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

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, SLLS is here for you.

SLLS COVID-19 Legal Aid Hotline: 1-844-244-7871

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Click here to read an update on SLLS's emergency response to the COVID-19 Crisis.

Click here to learn about your legal rights during COVID-19. You can also find more information by visiting LouisianaLawHelp.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)

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.

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.

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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.