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Free/Low Cost Legal Services in New Orleans: Walk-In Clinics

Introduction

Most walk-in clinics address a wide range of client issues and if you need more help, they can recommend other resources. Some provide lawyer services, and others can only assist you with your research. Not all clinics can give advice. 

Walk-In Clinics

CrescentCare Legal Services (formerly Aidslaw) - provides free civil legal services to low-income persons living with HIV and AIDS. Contact: 2601 Tulane Avenue, Suite 500, New Orleans, LA 70119. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00, walk-ins welcome on Tuesday and Thursday. (504) 568-1631. 

Family Legal Center at Children’s Hospital - provides legal services to patients and their families. Walk-ins are accepted for scheduled clinics. Free and discounted services are available with verification of household income and family size. Contact: 200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118. To make an appointment call: (504) 355-0983. 

Jefferson Parish Domestic Violence Program - provides legal advocacy for persons affected by domestic violence in Jefferson Parish, including filing protective orders, obtaining social services and help with obtaining representation  for protective order hearings. Contact: 24th Judicial District Court help desk in the Judicial Administration Conference Room, 2nd floor, 200 Derbigney St., Gretna. Hours are Tues. and Thurs. 10:00-noon.  

Louisiana Civil Justice Center - provides free advice on civil legal issues, forms, legal services outreach (see “Tour” on their website) and self-help resource centers. See their website to fill out an intake form. Call toll free: (800) 310-7029, or locally (504) 355-0970. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 9:00-4:00. 

Pro Bono Project - provides lawyer referrals to resolve civil legal issues. Clients must meet federal income requirement poverty guidelines. Their website provides intake forms and alternate resources if you don’t meet the poverty guidelines. They also have community legal clinics but call to get a current schedule. Contact: 615 Baronne St., Suite 203, New Orleans, LA 70113. (504) 581-4043. Email: info@probono-no.org, or for intake form and questions: intake@probono-no.org.

Region Legal Service Office Southeast, Branch Office New Orleans - provides forms, civil legal services and representation to all uniformed servicemen on active duty. Services are varied and include family law, foreclosure, landlord/tenant, wills and more. Call to schedule an appointment or fill out their intake form online. Walk-ins allowed for notaries and power of attorney. Contact: NAS JRB Belle Chasse, 400 Russell Ave., Bldg 492, Room 102, New Orleans, LA 70143-6100. Hours are Mon. Wed. Fri. 9:00-3:30 and Tues. & Thurs. 8:00-3:30. (504) 678-4692. Fax: (504) 678-4693. 

Self-Help Resource Centers - provide resources, referrals to free legal aid services and general questions from people without legal representation. Volunteers help with using the website www.LawHelp.org/LA, filling out court forms and accessing case information. Locations are listed below. 

  • 24th Judicial District Court, 200 Derbigny St., Gretna, LA 70053, 2nd floor suite 2100. Hours are Tue. and Thurs. 10:00-noon. (504) 364-3998.
  • Orleans Civil District Court, 421 Loyola Avenue, 4th floor room 401, New Orleans, LA 70130. Mon.- Fri. 9:00-noon and 1:00-3:00. (504) 407-0000, or (504) 407-0390.