Helping People
Clear Life's Legal Hurdles
For Over 50 Years

Mission Statement

To achieve justice for low-income people in Louisiana by enforcing and defending their legal rights through civil legal aid, advocacy, and community education.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) fights for fairness for vulnerable people. We provide free, civil legal aid to low-income people in six offices, across 22 parishes throughout southeast Louisiana. Our six offices are located in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, and New Orleans. Everyday we:

  • protect domestic violence victims,
  • empower abused and neglected children by giving them a voice in their lives and the courtroom,
  • preserve housing for hard-working families,
  • end homelessness for people with disabilities and veterans,
  • protect elderly consumers,
  • remove barriers to access medical care,
  • improve access to employment and education for vulnerable people,
  • and so much more.

SLLS delivers critical legal services through its staff of 100, pro bono attorneys, and other volunteers to help low-income people meet life's most basic needs: food, healthcare, housing and safety.

In 2017, we protected the legal rights of approximately 28,000 vulnerable people. Our direct economic impact from these services topped $23 million.

SLLS is a national leader when it comes to Disaster Law, having responded to multiple legal crises caused by hurricanes, epic floods and oil spills. Our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic protects the rights of working people statewide, while the public information website we administer, LouisianaLawHelp.org, provided legal information and self-help resources to over 150,000 people every year.

No matter what challenges our communities face, we work every day to increase access to justice and help vulnerable people clear life's legal hurdles.

SLLS is celebrating our 50th Anniversary

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Latest News

2018 November Newsletter

December 4, 2018

SLLS honors veterans and their families by working every day to ensure they receive equal access to civil justice. More

2018 October Newsletter

December 4, 2018

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we join advocates around the country to bring attention to the harm done by domestic

Helping Little Emma Get…

November 27, 2018

Because of generous support from people like you, children who are escaping abuse and neglect have a voice in their

Helping a Disabled Veteran…

November 26, 2018

With generous support from people like you, New Orleans became the first city in the U.S. to end homelessness for

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Corp. (SLLS) is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation. As a condition of the funding it receives from the Legal Service Corporation, it is restricted from engaging in certain activities in all of its legal work - including work supported by other funding sources. SLLS may not expend any funds for any activity prohibited by the Legal Services Corp Act, 42 U.S.C. 1996 et sq. or by Public Law 104-134. Public Law 104-134 504(d) requires that notice of these restrictions be given to all funders of programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation. For a copy of these laws or for any other information or clarifications, please send correspondence to the above address.