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

Legal Services of Central Louisiana

Alexandria           (318) 443-7281

www.la-law.org

 

NORTH LOUISIANA

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

  

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

Legal Aid of North Louisiana

Acadiana Legal Service Corp

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

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

Allen Parish District Attorney's Office

 

(337) 639-2641

 

(337) 639-2641 (Child Support Division)

 

 

Allen Parish Substance Abuse Clinic

 

(318) 335-3578

 

 

Calcasieu Women's Shelter

(serves Allen Parish)

 

1-800-223-8066

 

 

Allen Parish Public Libraries

 

Kinder Branch

(318) 491-4545

 

Oakdale Branch

(318) 335-2690 

 

Oberlin Branch

(318) 491-4543

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

 

Louisiana Child Abuse Hotline

 

1-855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)

 

 

Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline

 

1-888-411-1333 (24 Hour Assistance)

 

www.lcadv.org

 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

 

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1-800-787-3224

 

www.ndvh.org

 

 

Office of Behavioral Health Resources

 

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

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Allen Parish Sheriff's Office

 

Oakdale

(318) 335 - 0379

 

Oberlin

(337) 639 - 4353

 

 

Elizabeth Police Department

 

(318) 634 - 5100

 

 

Kinder Police Department

 

(337) 738 - 2600

 

 

Oakdale Police Department

 

(318) 335 - 0290

 

 

Oberlin Police Department

 

(337) 639 - 4922

 

 

Reeves Police Department

 

(337) 666 - 2716

 

 

Louisiana State Police Troop "D"

 

(337) 639 - 4353

The information on this website is provided as a courtesy by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the 33rd Judicial District Court, Parish of Allen