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

Legal Services 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 Corp

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

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

 

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

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

(800) 669-4000

 

14th Judicial District Court

 

(337) 721-3100

www.14jdc.org

 

14th Judicial District Court Family and Juvenile

 

(337) 437-3363

 

Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court

 

(337) 437-3550

www.calclerkofcourt.com

 

 

Lake Charles City Court 

 

(337) 491-1564

 

Sulphur City Court

 

(337) 527-7006

 

 

14th Judicial District Attorney's Office

 

(337) 437-3400

www.calcasieuda.com

 

 

14th Judicial District Public Defender

 

(337) 436-1718 

 

Calcasieu Women's Shelter

 

1-800-223-8066

www.cwshelter.org

 

 

Salvation Army

 

(337)421-8068

 

NAMI

 

(337) 433-0219

 

Calcasieu Council on Aging


(337) 474-2583

 

 

Office of Community Services

 

(337) 491-2545

www.dss.state.la.us or www.acf.hhs.gov

 

Southwest Louisiana Law Library

 

(337) 436-3308

 

Calcasieu Parish Public Library

 

calcasieulibrary.org

 

Carnegie Memorial: (337) 721-7084  

 

Central: (337) 721-7116  

 

DeQuincy: (337) 786-4213 or (337) 721-7087

 

Epps Memorial: (337) 721-7090   

 

Fontenot Memorial: (337) 721-7095

 

Hayes: (337) 622-3605 or (337) 721-7098  

 

Iowa: (337) 582-3597 or (337) 721-7101

 

Maplewood: (337) 721-7104

 

Moss Bluff: (337) 721-7128

 

Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library:

(337) 721-7110

 

Starks: (337) 743-6560 or (337) 721-7107

 

Sulphur Regional: (337) 721-7141

 

Westlake: (337) 721-7113  

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

 

(337) 491-3700

 

Law Enforcement Centers

 

Carlyss: (337) 491-3810 

 

North Lake Charles: (337) 491-3626 

 

DeQuincy: (337) 786-2163 

 

Iowa: (337) 491-3629 

 

Moss Bluff: (337) 491-3627 

 

Starks: (337) 743-5297 

 

South Lake Charles: (337) 431-1331 

 

Vinton: (337) 494-4568 

 

Sulphur:  (337) 491-3625 

 

Bell City: (337) 491-7939 

 

Louisiana State Police

 

Troop D: (337) 491-2511

 

Lake Charles Police Department

 

(337) 491-1456 

 

Sulphur Police Department

 

(337) 527-4550

 

The information on this website is provided as a courtesy by the Louisiana State Bar Association and

the 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish.