SLLS is pleased to announce our pending New Orleans office move to 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 600, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112.
Our New Orleans office service will be limited to emergencies on Monday, March 26, 2018 and Tuesday March 27, 2018. The New Orleans office will be closed Wednesday, March 28, 2018 through Monday, April 2, 2018. The New Orleans office will reopen to the public at its new 1340 Poydras St. home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
All SLLS offices will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018 and Monday April 2, 2018 for Easter weekend holidays.
Disaster Aid: www.disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Keep SLLS strong beyond 50. Go here to see our special commemorative booklet. Go here to listen to SLLS heroes present and past talk about their work with our special commemorative audio project.
SLLS helps people clear life's legal hurdles. Go here to learn about what we do.
Our online application is available anytime. Go here to use the online form to apply for free legal help. Go here to find an SLLS office.
SLLS only offers civil legal representation in Louisiana.
Please consider celebrating the SLLS golden anniversary by making a donation. Go here to use "Just Give" to make your contribution online.
Next SLLS Board Meeting: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the offices of Adams & Reese, 701 Poydras St., (Suite 4500), New Orleans, LA 70139
SLLS is celebrating its 50th all year long. Go here to learn more about the SLLS golden anniversary celebration. Here is an image from our reception at the Supreme Court of Louisiana.
Go here to see our community calendar.
Next SLLS Board Meeting (to be announced).
SLLS is celebrating a huge milestone for an entire year.
Go here to check out our commemorative booklet. Go here to listen to SLLS heroes present and past talk about their work with our special commemorative video.
Learn more here about our 50th anniversary. Below are images from our November 9, 2017 reception at the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Find more on our Facebook page.
Mark your calendars and go here for details about our year long celebration, events and exhibits to celebrate our half century of service, and sponsorship opportunities.
Thanks to all who rocked Legalpalooza with us! Get your garage band geared up for next year. Many thanks to the Young Lawyers of the New Orleans Bar Association for hosting.
Thanks to all who made this year's "Bar Exam" a success! See pictures here.
Please help us help others.
Any day can be GiveSLLS day. Please donate using the green button below for our JustGive page. Learn about more ways to give here.
Click on an image below to watch a video featuring Executive Director Laura Tuggle and an AARP-supported flood relief project.
Check out our supporters having a good time for a good cause.
A big thank you to the Young Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Bar Association for hosting a series of benefits for SLLS throughout the year. Find more photos on NOBA's Facebook page.
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.