Community Resources

DO YOU HAVE A LEGAL QUESTION?

You will find information regarding the law and resources available on the internet. If you don’t have access to the internet at home, the public library provides free internet access.

LAW HELP
www.lawhelp.org/la

LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights.


DO YOU NEED LEGAL HELP BUT CANNOT AFFORD A LAWYER?

LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
www.lsnl.org
318-222-7186

Legal Services of North Louisiana is a non-profit law firm providing free civil services to qualified low income and elderly resident. Criminal cases are not accepted.

SHREVEPORT BAR FOUNDATION PRO BONO PROJECT
www.shreveportbarfoundation.org/pro-bono-project/
318-221-8104

NWLPBP provides free legal assistance through volunteer attorneys to low-income residents of Caddo and Bossier Parishes in civil and juvenile matters. Criminal cases are not accepted.


DO YOU WANT TO HIRE A LAWYER AND NEED A REFERRAL?

SHREVEPORT LAWYER REFERRAL
www.shreveportbar.com/lawyer-referral-service/

The Shreveport Bar Association provides online lawyer referrals. Clients who schedule a consultation with a lawyer through the lawyer referral service are able to receive a 30 minute consultation with an attorney (based on availability) for $25.00 (payable to Shreveport Lawyer Referral Service and due at the consultation). If the client hires an attorney through this program, he or she will pay all costs to the attorney directly. The Lawyer Referral Service is not associated with pro bono, sliding scale or free legal services.


DO YOU NEED TO CHECK THE STATUS OF AN ATTORNEY?
PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT AN ATTORNEY’S CONDUCT?

LOUISIANA ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD
www.ladb.org
(800) 326-8022 or (504) 834-1488

All complaints regarding attorneys must be received in writing. Complaints can be filed by any person, not just a client. Complaints can be filed in one of two ways:

(1) By submitting a completed complaint form to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. You can obtain a complaint form by calling to request that one be mailed to you. The complaint form can also be downloaded from the website. Once you obtain a complaint form, please complete it in full.

(2) By writing a letter to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel including your name, address and telephone number. Describe what the lawyer did or failed to do and include all important information, including attorney name, address, phone numbers and dates of events. If letters, agreements or other documents are available, submit them to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. All complaints must be sent to the following address:

OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL
4000 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 607
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

The phone number for the office is (225) 293-3900