SLLS is pleased to announce our pending New Orleans office move to 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 600, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112.
Our New Orleans office service will be limited to emergencies on Monday, March 26, 2018 and Tuesday March 27, 2018. The New Orleans office will be closed Wednesday, March 28, 2018 through Monday, April 2, 2018. The New Orleans office will reopen to the public at its new 1340 Poydras St. home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
All SLLS offices will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018 and Monday April 2, 2018 for Easter weekend holidays.
Disaster Aid: www.disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Keep SLLS strong beyond 50. Go here to see our special commemorative booklet. Go here to listen to SLLS heroes present and past talk about their work with our special commemorative audio project.
SLLS helps people clear life's legal hurdles. Go here to learn about what we do.
Our online application is available anytime. Go here to use the online form to apply for free legal help. Go here to find an SLLS office.
SLLS only offers civil legal representation in Louisiana.
Please consider celebrating the SLLS golden anniversary by making a donation. Go here to use "Just Give" to make your contribution online.
Next SLLS Board Meeting: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the offices of Adams & Reese, 701 Poydras St., (Suite 4500), New Orleans, LA 70139
SLLS is celebrating its 50th all year long. Go here to learn more about the SLLS golden anniversary celebration. Here is an image from our reception at the Supreme Court of Louisiana.
Go here to see our community calendar.
Next SLLS Board Meeting (to be announced).
Northshore Pro Bono Project
Remember -- you can celebrate pro bono all year long.
Join our Northshore Pro Bono Project.
Our attorneys and volunteers were honored at the Louisiana Supreme Court's annual Pro Bono and Children's Law Awards. Find this and other news here, or scroll down this page.
The Northshore Pro Bono Project provides legal services to clients in need who without your assistance would not have access to justice. We ask that every Northshore lawyer take one small pro bono case annually. As a volunteer, you are covered by our professional practice insurance while handling the pro bono case.
How to Help?
• Help people in need
• Gain future clients
• Networking opportunity
• Try something new
• Stay involved
• Fulfill pro bono obligation
• Access to sample forms
• Meeting space available
• Mediator experience
• Curator experience
• Earn CLE credit
• Teaching opportunity
Areas where help is needed:
• Uncontested Divorce
• Uncontested Custody
• Contested Domestic Debt/Buyer
• Wills/Living Wills/Power of Attorney
• Employment Law • Income Tax
• Housing/Code Enforcement
• Housing/Real Estate Title Work
• Consumer Law
• Contractor Fraud
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services' Northshore Pro Bono Project is a cooperative effort among Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association, assisted by the Greater Slidell Bar Association and the Washington Parish Bar Association.
For more information, contact:
Cynthia M. Bordonaro, Esq.,
Pro Bono Coordinator
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
423 N. Florida Street
P.O. Drawer 2330
Covington, Louisiana 70434
Tel.: (985) 893-0076, ext. 519; Fax: (985) 893-6774
SLLS' Brian Lenard honored for lifelong achievements at Louisiana Supreme Court, SLLS childrens' lawyer Darlene Bewley and SLLS volunteers also honored.
Recently retired Executive Director Brian D. Lenard was conferred the Leah Hipple McKay Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteerism at last night's Pro Bono and Children's Law Aawrds at the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The award recognizes Brian's career of volunteer service with organizations other than SLLS, where his career spanned more than three decades. Recently retired SLLS Child in Need of Care Unit Manager Darlene T Bewley was honored with the Children's Law Award, and SLLS Northshore Pro Bono Project volunteer Robert T. Binney was recognized for his public service. Go to our News page to learn more about us.
From left: SLLS 'Executive Director Laura Tuggle, with honorees Darlene T. Bewley, Robert Binney, and Leah Hipple McKay Award recipient and former SLLS Executive Director Brian D. Lenard, and SLLS' CINC Unit Manager Ayanna Butler, Deputy Director Roxanne Newman and Website Coordinator Lisa Stansky.
Below: SLLS Deputy Director Roxanne Newman congratulates volunteer attorney Robert T. Binney.