List of Louisiana Legal Resources
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- The Capital Appeals Project protects the rights of Indigent Defendants on Death Row in Louisiana. If you are in need of these specific services, please contact us.
- If you are searching for other legal resources in Louisiana, read on to learn of resources for criminal cases, civil cases, advocacy and re-entry.
Louisiana Bar Associations
The Louisiana State Bar Association
- The Louisiana State Bar Association has a directory of Louisiana attorneys listed by name and location.
- You can search the LSBA directory of Louisiana attorneys online.
- You can also call the toll free number for assistance finding an attorney: (800) 421-5722.
Local Bar Associations
Some Louisiana cities have local bar associations that you can contact for a referral:
- Baton Rouge Bar Association: 225-344-9926
- Lafayette Bar Association: 337-237-4700
- New Orleans Bar Association: 504-561-8828 –
- Shreveport Bar Association: 318-222-3643 –
Modest Means Directory
- LSBA also has a Modest Means Directory which provides contact information of attorneys who charge reduced rates or charge less because they represent someone for just part, and not all, of a case.
- You can search the SLBA directory online.
The Promise of Justice Initiative
- The Promise of Justice Initiative (PJI) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for criminal justice reform, civil rights protections, and the abolition of the death penalty and other excessive inhuman punishments. PJI works alongside impacted men and women seeking fair and just treatment under the law.
- For more information, call (504) 529-5955 or email email@example.com.
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition
- East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition (EBRPPRC) is a community coalition that seeks to reform inhumane and deadly conditions at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
- For more information, contact Reverend Alexis Anderson at (224) 281-8496.
Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC)
- Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) is a coalition of individuals and organizations that aims to reduce the size of the Orleans Parish Prison and improve conditions of confinement for those held in Orleans Parish.
- For more information, call (504) 264-2189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vera Institute of Justice, New Orleans
- Vera Institute of Justice, New Orleans is a national organization that works to improve justice systems and address mass incarceration, racial disparities, and injustices.
- For more information, call (504) 312-4516 or email email@example.com.
The Innocence Project of New Orleans
- The Innocence Project of New Orleans is a non-profit law office providing investigation and representation for innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana.
- They do not accept inquiries or applications over the phone or via email. Applications must be mailed to their office. More information can be found on the Innocence Project New Orleans website.
- For those imprisoned in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, ask an Inmate Counsel Substitute for an application form. Inmate Counsel Substitutes are trained in the IPNO application process and can make sure applications contain all the information needed to screen a case.
- For those at other prisons, send a letter to IPNO requesting an application form: Case Manager, Innocence Project New Orleans, 4051 Ulloa Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (LCCR)
- Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (LCCR) is a non-profit law office that defends young people in Louisiana’s justice system through direct representation and policy advocacy.
- Call 504-658-6860 or visit their website for more information.
Public Defenders are attorneys appointed to your case only if the judge decides that you don’t have the money to hire a private attorney.
- Orleans Public Defenders Office – 504-821-8101
- Jefferson Public Defenders Office – 504-364-2820
- Caddo Parish Public Defenders Office — 318-221-2220
- You can also look up a public defender by parish online.
The Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center
- The Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center is a non-profit organization that advocates for criminal justice reform, including cases related to solitary confinement, retaliation, police misconduct, over-detention, and jail and prison conditions.
- For more information, call (504) 620-2259 or fill out their MacArthur Justice Center Louisiana online contact form.
American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (ACLU)
- The ACLU of Louisiana works to advance and preserve civil rights in Louisiana, including those relating to prison conditions.
- Call 504-522-0617 or visit their website for more information.
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
- Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free, civil legal aid to low-income people throughout Louisiana on a wide range of civil suit issues, including domestic violence and housing rights. They have offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Houma, New Orleans, Hammond, and Harvey.
- For contact information for their six offices, or to apply online for assistance, visit the SLLS website.
The Pro Bono Project
- The Pro Bono Project pairs clients with a volunteer lawyer who will help them resolve civil legal issues.
- Call 504-581-4043 or visit their website for the application process.
Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana
- The Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana (JAC) is a non-profit organization that provides programs and support for re-entry, including expungement.
- For more information, call 504-322-4050 or email info@JACLouisiana.org.
The First 72+
- The First 72+ provides support for formerly incarcerated individuals in the first three days following their release from prison, including: a ride home, clothes, food, rides to social services offices to get state identification, social security cards, enrollment in public benefits, visits with parole/probation, and healthcare.
- For more information, call 504-324-8859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.