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

Vision: A society in which equal justice for all is a reality.

Louisiana consistently ranks as a state with one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) serves about 50% of that population.

The legal help we provide plays a vital role for protecting the stability of families and communities. Our work breaks down legal barriers so that low-income people can access safety, housing, income, education, medical care, and so much more. These challenges can only be solved with the help of a lawyer.

SLLS responds immediately to the needs of our community in the wake of hurricanes, epic floods, and oil spills. We are nationally recognized as leaders in helping communities recover after disasters.

Our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic protects the rights of working people statewide, while the public information website we administer, LouisianaLawHelp.org, provides legal information and self-help resources to over 150,000 people every year.

For over 50 years, SLLS has given a voice to people who struggle to obtain the legal help they need to move forward in life because they can't afford an attorney. 

In all that we do, SLLS strives to make fair and equal access to justice possible for the people who need it most.


Our Year In Review


$27 Million

Direct economic impact of our legal representation in 2021


Parishes in our service area


Clients Helped


Total Offices in addition to on-going outreach clinics and self-help desks