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.


SLLS anticipates hiring for the following positions:


  • 2 Staff Attorneys to work on Domestic Violence cases in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. 


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, and social service referrals.
  • Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self motivation, capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. An offer of employment may also be made contingent on passage of the February 2019 bar exam. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $42,000-$52,800 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.


  • 1 Support Staff Position in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.


Starting salary for a full time support staff member is $23,200-27,800 depending on experience.  Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism are a plus that receives extra compensation. Support staff may also receive additional compensation if they are commissioned as a notary public or if they have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree from an accredited college.  

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at by October 26, 2018.

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

SLLS staff and LSC President Jim Sandman