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Free/Low Cost Legal Services in New Orleans: I-K

Resources beginning with I-K

Immigration Legal Services, Catholic Charities of New Orleans - provides counseling and legal representation to immigrants and their families, including victims of domestic violence. Contact: 1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70113. Call Julie Ward: (504) 457-3462, or email: jward@ccano.org. Call toll free: (866) 891-2210, or locally (504) 310-6873. 

Innocence projectprovides legal representation to person on post-conviction appeal in which DNA testing can prove innocence.  They do not take cases by phone or walk-ins. See website for eligibility and a form that must be completed and mailed to: Innocence Project, Intake Department, 40 Worth St., Suite 701, New York, NY 10013. 

Innocence Project New Orleans - post conviction representation of prisoners serving life sentences or near life sentences in Louisiana and some Mississippi parishes. They do not take cases by phone or walk-ins. See website for eligibility and information for Angola prison inmates. For consideration, request an application form: Case Manager, Innocence Project New Orleans, 4051 Ulloa Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 

Jefferson Parish Domestic Violence Programprovides 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.  

Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana - provides assistance with expungement of criminal record. There may be court fees for expungement. Contact: 4035 Washington Avenue, Suite 203, New Orleans, LA 70125. 

Juvenile Law Center- provides legal representation and other resources for children in the child welfare and justice systems. Contact: The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Call toll free: (800) 875-8887, toll free information line: (888) 864-6393, or (215) 625-0551, fax: (215) 625-2808. 

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