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Volunteer Opportunities

Remember -- you can celebrate pro bono all year long.

Our volunteers believe that the glass is more than half full.

How Attorneys Can Help

Firms or attorneys who want to make financial donations should contact Executive Director Laura Tuggle at or (504) 529-1000 or they may use the online donation button at the foot of each page of this site.

Attorneys interested in our Northshore Pro Bono Project should contact Pro Bono Coordinator Cynthia M. Bordonaro: Tel.: (985) 893-0076, ext. 519; Fax: (985) 893-6774. E-Mail:

Law firms and attorneys who want to provide pro bono help with disaster relief or other services should contact SLLS at

The demand on us for services is overwhelming compared to our limited resources. We need your help!

How Law Students Can Help

Volunteer to work at our offices or one of our clinics. Currently, we have family, consumer and eviction clinics. You may also clerk for individual attorneys. Our domestic violence project, website project, and employment/benefits law unit, always need law student volunteers.

Be a third year law student practitioner extern at one of our offices.

Apply for law school foundation sponsored summer clerkships with our office.
If you are involved with a law school clinic or other public interest work for the low-income, join the Civil Law Practice Area of

To volunteer, contact SLLS at

All Other Volunteers

Volunteer to work at our offices.

Publicize our services to low-income persons who need our help.

Let us know about emerging legal problems affecting the poor that you discover

Support our fundraising efforts. Your donations are tax deductible.

To volunteer, contact SLLS at

Social Service Agencies, Nonprofits and Governments: May We Collaborate?

We are involved in numerous collaborations with other agencies, nonprofits and governments on projects that are within our legal aid mission. If your project or grant proposal needs a legal aid component, please call us.

How Courts Can Help

Increase access to justice for the low-income without representation, by including referral information for local free legal services programs, and by listing the website of Louisiana's online guide to free legal help, on court forms.

Cooperate with us in creating simple forms and pleadings for pro se use, through court websites and through the document assembly feature on

Why Your Help Is Important

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"

--Winston Churchill.

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