SLLS helps people clear life's legal hurdles.
SLLS only offers civil legal representation in Louisiana.
To make a donation to support SLLS disaster services, go to the "Donate Now!" button below. Until further notice donations to SLLS will support disaster-related legal needs of those affected by the August 2016 flood.
Read the 2015 SLLS Annual Report here.
SLLS offices will be closed Monday, February 27, 2017 for Lundi Gras and Tuesday, February 28, 2017 for Mardi Gras.
Use our online application anytime. Go here to apply online for legal help.
Find an SLLS office here.
Find us at outreach sessions and other events -- go here to see our community calendar.
You can support SLLS anytime. Use the green button below to go to our JustGive page.
Learn about our annual campaign and your other donation options here.
Any day can be GiveSLLS day. Please donate using the green button below for our JustGive page. Learn about more ways to give here.
Check out our supporters having a good time for a good cause.
A big thank you to the young lawyers of the New Orleans Bar Association for hosting the 2016 Golf Tournament to benefit SLLS and its Veterans Justice Fellowship. Find more photos on NOBA's Facebook page.
See more photos of these events on Facebook. Below are shots from our Baton Rouge "Bar Exam" pub quiz, the Legalpalooza battle of the bands fundraiser for SLLS, and the New Orleans "Bar Exam" pub quiz -- all to support SLLS.
Many thanks to The Whiskey Penguins, above, and everyone with the Young Lawyers of the New Orleans Bar Association for making the 2016 Legalpalooza a rocking success! Check out the other pics on Facebook here.
Belly up to the Bar in Baton Rouge to help SLLS. Thank you for making The Bar Exam New Orleans pub quiz a success!
Any day can be GiveSLLS day. Please donate using the green button to go to our JustGive page.
Go here to learn about our good work.
Go here to learn about all of your donation options.
Our Katrina story -- go here to learn more.
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The media covering K+10 also described the role SLLS played in the recovery.
Go here to learn more from our Katrina anniversary media archive.
For almost four decades, SLLS has provided legal services to help the poor with life's most basic needs: having a safe and affordable home, recovering from disasters, having enough food to eat, and securing access to our system of justice.
You can become a part of SLLS' success story right now.
You may also mail your tax-deductible donation to:
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
P.O. Drawer 2867
Hammond, Louisiana 70404
The demand on us for services is overwhelming compared to our limited resources. In 2012, we faced the loss of $1.2 million in Legal Services Corporation funding. We meet only about 10% of the need poor people have for civil legal representation in our area. This is typical of Legal Services programs.
For our clients, having an SLLS lawyer can prevent loss of family, food, shelter, income, medical care, or personal safety. Last year we helped 531 domestic violence victims seek safety, 382 people confronting the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill, and 713 people with disabilities. A recent study showed that our work nets nearly $36 million in benefits for our clients each year. To recognize this contribution, the American Bar Association presented SLLS with its 2012 Hodson Award for public service.
Here are other ways you can help.
Support the Louisiana Campaign to Preserve Legal Aid. Watch the public service announcement below featuring Ayanna Butler, managing attorney of our Child in Need of Care Unit.
Click on the image below to learn more about the Louisiana Campaign to Preserve Civil Legal Aid.