Funders and Partners

Many generous funders, both public and private, protect the legal rights of vulnerable people by investing in SLLS.

We are proud that our support from state and local government, bar associations, private attorneys, foundations, and corporations has grown in recent years.

Your Support Makes A Difference

We hope you will join these generous donors in the fight for fairness by investing in civil legal aid. Click below to donate online or mail your donation to: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services; PO Drawer 2867; Hammond, LA 70404.

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2017 Sponsors and Donors

Federal Government

Internal Revenue Service (Taxpayer Advocate Program); U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Department of Justice; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Local Governments

Baton Rouge City Court; Capital Area Agency on Aging; City of Baton Rouge Parish of East Baton Rouge; City of New Orleans; Civil District Court (Orleans); East Baton Rouge Council on Aging; Jefferson Parish OCD; Lafourche Parish Council on Aging; Livingston Council on Aging; Livingston Parish Clerk of Court; Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement; Plaquemines Council on Aging; St. Charles Council on Aging; St. Helena Clerk of Court; St. James Council on Aging; St. John Council on Aging; St. Tammany Council on Aging (COAST); Terrebonne Council on Aging; Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government; 19th Judicial Family Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge; 21st Judicial District Court (Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena); 22nd Judicial District Court (St. Tammany and Washington); 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson; 34th Judicial District (St. Bernard)

Foundations, Corporations and Other Funders

Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation, Inc.; AmazonSmile Foundation; AMIKids; Arlene & Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation; Association of Corporate Counsel- Louisiana Chapter; Baton Rouge Area Foundation; Baptist Community Ministries; Berkeley Law Foundation; Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless; Capital Area United Way; Capital One Financial Corporation; Delgado Community College; Equal Justice Works; Gillis W. Long Poverty Law Center (Loyola University New Orleans College of Law); Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center; Greater New Orleans Foundation; Hope Center; HP Serve; Irene W & CB Pennington Foundation; Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana; Louisiana Appleseed; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Louisiana Bar Foundation; Louisiana Disaster Recovery Alliance; Louisiana State Bar Association; LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Lutz Fellowship with Tulane Law School; Magee Family Charitable Trust; New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness;  New Orleans Bar Association; New Orleans Bar Foundation; New Orleans Family Justice Center;  Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; St. Charles Parish Bar Association; Southern University Law Center; Southern University System Foundation, Inc.; Start Corporation; Tulane University; United Way of Greater Atlanta; United Way of St. Charles; United Way of Southeast Louisiana; UNITY of Greater New Orleans;  Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans; West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.; and W.J. Kellogg Foundation

LAW FIRMS

Aaron & Gianna, PLC; Acadiana Legal Services; Adams & Reese LLP; APLC; Baker Donelson; Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman, & Sarver LLC; Duplantier, Hrapmann, Hogen & Maher, LLP; Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier, & Warshauer LLC; Goldstein & Bendana LLC; Gordon Arata; Heller, Draper, Patrick, Horn, & Manthey LLC; Herman, Herman, & Katz LLC; Irwin, Fritchie, Urquhart, & Moore, LLC; Jones Walker; Kean Miller LLP; Kings, Kreb, & Jurgens LLC; Law Office of Lee Landreneau; Law office of Roy Burns;  Liskow & Lewis;  Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss, & Hauver, LLP; McGlinchey Stafford  PPLLC; O’Bryon & Schnabel Law; Pandit Law; Perrier & Lacoste LLC; Phelps Dunbar LLP; R.L. Landreneau Jr., Attorney at Law; Rosenberg & Clark LLC; Roy K Burns Jr, LLC; Schiff, Scheckman & White LLP; Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel LLC; Simone, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn; Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann; Tabary & Borne, LLC; Taylor Porter Law; and Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

David Abbenante; Hannah Adams; Tyler Antrup; Stephen Armbruster; Paula Ates; Jesse Babin; Clyde Babylon; George Baker; Bruce Bancroft; Judy Barrasso; Danielle Batten; Charles Beasley; David Bienvenu; Kim Boyle; Samuel Brandao; Jude Bratman; Maggie Broussard; Amanda Brown; Larry Brown; Roy Burns; Douglas Carey; Linton W. Carney; Elizabeth Carter; Michael Casey; Nathan Cataline; Paula Charles; Valerie Coffin; Johnell Colbert; Bill Corbett; Erica Cortizas; Danielle Crider; Nora Zoe Cullen; Alicia Curtis; The Honorable Charles Cusimano and Kathleen Cusimano; Maria Dambriunas; Stephanie Dao; Charles M. Delbaum; Robert Diliberto; Dana Douglas; Diana Douglas; Doug Draper; The Honorable Bernadette D’Souza; Duong Du Hai; Kurt Duncan; Michael Eppenbach; Dr. Adam Feibelman; Davida Finger; Julie Finger; Chelsea Fitzgerald; Becca Fox; Jason Friedrich; Scott Galante; Thomas Galligan; Monica Garza; Mark Goldstein; Lissette Gouvis; Isabel Groedel; Casey Guidry; Gillian Gurley; Vivian Guillory; Rachel Guttman; Maureen Harbourt;  Ashley Aubrey Harrison; David Handelman; Julie Schwam Harris; Emily Harville; Jan Hayden; Jay Hebert; Caroline Heller; Helena Henderson; Steven Herman; Nicole Hershey; Kathryn Hill; Linda E. Hodge; Gregory Hughes; Anthony Irpino; Julie Jackson; Jay Jalenak; Andrea Jeanmaire; Chief Justice Bernette Johnson (Louisiana Supreme Court); Carrie Johnson; Jane Johnson; Susan Caroline Johnson; Jenipher Jones; Regina Joseph; Lauren Jumonville; Marisa Katz; Damon Kirin; Brian Klaslo; Carol Kneff; Julie Koppman; Patricia Krebs; Raymond Ladouceur; Catherine Lemann; Ivan L.R. Lemelle; Hannah Ligon; Amanda Bastanzuri Loring; Brandt Lorio; Eileen Lumar-Johnson; Molly MacKenzie; William & Karen Magee; Laura Malveau; David Marcello; Gwynne & Matthew Mashon; Michael Massimi; Beaula McCoy; Tiffany McGuire; Margherita McWilliams; Rachel Meese; Diana Mercer; Gerald Meunier; David Meyer; Chin Chin Ho Moreau; Andreanicia Morris; Gita Nandan; Jeffra Nandan; Andrea Neighbors; Roxanne S. Newman; Renee Nieman; Jack Hai Nguyen; Jeremy Nusloch; Olamipeju Margaret Olayomi; Whiton Paine; Darrel Pappilion; John Pearce; Elena Perez; Darryl Phillips; Harry Philips; John Pierre; Paul L. Pugliese; William Quigley; Chris Ralston; Angelique Reed; Dona Kay Renegar; Jonathan Rhodes; Nicole Roberts; Jennifer Romig; Laura Sanders; Steven Scheckman; Marta Schnabel; MA Sheehan; Jane Sherman; E. Stewart Spielman; David Spinner; Scott Stansbury; Ciara Stern; Kristen Strickland; Angela Strohm; Mark & Monica Surprenant; Paul  A. Tabary; Ann Esther Theriot; Cynthia Thomas; Lynnette Tillis; Can Ngoc Tran; Laura Tuggle; Paul Tuttle; R. Patrick Vance; Molly Vigour; Michael Vincenzo; Delaney Vollmer; Plezetta West; Jessica Wheeler; Sarah Whittington; Aaron William; David Williams; Michael Williamson; Joy Willig; Rachel Wisdom; Paul Yancey; Hokeun Yoon; Adam York; and Erika Zucker

OTHER COMPANIES

Adventure Quest Laser Tag; AMC; Audubon Golf Course; Audubon Nature Institute; Belle Terre Country Club; The Big Cheesy; BN Group; Capital One; Committee to Elect Angelique Reed; Corporate Realty Leasing; Croissant D’Or Patisserie; Dao Enterprises; Don’s Seafood; Eiffel Society; Entergy Services Inc.; First Class Inc.; Gilsbar Management Services, Inc.; Hancock Whitney Bank; Home Depot; HRI Properties; H2O Salon & Spa; Kaplan; Kim Tam Jewelry; Lexis Nexis; Liberty Cheesesteaks; McGraw Hill; Milk Bar; Optima Eye Care; Panera Bread; PHINA; Pizza Florence; Reginelli’s Pizza; Roly Poly; Stein’s Market and Deli; Thomson Reuters – Westlaw; Truist; Universal Printing LLC; USI; Wayfare; Wild Lotus Yoga; Woodhouse Day Spa; WWII Museum; and 88 Farmers Market

 

Our Community and Legal Partners

SLLS regularly partners with other nonprofit legal organizations and social service agencies to increase access to justice for vulnerable people. Through these partnerships, we provide pro bono activities to attorneys throughout our service area. Additionally, we connect our clients to organizations who can help with their non-legal needs. We also ensure that our most vulnerable clients can meet with our attorneys in settings where they feel safe and can easily access our help. These partnerships include:

  • The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation (BRBF). The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation supports SLLS' mission by recruiting pro bono attorneys to represent clients we refer. BRBF also conducts community based legal clinics in the greater Baton Rouge area.
  • Daughters of Charity. SLLS runs a Medical-Legal Partnership with Daughters of Charity Health Centers in New Orleans, providing legal services at any of their 10 neighborhood locations. SLLS increases beneficial health outcomes for our clients by providing civil-legal services to patients who are either referred by their doctor or see us in the clinic and walk-in to ask for legal help.
  • Delgado Community College. SLLS runs a legal clinic for students at the Delgado Community College Single Stop office. Our work breaks down barriers to their education and career advancement. For example, we help students who are working toward licensure with matters, such as expungements and credit matters, to remove legal obstacles preventing them from achieving their employment goals.
  • Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana (JAC). JAC tackles deficiencies in the post-conviction phase of the criminal justice system while creating a supportive collaborative space for attorneys and advocates. SLLS collaborates with JAC on Clean Jacket Day expungement events and other projects.
  • Louisiana Appleseed. Louisiana Appleseed collaborates with organizations like SLLS to identify systemic problems, formulate solutions, and engage pro bono counsel to affect change. For example, SLLS and Louisiana Appleseed partner with other organizations to produce and implement the FloodProof Project - addressing the aftermath of the 2016 Great Flood in the Baton Rouge area.
  • The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA). Through its Access to Justice Program, the LSBA supports many projects designed to help legal aid programs in Louisiana like, SLLS. Examples include projects involving technology, training of staff and clients, and bringing together many members of the legal profession to improve access to justice for low-income people.
  • The Martinet Society of Greater Baton Rouge. The Martinet Society of Greater Baton Rouge recruits pro bono attorneys to assist SLLS clients, free of charge, in the Baton Rouge area.
  • The New Orleans Family Justice Center (FJC). We collaborate with FJC to support a pilot incubator project in which attorneys provide up to 30 hours per month of pro bono assistance in domestic violence and family law cases in the greater New Orleans area. Two SLLS staff attorneys are housed at the FJC to help families escaping domestic violence receive easily-accessible legal services.
  • The Pro Bono Project. The Pro Bono Project is a nonprofit organization that works in four of the parishes we serve. They recruit volunteer attorneys and assign cases to them based on their interests and location. Services are provided free of charge.