CrescentCare Legal Services

Who We Are

CrescentCare Legal Services (formerly AIDS Law of Louisiana, Inc.) is a Louisiana nonprofit corporation that provides free legal services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. In 2012, AIDS Law merged with NO/AIDS Task Force d.b.a. CrescentCare. With offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, CrescentCare Legal Services is now a program of CrescentCare, a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Mission Statement:

To offer comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, to advocate empowerment, to safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals and to provide for an enlightened public.

Our History

We have been serving the legal needs of those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS for more than 25 years. We have served more than 10,000 residents during this time.

Our Services

CrescentCare Legal Services (CCLS) provides free civil legal aid to persons in Louisiana with legal issues involving matters related to or arising from their HIV status. Persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their loved ones, face a variety of problems requiring the assistance of legal professionals with experience in various areas of the law.

Without the help of CCLS attorneys, unmet legal needs would negatively impact clients’ health. Many of our clients would face the loss of family, food, shelter, income, medical care as well as custody of children and personal safety.

    Practice Areas

    If you have a legal need not listed here, we can also make referrals to other attorneys in practice areas not listed.

    Personal and Estate Planning:
    • Last Will and Testament
    • Living Will
    • Durable Medical Power of Attorney
    • Durable General Power of Attorney
    • Burial Instructions

    Simple Succession Matters:
    • Advise executors and beneficiaries on succession process to probate a deceased client’s Last Will and Testament, or otherwise receive the client’s property.

    Securing Public Benefits
    • Social Security Appeals
    • Veterans Benefits
    • Benefits Overpayments
    • Food Stamps
    • SSI Disability
    • Medicaid & Health Insurance
    • Job Terminations/Wage Claims

    Protection of Privacy
    • Unauthorized disclosure of protected health information (PHI)
    • Viloation of confidentiality rights
    • Counsel, advice and education on criminalization laws for intentional exposure to HIV/AIDS.

    Fight Discrimination in
    • Employment
    • Housing
    • Insurance
    • Medical Care
    • Education
    • Benefits
    • Family Law
    • Public Accomodations

    Consumer Protection
    • Debt Collection and Harassment
    • Predatory Lending
    • Foreclosure Prevention/Defense
    • Unfair Sales Practices
    • Fraud and Identity Theft

    Notarial Services
    • Affidavit of Income
    • Affidavit of Residency
    • Provisional Custody by Mandate

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