SLLS helps people clear life's legal hurdles.
Go here to learn about what we do. Go here to learn about what we have done. SLLS only offers civil legal representation in Louisiana.
Use the "Donate Now!" button below to support SLLS disaster services. Until further notice donations to SLLS will support disaster-related legal needs of those affected by the August 2016 flood.
Read the 2015 SLLS Annual Report here.
SLLS offices will be closed April 14, 2017 for Good Friday.
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Twenty-two parishes. Six offices. 100+ attorneys, staff and volunteers.
SLLS serves half of Louisiana's low-income people.
In many areas of our 22-parish service area SLLS is the only organization that can help. In 2015 SLLS helped more than 26,000 people, with an economic impact of more than $17.5 million. For our clients, having an SLLS lawyer can prevent loss of family, food, shelter, income, medical care, or personal safety.
SLLS only offers legal representation in Louisiana.
SLLS began in 1979 with a grant from the Legal Services Corporation. Back then, SLLS gave legal help to poor people in five north shore parishes. In 2003 SLLS merged with New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation, which served the greater New Orleans area since 1967. The service area grew to 10 Louisiana Parishes. In recent years SLLS more than doubled its footprint with 12 new parishes. The program now serves greater Baton Rouge, Houma and their adjacent communities. SLLS spreads its reach even further through programs like medical-legal partnerships in community health clinics, on site legal services at community colleges, services offered through homeless assistance centers, and services linked to domestic violence shelters.
SLLS received the inaugural Innovation in Civil Legal Services Delivery Award in 2015, conferred by the Access to Justice Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Our sustained excellence earned SLLS the 2015 A.P. Tureaud Award from the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. (Baton Rouge).
SLLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in the delivery of services or in its employment practices.