HOW TO FIND AN ATTORNEY

Overview

The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer find the resources needed to hire an attorney.

 

This information is not meant to replace State laws or Court Rules. The purpose of this guide is to give general information.  You have a right to represent yourself in court, but it comes with the responsibility to follow certain court rules and procedures.  If you have any questions, please speak with an attorney about your case.

FIND AN ATTORNEY

It is always in your best interest to speak with an attorney about your case.

 

For assistance locating an attorney in your area, please visit the Louisiana State Bar Association's Find Legal Help page or call 1-800-421-LSBA (5722).

If you are unable to afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free representation depending on your income and other factors. The following is a list of free or reduced fee legal service providers. Please note that the demand for legal services is extremely high and these organizations may not be able to represent you.

  

CENTRAL LOUISIANA

NORTH LOUISIANA

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

Legal Services of Central Louisiana

Legal Aid of North Louisiana

Acadiana Legal Service Corp

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Alexandria           (318) 443-7281

www.la-law.org

 

Shreveport           (318) 222-7186

Natchitoches      (318) 352-7220

Monroe               (318) 699-0889

Toll Free             (800) 259-6591

www.la-law.org

Lake Charles       (337) 439-0377

Lafayette             (337) 237-4320

www.la-law.org

Southwest Law Center

Lake Charles       (337) 436-3308

www.swla-law-center.com

Baton Rouge         (855) 512-3980

Covington              (800) 891-0076

Hammond             (800) 349-0886 

Harvey                  (800) 624-4771

Houma                  (800) 256-1660

New Orleans         (877) 521-6242

www.slls.org

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

LOCAL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

17th Judicial District Court Clerk of Court

 

Civil Dept.: (9850 447-5550

 

Criminal Dept.: (985) 447-5512

 

www.lafourcheclerk.com

 

 

Lafourche Parish District Attorney's Office

 

Thibodaux office: (985) 447-2003

 

Galliano office: (985) 632-5568

 

Child Support Division: (985) 448-3422

 

www.lpda.org

 

 

Lafourche Parish Public Defender

 

(985) 446-8808

 

 

Lafourche Treatment Center (Mental Health & Substance Abuse)

 

(985) 537-6823

 

 

The Haven (women's shelter)

 

(985) 872-0757

 

 

Lafourche Parish Public Libraries

 

www.lafourche.org

 

Headquarters: (985) 446-1163

 

Biblioteca Hispana: (985) 475-5660

 

Youth Services: (985) 438-3117

 

Bayou Blue: (985) 580-0634

 

Choctaw: (985) 633-6453

 

Gheens: (985) 532-2288

 

Golden Meadow: (985) 475-5660

 

Larose: (985) 693-3336

 

Lockport: (985) 532-3158

 

Raceland: (985) 537-6875

 

South Lafourche: (985) 632-7140

 

Thibodaux: (985) 447-4119

STATE AND GENERAL  RESOURCES

LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org

An online pro bono program for those who meet financial eligibility requirements.

la.freelegalanswers.org

Louisiana LawHelp

(online legal information)

 

www.LouisianaLawHelp.org

 

Law Library of Louisiana

 

(800) 820-3038

www.lasc.org/law_library/library_information.asp

 

Louisiana Child Abuse Hotline

 

(855) 4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)

 

 

Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline

(24 Hour Assistance)

 

(888) 411-1333 

www.lcadv.org

 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

 

(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

(800) 787-3224

www.ndvh.org

 

 

Office of Behavioral Health

 

new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/98/n/118

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

 

Switchboard: (985) 448-2111

 

Police Social Services: (985) 449-4477

 

Supervised Visitation Center: (985)-532-4390

 

www.lpso.net

 

 

Louisiana State Police Troop "C"

 

(985) 857-3680

 

 

Thibodaux Police Department

 

(985) 446-5021

 

 

Lockport Police Department

 

(985) 532-9799

 

 

Golden Meadow Police Department

 

(985) 475-5213

The information on this website is provided as a courtesy by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the 17th Judicial District Court, Parish of Lafourche.

The 17th JDC/SLLS  Self Help Desk is open on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

It is located on the first floor of the Old Courthouse, 201 Green Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301.