Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)

General Contact Information

1340 Poydras Street
Suite 600
New Orleans, LA 70112

How to Get Help

Phone Number Toll Free: (877) 521-6242 Local: (504) 529-1000

Please bring any papers about your issue or legal problem. Be sure to bring any court papers, government agency papers or other papers about your issue.

Waiting List

There may be a waiting list to get help with some kinds of legal problems.

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. The Baton Rouge office serves that greater metropolitan area, and the Houma office serves Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. SLLS covers a 22-parish area. Please see for a map of the service area. For a list of our offices, see

SLLS only offers legal representation in Louisiana

Who We Serve

  • Jefferson Parish
  • Orleans Parish
  • Plaquemines Parish
  • Saint Bernard Parish
Additional Service Area Info SLLS serves 22 parishes. For information about all offices, see
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level 125
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? YES
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:
Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? It's an emergency if you have been served with court papers or have a hearing or trial date, or are a victim of domestic violence.

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.

Last Review and Update: Oct 28, 2020
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