individual who is unable to pay the costs of court because of his poverty and lack of means" may file without paying court costs. This is called filing in forma pauperis (IFP). It is important to know that filing the affidavit with the court does not automatically lead to IFP status.

Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV)

Driver Services including Driver's License Status, Installment Plan, Driver's License Renewal, CDL Medical Status Inquiry, Duplicate License/ID Card, Self-Certification Inquiry, Official Driving Record. Vehicle services including vehicle registration renewal, duplicate vehicle registration, cancel plate, lease termination, mobile home immobilization, vehicle transfer, title verification.

Lousiana Expungement Eligibility

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.

Name and Gender Marker Change Legal Navigator

Not sure what to do if you want to change your name or gender marker? Do you have legal documents you would like to update with your legal name and/or gender marker? Try the Name and Gender Marker Change 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 information about the legal name change process, whether you qualify to get a name change court order, and changing legal documents with your name and/or gender including your birth certificate, Social Security Administration, Driver's License/ID, U.S. Passport, Military/Veteran Records, Immigration, Health Insurance Documents, Other (Banks, Credit Cards, Employer, etc.)

Official USPS Change-of-Address

Update your address with the Official USPS Change-of-Address.

Papers in your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

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.

People in Your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

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.

Places in your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

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.

Procedures in your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

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.

Representing Yourself in Court: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Tips if you must handle your legal issue on your own without a lawyer. This document is strictly for informational purposes, it does not include legal advice.

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.

VA Forms Online

Search for a VA form by keyword, form name, or form number.

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.

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