SLLS has moved its New Orleans office to 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 600, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112. Please forgive any gaps in phone or e-mail service during the transition.
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.
For free legal information, resources and self-help items, see www.LouisianaLawHelp.org.
Go here to use our online application to apply for free legal aid. 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: August 22, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana (location and time details to be announced)
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).
Information about CLE Credit for Pro Bono Work
Information from the LSBA newsletter:
Application Forms Available for Lawyers to Earn CLE Credit for Pro Bono Representation
Effective May 1, attorneys who provide pro bono legal services can earn one hour of CLE credit for every five hours of pro bono representation, up to a maximum of three hours of CLE credit a year, under an order signed by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee has uploaded the forms needed to claim credit for “uncompensated pro bono legal representation to an indigent or near-indigent client or clients.” To be eligible for credit, “the matter must have been assigned by a court, a bar association, or a legal services or pro bono organization that has as its primary purpose the furnishing of such pro bono legal services.” Entities wanting to qualify as a pro bono organization must complete the Application for Approval as a Qualifying Pro Bono Organization. Download: http://www.lascmcle.org/pdf/ProBonoOrganization.pdf. To earn credit for pro bono representation, attorneys must complete the Application for CLE Credit for Pro Bono Representation. Download: http://www.lascmcle.org/pdf/ProBonoCLE.pdf.