Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Baton Rouge Office)
Who We Are
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law office which has served low-income community residents since 1979. SLLS provides free services to eligible people through its staff and volunteer attorneys. SLLS works with community groups and social service agencies to give up-to-date information about legal issues affecting the poor in Louisiana. SLLS also collaborates with other legal advocacy organizations around the state, and nationally, in litigation and educational efforts to protect the legal rights of the poor and to improve their lives. The Hammond office serves the parishes of Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa. The Covington office serves the parishes of St. Tammany and Washington. Parishes south of Lake Ponchartrain are served by the New Orleans and Harvey offices. SLLS now covers a 22-parish area of southeastern Louisiana, including the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. The Baton Rouge and Houma offices now serve 12 parishes in the greater Baton Rouge metropolitan area: Ascension Assumption East Baton Rouge East Feliciana Iberville Lafourche Pointe Coupee St. James St. John the Baptist Terrebonne West Baton Rouge West Feliciana Please see www.slls.org for a map of the service area.
SLLS only offers legal representation in Louisiana.
Apply online for help from SLLS.
Who We Serve
- Ascension Parish
- Assumption Parish
- East Baton Rouge Parish
- East Feliciana Parish
- Iberville Parish
- Lafourche Parish
- Pointe Coupee Parish
- Saint James Parish
- St John the Baptist Parish
- Terrebonne Parish
- West Baton Rouge Parish
- West Feliciana Parish
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- Eligibility Restrictions
This program does not serve: Prisoner
Type of Help
- This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
- Full Representation
- Brief Advice or Service
- Legal Clinic on Representing Yourself
- Self-Help Materials
- Description of Services
SLLS offers free legal advice and representation to vulnerable people.
SLLS offers innovative solutions with self-help desks and online legal information.
SLLS operates Outreach Clinics and Legal Information Centers to increase access to justice.
SLLS engages with the communities they serve by providing individuals with a series of workshops called "Know Your Rights." These workshops give people the knowledge they need to protect their legal rights.
- Emergency Instructions
From slls.org: "You can lose important rights by waiting too long to get help. If you have an emergency, such as a hearing or appeal deadline, call our nearest office and explain your emergency. If you have an emergency and cannot reach us by phone, come to the nearest program office with all the papers about your problem."
SLLS COVID-19 Legal Aid Hotline: 1-844-244-7871
How to Get Help
You can contact this organization by:
- Phone Number
- Toll Free: 855-512-3980
Baton Rouge Location Toll Free Telephone
- Phone Number
- Local: (225) 448-0080 Intake Line: (225) 448-0331
Local Baton Rouge Office Telephone and Baton Rouge Office Intake Line