Projects

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) has Pro Bono Opportunities throughout its coverage area. We are currently looking for Pro Bono Attorneys for the following projects:

 

 

Northshore Pro Bono Project

This is our longest standing Pro Bono Project. This year it is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Volunteer attorneys represent clients in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes in family law, wills, bankruptcies, successions, and other general civil litigation matters. We currently have several special projects in this area such as the Volunteers for Veterans, Wills for Heroes, Washington Parish Self-Help Desk, helping Reentry Court participants, and other outreach events. For more information on how you can get involved please contact, Cynthia Bordonaro, Northshore Pro Bono Coordinator, at cbordonaro@slls.org or 985.893.0076.

Low Income Tax Payer Clinic (LITC)

Volunteers work closely with SLLS staff to help low-income families with federal tax controversies in this statewide project. For more information contact on how to volunteer or if you are interested in partnering with us contact Paul Tuttle, LITC Managing Attorney, at ptuttle@slls.org or 504.529.1000 ext. 233.

Self-Help Desks

SLLS is looking for volunteers to help staff SLLS self-help desks in Lafourche, St. Charles, Terrebonne, and Washington parishes. For more information contact Elena Perez, Managing Attorney of SLLS’ Pro Bono Program, at eperez@slls.org or 504.529.1000 ext. 231.

Bayou Region Pro Bono Project

This is our newest Pro Bono Project. Help vulnerable populations in Assumption, Lafourche, and Terrebonne Parishes. We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with special projects such as the Lafourche Parish Self-Help Desk, Terrebonne Parish Self-Help Desk, and our Disaster Resiliency Project. There are opportunities to work remotely to help us with our Disaster Resiliency Project. For more information on how you can help contact Elena Perez, Managing Attorney of SLLS Pro Bono Program, at eperez@slls.org or 504.529.1000 ext 231.

Disaster Response Project

Currently, there are volunteer opportunities to help disaster victims of the 2016 Floods of Greater Baton Rouge. Current opportunities involve title clearing and successions work. For more information contact Elena Perez, Managing Attorney of SLLS’ Pro Bono Program, at eperez@slls.org or 504.529.1000 ext. 231.

Coming Winter 2018

Medical Legal Partnerships (MLP) Projects

SLLS has several MLPs in its service area. Volunteers have the opportunity to represent clients in a wide variety of civil legal matters. Most cases involve Social Security benefits, Medicaid/Medicare, Housing, and consumer issues. For more information contact Elena Perez, Managing Attorney of SLLS’ Pro Bono Program, at eperez@slls.org or 504.529.1000 ext. 231.

Veteran’s Project

Volunteers will have the opportunity to represent low income Veterans with discharge upgrades, public benefits, such as Social Security disability benefits and other civil legal matters. For more information contact Elena Perez, Managing Attorney of SLLS’ Pro Bono Program, at eperez@slls.org or 504.529.1000 ext. 231.