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

Legal Aid of North Louisiana

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

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

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

4th Judicial District Court, Ouachita Parish

 

(318) 361-2250

 

4th Judicial District Court, Morehouse Parish

 

(318) 281-0863

 

Ouchita Parish Clerk of Court

 

(318) 327-1444 

www.opclerkofcourt.com

 

Ouachita Parish District Attorney's Office

 

(318) 388-4720

 

Morehouse Parish District Attorney's Office

 

(318) 281-4907

 

4th JDC Public Defender's Office

 

(318) 322-6643

 

Ouachita Parish Library

 

www.oplib.org

 

Main: (318) 327-1490

 

Anna Meyer: (318) 327-1351

 

Carver-McDonald: (318) 327-1477

 

Louise Williams: (318) 327-5422

 

Ollie Burns: (318) 327-1235

 

Ouachita Valley: (318) 327-1471

 

Searcy Memorial: (318) 327-1240

 

Sterlington Memorial: (318) 327-1382

 

West Monroe: (318) 327-1365

 

West Ouachita: (310) 327-5414

 

Bookmobile: (318) 327-1490

 

Morehouse Parish Library

 

www1.youseemore.com/morehouse

 

Main: (318) 281-3696

 

Dunbar: (318) 281-1137

 

Bonita: (318) 823-2154

 

Collinston: (318) 874-3531

 

Mer Rouge: (318) 647-5639

 

Oak Ridge: (318) 244-5329

 

Family Justice Center

 

(318) 998-6030

 

Center for Children and Families 

 

(318) 398-0945

 

Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana 

 

(318) 323-8775

 

Louisiana Department of Social Services - Monroe District Support Enforcement Services 

 

1 (888) 524-3578 

 

Morehouse Parish Office of Community Services

(child abuse and neglect)         

               

(318) 283-0820

 

Morehouse Parish Office of Family Support (financial assistance, food stamps,

jobs and education, child care assistance)

 

(318) 238-0825

                               

Ouachita Parish Office of Community Services

(child abuse and neglect)

                                               

(318) 362-3362

 

Ouachita Parish Office of Family Support

(financial assistance, food stamps, jobs and education, child care assistance)

 

(318) 362-3386, (318) 362-5333

 

Monroe Mental Health Center

 

(318) 362-3339

 

Ouachita Parish Housing Authority

 

(318) 327-1384

 

Salvation Army

 

(318) 325-1755

 

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 Resources

 

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

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

 

(318) 329-1200

www.opso.net

 

Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office

 

(318) 281-4141

www.mpso.net

 

Louisiana State Police Troop "F"

 

(318) 345-0000

 

Ouachita: (318) 327-1412

 

Morehouse: (318) 281-4141

 

Bastrop Police Department 

 

(318) 281-1322

         

Monroe Police Department 

 

(318) 329-2600

 

Richwood Police Department 

 

(318) 325-4328

           

Sterlington Police Department

 

(318) 665-4532

           

West Monroe Police Department 

 

(318) 396-2722

The information on this website is provided as a courtesy by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the 4th Judicial District Court, Parishes of Ouachita and Morehouse.