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CrescentCare Legal Services, a division of CrescentCare, provides free civil legal aid to persons living with HIV throughout the state of Louisiana.


To qualify for services, individuals must be

  • HIV positive,
  • live in Louisiana, and
  • meet income requirements.


Referrals required to access services.  For more information, contact our office at 504-323-2642 or visit

NOTE:  CCLS provides services under certain conditions for non-HIV positive residents, specifically members of the LGBTQ community.

If CCLS is unable to assist you, the following list of agencies may be able to help you.

Agency Summary of Services Contact Information
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Locations:  New Orleans, Harvey, Baton Rouge, Houma, Hammond and Covington.

SLLS provides free civil legal aid to individuals with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines For information visit: or call 504-529-1000

1340 Poydras Street

Suite 600

New Orleans, LA 70112

Visit the website for additional locations and contact information.

Disabiliy Rights Louisiana

Locations:  New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Monroe, Shreveport, Slidell, Thibodaux.

AC protects, empowers, and advocates for people with disabilities throughout the state, and for adults over age 60 in Orleans Parish. There is no charge for AC services. For information visit: or

Call 800-960-7705

8325 Oak Street

New Orleans, LA 70118

Visit the website for additional locations and contact information.

New Orleans Family Justice Center New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location. For more information visit:

or call:

24 Hr Crisis Hotline: (504) 866-9554

La Statewide Hotline: 1-888-411-1333



Loyola University New Orleans Law Clinic The law clinic provides legal services to New Orleans residents on civil and criminal matters. For information call: (504) 861-5590
Tulane University

Domestic Violence Law Clinic

The Clinic provides civil legal services to survivors seeking protective orders, divorces and custody of their children. For information call: 504-865-5153.
Catholic Charities of New Orleans – Immigration Legal Services Catholic Charities provides people regardless of citizenship status legal services, including representation for asylum applicants and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. For information call: (504) 227-3333

or visit:

Pro Bono Project The Project works with people from all walks of life—young or old, single, married or divorced, students, workers, the retired or unemployed, immigrants or citizens—to pair them with a volunteer lawyer who will help them resolve civil legal issues. How to get help


Call 504-581-4043


New Orleans Bar

Lawyer Referral Service

The Lawyer Referral Service offers community members initial consultation for a set fee ($75.00). Attorneys provide advice for either civil or criminal legal issues. Email

or visit:

Louisiana State Bar Association’s Modest Means Directory A directory of attorneys who charge reduced rates for representation to La. residents who fall below 400% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. You must contact the attorney directly for information on fees and services. For more information visit:

LSBA LIFT Incubator Program Attorneys throughout the state in the program collaborate with experts in various fields as well as each other to propel their business and provide cutting edge, cost effective services. For more information visit:


ELLA (Entertainment Law Legal Assistance) Project Project offers pro-bono legal assistance to low-income artists musicians, and grass roots non-profits in Louisiana. For more information call:

To request an appointment call The Arts Council of New Orleans: 504-250-0429 or

email Gene Meneray at

Orleans Parish Self-Help Services Basic Family Law Forms for self-representation and other helpful resources are available for free to the public Orleans Civil District Court

421 Loyola Ave #402, New Orleans, LA 70112

Second Floor

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

9:00 am – noon

Jefferson Parish Self-Help Services Basic Family Law Forms for self-representation and other helpful resources are available for free to the public 24th Judicial District Court

200 Derbigny Street Gretna, Louisiana 70053

Second Floor, Suite 2100

Tuesday & Thursday

10:00 am – noon

Statewide Expungement Self-Help Services Self-Help Guides Available Online for expungements without an attorney For more information visit:

American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic hosting open forums for civil legal matter For more information visit: