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.

Related Files (click to open):

 

The Judicial System: How it Works Brochure

 

Representing Yourself in Court Brochure

 

Virtual Court Hearings - Best Practices Guide

 

Attorney Referral List

(This list is provided as a courtesy by the 40th Judicial District Court. Listings do not constitute an endorsement by the Louisiana State Bar Association.)

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

Legal Aid of North Louisiana

Shreveport         (318) 222-7186

Natchitoches      (318) 352-7220

Monroe               (318) 699-0889

Toll Free             (800) 259-6591

www.la-law.org

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

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

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

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

40th Judicial District Court, St. John the Baptist Parish

 

Westbank: (985) 497-3331 

Eastbank: (985) 652-8041

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Clerk of Court

 

Westbank: (985) 497-3331 

Eastbank: (985) 652-8041

www.stjohnclerk.online.org

questions@stjohnclerk.org

 

St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney's Office

 

Westbank: (985) 497-8270

Eastbank: (985) 652-9757

www.stjohnda.com 

 

40th JDC Public Defender's Office

 

(985) 651-6677

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Library

 

http://www.stjohn.lib.la.us

 

Central: (985) 652-6857

 

Reserve: (985) 536-4107

 

Garyville: (985) 535-6868

 

Edgard: (985) 497-3453

 

Metropolitan Center for Women and Children Battered Women's Program

 

(504) 837-5400

 

STATE AND GENERAL  RESOURCES

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 Resources

 

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

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office

 

(985) 652-9513

www.stjohnsheriff.org

 

Louisiana State Police Troop "C" (Gray, LA)

 

(985) 857-3683

Louisiana State Police Troop "B" (Kenner, LA)

(504) 471-2775

Louisiana State Police Troop "A" (Baton Rouge, LA)

 

(225) 754-8500

 

 

The information on this website is provided as a courtesy by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the 40th Judicial District Court, Parish of St. John the Baptist.