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:


  • 1 Staff Attorney in Baton Rouge to work on Foreclosure Prevention and Successions work
  • 1 Staff Attorney in Covington


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, self­motivation, 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.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at by December 15, 2018.

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

SLLS staff and LSC President Jim Sandman