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Birth Certificates and Vital Records
You can obtain a copy of birth certificates, marriage licenses, or other vital records in person, by mail, or online.
Visit the DHH website for locations and fees.
Common Ground Free Legal Clinic in New Orleans
Common Ground Collective offers free legal advice at 1800 Deslonde Street in the Lower 9th Ward on Wednesdays from 9-3 and Saturdays from 12-3.
Call 504-717-7324 for more information or to make an appointment.
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
New Orleans Legal Assistance (NOLAC) provides free legal aid to low-income people in the New Orleans region (including St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Charles Parishes).
Areas of assistance include FEMA recoupment/repayment claims, successions (gaining clear title to Katrina-damaged homes), eviction Defense, Road Home issues, mortgage company disputes, food stamps, SSI, and other benefits problems, and more.
Contact the New Orleans office at 504-529-1000 or visit the website for information on other locations.
Legal resources for Louisiana residents
John Redmann: Power of Attorney
John Redmann, one of South Louisiana's most prominent attorneys and advocates, hosts a weekly forum that brings legal issues and solutions directly to the television viewer.
From how the news of the day affects you, to free legal information, John Redmann: Power of Attorney covers all the legal bases.
Lawyer Referral Service
The nonprofit New Orleans Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service provides referrals to people needing private practice attorneys in Southeast Louisiana or government, social and legal services in the metro area.
The Modest Means program offers reduced fee lawyers depending on household size and income: available only in Family Law and Successions.
For legal information, visit our Consumer Legal Resource
Call (504) 561-8828 weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email
Road Home Help
Need Road Home help? Click for a list of organizations offering free assistance with the Road Home program including help with options letters, closing papers, legal issues, successions, appeals, bank problems, and foreclosures. Also listed is contact information for reporting Road Home problems.
Young Lawyers Division
The Young Lawyers Division of the Louisiana State Bar Association, in collaboration with FEMA, provides legal counseling and referrals to residents.
Call (800) 310-7029, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily except Sundays.
The Advocacy Center Louisiana
The Advocacy Center offers services to seniors and people with disabilities.
Services include legal representation, information and referral, and outreach. Call (504) 522-2337 or (800) 960-7705.
Legal Aid Bureau
The Legal Aid Bureau offers assistance with FEMA and Road Home applications and appeals.
4713 Utica Street
Metairie, La. 70006
Community Center of St Bernard
The Community Center of St. Bernard provides various resources for residents of the greater New Orleans area including free computer and internet access, distribution of nonperishable food items, weekly community meals, free long distance phone calls, free legal aid, wireless internet access, and more.
1107 LeBeau Street
Arabi, LA 70032
Call (504) 281-2512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.