SLLS is a leader in using technology to help close civil justice gaps. We create innovative solutions providing self-help resources and legal information so people can protect their rights.

Services available at Self Help Desks and Online Legal Information websites can include general legal information and fill-in-the blank forms for you to use if you are representing yourself in court. Self Help Desks cannot provide legal advice or assistance. You can find locations and hours for our Self Help Desks, as well as additional resources for online legal help below. All locations are staffed by an SLLS attorney or volunteer.

Self Help Desks

Jefferson Parish Courthouse

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(200 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA 70053)

Access To Justice Center in St. Charles Parish located in the C.A.R.E. Center
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Appointments (for eligible clients):

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Call (985) 331-3034 or send an email to StCharlesATJ@slls.org to schedule an appointment.

(171 Keller Street, Hahnville, LA 70057)

Online Legal Information

Louisiana’s online guide to free legal help and information for low-income people.

  • Learn about your legal issues
  • Find free legal aid and pro bono programs
  • Self-help videos, forms, and more
  • Find Courthouses and Online Self-Help Centers
  • LiveHelp, real-time chats to help you use the website

In partnership with the Louisiana Library Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Louisiana Supreme Court Library, SLLS has created and released free online legal forms hosted by LawHelp Interactive, along with “LibGuides”, information guides designed for public libraries. These automated forms and guides help people create basic court forms for small claims court, modification of child support, provisional custody by mandate, and some expungements. The LibGuides provide librarians with the information they need to help their patrons find the legal information and court forms they need.

In 2016 through generous funding from local foundations, the ABA Center for Innovation, Stanford University, and other collaborative partners, we created the Flood Proof Program to help flooded homeowners rebuild their lives and homes. To enhance legal services, the Flood Proof App, compatible with Apple and Android devices, was also developed to help disaster survivors. It helps disaster survivors living in their property collect information and materials to remove legal barriers to recovery funds by untangling titles.

Have an Idea to Increase Access to Justice Through Technology?

SLLS is always looking for cutting-edge ways to use technology to increase access to justice. Contact Laura Tuggle, SLLS Executive Director, at ltuggle@slls.org