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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is a nonprofit public interest law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin.

We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.

Our attorneys serve this region from offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, and New Orleans. SLLS has received national and local awards for its outstanding work.

Watch this space or check our Facebook page here for information about opportunities to work with SLLS.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin. We have offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma and New Orleans. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.

Here is general information about our summer legal internships and summer clerkships. SLLS usually takes applications on a rolling basis beginning in January for that summer's openings.

Summer Legal Internship Practice Areas: Employment & Public Benefits; Housing; Family; Child in Need of Care; Low-Income Taxpayer; Consumer; Foreclosure Prevention; Homeless Advocacy

Job Description: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (formerly known as New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation) provides free civil legal services to the indigent population of metropolitan New Orleans and twenty-one surrounding parishes in southeast Louisiana. SLLS covers 22 parishes from six offices. Our legal interns assist our attorneys with trial preparation, legal research, regular client contact, draft correspondence and pleadings, conduct intake interviews and attend our various outreach events throughout the community, among many other duties. We have positions available in several of our offices in southeast Louisiana, including New Orleans, Hammond, and Covington.

The summer legal intern position requires a minimum commitment of eight continuous weeks, full time (37.5 hours weekly). While SLLS is unable to provide any financial assistance to volunteer summer interns, we are available to provide optional externship supervision. Students are encouraged to seek outside funding and stipends.

Qualifications: We do not require any particular qualifications of law students, although a sincere interest in public interest law is welcome. We also have a number of Spanish- and Vietnamese-speaking clients, so knowledge of a second language is appreciated.
1010 Commons St. Ste. 1400A
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Summer Clerks

Law clerks help attorneys with litigation, prepare research memos and briefs, take clients through intake, and other tasks.

SLLS does not offer financial assistance. You are encouraged to seek outside funding. Applicants should demonstrate a sincere interest in poverty law.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Executive Director Laura Tuggle via

For other opportunities go to the Volunteer page and other postings to the Careers page.

Deferred Associates or Public Interest Fellows

SLLS has positions available for volunteer attorneys/deferred associates/legal fellows for periods ranging from three to 12 months. Positions are considered for all SLLS practice areas and projects. SLLS considers special projects based on the experience and interests of legal fellowship recipients.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Laura Tuggle, Executive Director
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
1010 Common St., Suite 1400-A
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Our practice areas and projects include:

*Child neglect and abuse

*Consumer protection, foreclosure prevention and bankruptcy

*Employment and public benefits

*Family law and domestic violence

*Housing law

*Homeless Advocacy

*Pro Se Litigant Assistance

*Tax law

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