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  • A Living Will Declaration (separate website)

    Here are links to information about living wills from the Louisiana Secretary of State and a living will declaration form. This information cannot take the place of the advice of an attorney, but it may help you. Read More

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    Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Audio 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 (Hammond Office)
    Read this in:
    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.
    Read this in:
    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
  • LEGAL STATUS IN LOUISIANA: A GUIDE TO FULL INTERDICTION, LIMITED INTERDICTION, CONTINUING TUTORSHIP, REPRESENTATION & MANDATE, REPRESENTATIVE PAYMENT. (Legal Status in Louisiana)

    Interdiction changes the rights of people who can't care for themselves or their property, or who can't communicate their decisions. Important note from the authoring organization: part of the guide is no longer valid based on changes in Louisiana law: "NOTE: "Section 3.1 (Continuing Tutorship: Legal Consequences and Effects) of the Legal Status Manual is NO LONGER VALID due to changes in the law. See https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx? d=1097955. It has been removed from the linked document until it has been updated in order to avoid confusion." This note will be removed when the manual has been updated according to the revisions to the law." Content Detail

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    Advocacy Center
  • 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 (Hammond Office)
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Your day in court

    Tips about how to plan for your day in court, especially if you need to go alone without a lawyer. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
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