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Free/Low Cost Legal Services in New Orleans: C

Resources beginning with C

Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana - provides legal representation for indigent defendants accused of a capital offense. Contact: Kerry P. Kuccia, Director, 3801 Canal St., Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70119. (504) 595-8965, fax: (504) 558-0797. 

Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana - provides legal representation to all defendants sentenced to death in Louisiana. Contact: Gary Clements, Director, 1340 Poydras, Suite 1700, New Orleans, LA 70112. (504) 212-2110.                               

Center on Wrongful Convictions, Bluhm Legal Clinicprovides legal representation to persons who have been wrongfully convicted do to coerced confessions, official misconduct or for other reasons listed on their website. Cases will not be accepted over the phone. For consideration, send a letter to: Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. 

Centurionprovides free advocacy and investigative services to persons convicted to life imprisonment or death sentences. They do not accept cases by phone or walk-ins. For consideration, send a letter to: Centurion Ministries, Inc., Attn: Case Development Manager, 1000 Herrontown Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. See website for information on what to include in your letter. 

Child Support Enforcement - 24 hours/7 days a week toll free hotline: 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578). They provide guidance for parents seeking child support. There are charges for enforcement. See website for more information and locations across the state. New Orleans office: Dept. of Children and Family Services, 1630 Iberville Street, Suite 2800, New Orleans, LA 70112. Fax: (504) 556-9708. 

City of New Orleans, Municipal Court - provides contact information for the court. The municipal court handles violations of city ordinances except traffic code violations. Contact: 727 S. Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. (504) 658-9700, fax: (504) 658-9725. 

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.