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Kinship Caregivers - Related Legal Resources

American Bar Association
Child in Need of Care Case Guides
Legal Services Corporations
LSC's are nonprofit operations offering free legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable families.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
SLLS serves 22 parishes in southeast Louisiana. Visit the SLLS website to find the office nearest you and for telephone contact information. Appointments are available for those who qualify.
  • Ascension
  • Assumption
  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Feliciana
  • Iberville
  • Jefferson
  • Lafourche
  • Livingston
  • Orleans
  • Plaquemines
  • Pointe Coupee
  • St. Bernard
  • St. Charles
  • St. Helena
  • St. James
  • St. John the Baptist
  • St. Tammany
  • Tangipahoa
  • Terrebonne
  • Washington
  • West Baton Rouge
  • West Feliciana Parish

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
ALSC serves the entire State of Louisiana. Visit the ALSC website to find the office nearest you and for telephone contact information. Appointments are available for those who qualify.
Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA)
Louisiana LawHelp
This is an on-line resource for families and the legal organizations that serve low-income families. Services includes referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, etc. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation administers Louisiana's LawHelp Project made possible by funding from Legal Services Corporation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Information is available in English and Spanish.
Pro Bono Projects
Pro Bono Projects provide legal consultant and guidance along with the possibility of legal representation for those meeting federal income standards.

Baton Rouge Bar Association Pro Bono Project
Parishes Served: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge
544 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 344-4803

Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project
Parishes Served: Avoyelles, Rapides, Vernon
3600 Jackson Street, Ste. 126 Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 449-9778
Fax: (318) 449-5515

Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project
Parishes Served: Caddo, Bossier
625 Texas St., Ste. #100 Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-8104
Fax: (318) 221-8115

Southeast Louisiana Pro Bono Project
Parishes Served: Washington, St. Tammany
2100 N. Highway 190, Suite B Covington, LA 70433
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2330 Covington, LA 70434
Phone: (985) 893-0076; 1-800-891-0076
Fax: (985) 893-6774

The Pro Bono Project
Parishes Served: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Washington
615 Baronne St., Suite 203 New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 581-4043
Fax: (504) 566-0518
Other Resources
State of Louisiana - Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs
The OEA website provides a downloadable guide for caregivers and a link to an attorney who can help with legal assistance.

Grandfamilies.org - Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center
Grandfamilies.org is a collaboration between Casey Family Programs, the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law, and Generations United.

Generations United
Generations United's National Center on Grandfamilies works to enact policies and promote programs to help grandfamilies address challenges.

American Association of Retired People (AARP)
The website offers articles on grandparenting.

Grandparents Rights in Louisiana
The website contains information about laws and a chat room option. Be cautious: This is not a professional resource and the website has lots of commercial ads.

LA-Legal
This is an online commercial resource offering information on grandparent visitation and a law term glossary.