HOW TO FIND AN ATTORNEY

Overview

The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer find the resources needed to hire an attorney.

 

This information is not meant to replace State laws or Court Rules. The purpose of this guide is to give general information.  You have a right to represent yourself in court, but it comes with the responsibility to follow certain court rules and procedures.  If you have any questions, please speak with an attorney about your case.

FIND AN ATTORNEY

It is always in your best interest to speak with an attorney about your case.

 

For assistance locating an attorney in your area, please visit the Louisiana State Bar Association's Find Legal Help page or call 1-800-421-LSBA (5722).

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If you are unable to afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free representation depending on your income and other factors. The following is a list of free or reduced fee legal service providers. Please note that the demand for legal services is extremely high and these organizations may not be able to represent you.

  

CENTRAL LOUISIANA

Legal Services of Central Louisiana

NORTH LOUISIANA

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

Legal Aid of North Louisiana

Acadiana Legal Service Corp

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Alexandria           (318) 442-7281

Lafayette             (337) 237-4320

Lake Charles       (337) 439-0377

www.la-law.org

 

Shreveport         (318) 222-7186

Natchitoches      (318) 352-7220

Monroe               (318) 699-0889

Toll Free             (800) 259-6591

www.la-law.org

Lake Charles       (337) 439-0377

www.la-law.org

Southwest Law Center

Lake Charles      (337) 436-3308

www.swla-law-center.com

Baton Rouge         (855) 512-3980

Covington              (800) 891-0076

Hammond             (800) 349-0886 

Harvey                  (800) 624-4771

Houma                  (800) 256-1660

New Orleans         (877) 521-6242

www.slls.org

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

LOCAL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

29th Judicial District Court

 

Div. C: (985) 783-3209

 

Div. D: (985) 783-2923

 

Div. E: (985) 783-2923

 

St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court's Office

 

(985) 783-6632

stcharlescoc@bellsouth.net

 

St. Charles Parish District Attorney's Office

 

(985) 783-6263

www.stcharlesdistrictattorney.com

 

St. Charles Parish Public Defender's Office

 

(985) 764-2338

 

St. Charles Parish Library

 

www.myscpl.org

 

East Regional (Destrehan)

(985) 764-2366

 

West Regional (Luling)

(985) 785-8471

 

Hahnville: (985) 783-2341

 

Norco: (985) 764-6581

 

St. Rose: (504) 465-0646

 

Paradis: (985) 758-1868

 

Via Link Social Services Directory

 

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STATE AND GENERAL  RESOURCES

LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org

Online pro bono program for those who meet financial eligibility requirements.

la.freelegalanswers.org

Louisiana LawHelp

(online legal information)

 

www.LouisianaLawHelp.org

 

Law Library of Louisiana

 

(800) 820-3038

www.lasc.org/law_library/library_information.asp

 

Louisiana Child Abuse Hotline

 

(855) 4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)

 

 

Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline

(24 Hour Assistance)

 

(888) 411-1333 

www.lcadv.org

 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

 

(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

(800) 787-3224

www.ndvh.org

 

 

Office of Behavioral Health Resources

 

new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/98/n/118

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office

 

(985) 783-6237

www.stcharlessheriff.org

 

Louisiana State Police Troop "B"

 

(504) 471-2775 or (800) 964-8076

lspb@dps.la.gov

The information on this website is provided as a courtesy by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the 29th Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Charles.