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Look for self-help resources for Life Planning issues here. More resources appear under the Wills and Life Planning page.
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  • 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
  • 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
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Law Libraries in Louisiana

    Find out more about law libraries around the state. Read More

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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