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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Gretna) LSC Funded


Who We Are

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 Harvey office of SLLS handles cases in the parishes of St. Charles and Jefferson.  Southeast Louisiana Legal Services has offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma and New Orleans. SLLS' six offices provide civil legal assistance to low-income people across a 22-parish area. See www.slls.org to find the SLLS office that serves your parish. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation offers free legal aid for most civil problems, including family, domestic violence, landlord-tenant, food stamps, welfare, health, disability benefits, bankruptcy, consumer, employment and tax cases. SLLS does not handle criminal, prisoner and personal injury cases.

SLLS only offers legal representation in Louisiana

Who We Serve

  • Jefferson Parish
  • Saint Charles Parish
Additional Service Area Info
This office handles cases from West Bank Jefferson Parish residents. East Bank residents should call the main office in downtown New Orleans.
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Income Guidelines

Exceptions available up to 187.5% of poverty level.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
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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
  • Self-Help Materials
Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? It's an emergency if you have been served with court papers, 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.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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Phone Number
8:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 5:00

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General Contact Information

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Gretna)
401 Whitney Ave. (map)
Suite 520
Gretna, LA 70056
(504) 374-0977
Toll Free
(800) 624-4771
(504) 374-0991
Last Review and Update: Oct 28, 2020

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