Self Help Desks

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.

 

Jefferson Parish Courthouse

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

200 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA 70053

Lafourche Parish Courthouse

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

First floor of the old courthouse at 201 Greene Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301

Orleans Parish Civil District Courthouse

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

421 Loyola Avenue, Room 401, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

NO LEGAL ADVICE INFORMATION AND FORMS ONLY

Information – Third Flood – Room 3130

Forms Only – Available at Family Court Form Kiosk

Third Floor – Room 3240

St. Tammany Parish Justice Center (Information and Forms)

First and Third Monday of each month from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

701 North Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433

Washington Parish Courthouse
Second and Fourth Monday of each month from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Basement office adjacent to Courtroom #4, 908 Washington St, Franklinton, LA 70438

*Forms are available Monday through Friday in both locations from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Terrebonne Parish Courthouse

First and third Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

First floor of the Courthouse Annex, 7856 West Main Street, Houma, LA 70360

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 on How 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