DO YOU HAVE A LEGAL QUESTION?
You will find information regarding the law and resources available on the internet. If you don’t have access to the internet at home, the public library provides free internet access.
LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights.
DO YOU NEED LEGAL HELP BUT CANNOT AFFORD A LAWYER?
LEGAL AID OF NORTH LOUISIANA
(A DIVISION OF ACADIANA LEGAL SERVICE CORPORATION)
(a division of Acadiana Legal Service Corporation)
Legal Services of North Louisiana is a non-profit law firm providing free civil services to qualified low income and elderly resident. Criminal cases are not accepted.
SHREVEPORT BAR FOUNDATION PRO BONO PROJECT
The SBF Pro Bono Project provides free legal assistance through volunteer attorneys to low-income residents of Caddo and Bossier Parishes in civil and juvenile matters. Criminal cases are not accepted.
DO YOU WANT TO HIRE A LAWYER AND NEED A REFERRAL?
SHREVEPORT LAWYER REFERRAL
The Shreveport Bar Association provides online lawyer referrals. Clients who schedule a consultation with a lawyer through the lawyer referral service are able to receive a 30 minute consultation with an attorney (based on availability) for $25.00 (payable to Shreveport Lawyer Referral Service and due at the consultation). If the client hires an attorney through this program, he or she will pay all costs to the attorney directly. The Lawyer Referral Service is not associated with pro bono, sliding scale or free legal services.
DO YOU NEED TO CHECK THE STATUS OF AN ATTORNEY?
PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT AN ATTORNEY’S CONDUCT?
LOUISIANA ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD
(800) 326-8022 or (504) 834-1488
All complaints regarding attorneys must be received in writing. Complaints can be filed by any person, not just a client. Complaints can be filed in one of two ways:
(1) By submitting a completed complaint form to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. You can obtain a complaint form by calling to request that one be mailed to you. The complaint form can also be downloaded from the website. Once you obtain a complaint form, please complete it in full.
(2) By writing a letter to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel including your name, address and telephone number. Describe what the lawyer did or failed to do and include all important information, including attorney name, address, phone numbers and dates of events. If letters, agreements or other documents are available, submit them to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. All complaints must be sent to the following address:
OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL
4000 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 607
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
The phone number for the office is (225) 293-3900
Free Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic
The SBF Pro Bono Project offers volunteer attorneys in the area to provide FREE legal advice every 3rdMonday of the month from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the Shreveport Bar Center. See address below. For more information, call Lucy Espree at (318) 221-8104 ext. 1.
Shreveport Bar Center
625 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101