Disaster Aid: www.disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Go here to see our special commemorative booklet.
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.
Holiday closures: all SLLS offices will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, Friday December 29, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018. SLLS wishes everyone safe and happy holidays and a joyous New Year.
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.
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:
December 13, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the SLLS Baton Rouge Office, 715 St. Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
SLLS is celebrating a huge milestone for an entire year.
Go here for details about our 50th anniversary. Here are images from our November 9, 2017 reception at the Supreme Court of Louisiana. See 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.
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.