SLLS helps people clear life's legal hurdles.
Go here to learn about what we do.
Free legal information, resources and self-help items: www.LouisianaLawHelp.org.
SLLS released its 2017 Annual Report. Go here to read a copy.
Go here to use our online application to apply for free legal aid.
Disaster Aid: www.disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
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: December 12, 2018 (details to be announced).
SLLS New Orleans Office: 1340 Poydras St. Suite 600 New Orleans, La. 70112
Join us September 22, 2018 at Carrollton Station in New Orleans for...Legalpalooza!
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.
Rock and swing to benefit SLLS at fundraisers for us hosted by the Young Lawyers of the New Orleans Bar Association.
Join us for the 8th Annual Legalpalooza!
Date: September 22, 2017
Time: Doors Open: 8 pm | Music Starts: 9 pm
Location: Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St, New Orleans
Tickets: $15 Tickets - General Admission; $7 Student Discount
Sponsorship: Sponsorship for this event is $350.00. This includes 6 tickets to the event, 10 food tickets, recogniton in Briefly Speaking, ENews, Legalpalooza signage, and the NOBA website. Click here to view the Sponsorship Form.
From the NOBA YLD page:
2018 Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Hit a Hole in One For the New Orleans Bar Foundation's Veterans Justice Fellowship! This year, the event will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Bayou Oaks in City Park.
The 2018 Golf Tournament Fundraiser allows participants to link up with their fellow lawyers, law clerks and friends on the golf course to support the New Orleans Bar Foundation's Veterans Justice Fellowship.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:30 pm Registration
1:30 pm Shotgun Start
Bayou Oaks in City Park
6500 Magazine Street
$175/individual player; $700 team
Thanks to all those who helped make this years "Bar Exam" trivia contest a success! You all deserve this trophy.
SLLS is spending this year celebrating a half century of service.
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.
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Hammond Office:
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.
Would you like to learn more about SLLS and how you can help us? Sign up here to get updates about our work.
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.