For the Public
The public is welcome to use library materials in the Library. Reference Librarians are available to advise library users on which materials might be helpful, where those materials are located, and how to use them to find information. However, we cannot give legal advice, provide legal research services for specific legal problems, or assist patrons in handling specific litigation.
For further help in solving a legal problem, you may want to call one of the community services below, visit LawHelp.org/LA and/or our Resources by Jurisdiction page for Louisiana or for United States, especially the self-help resources. The Bell South yellow pages contain a good guide to Baton Rouge attorneys, including areas of practice (see their ads).
225/925-8884 or 1-800/711-1696
8225 Florida Blvd., Suite A
Offering legal assistance to those who
- have a physical or mental disability OR
- are nursing home residents OR
- are clients of/applicants to Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
Baton Rouge Bar Association Legal Referrals
A non-profit public service sponsored by the Baton Rouge Bar Association. Low-cost initial consultation. Attorneys conveniently located throughout the parish.
Better Business Bureau
748 Main St.
The Better Business Bureau provides assistance to businesses and consumers.
Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center
Anyone who has or is currently suffering abuse at the hands of an intimate partner is eligible for services. A 24-hour hotline is answered by counselors to help by offering alternatives, information and support. Both a counseling program and peer support group meetings are offered. The advocacy program assists battered women in meeting their legal needs. A shelter offers temporary emergency housing to battered women and their children who have no safe place to stay.
Capital Area Legal Services
200 3rd Street
Areas of practice for low income clients: family advocacy, elderly protection services, advocating on the behalf of children, housing, public benefits, employment, consumer law, juvenile law, non-legal, elderly protection service and community legal action.
341 St. Joseph St.
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASAs represent the best interest of abused or neglected children during juvenile court and social services proceedings.
Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex(E314)
Law-related counseling for LSU students.
Louisiana Civil Justice Center
601 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
The LCJC mission is to connect Louisiana residents in need with legal information on family law, estate planning and resolution, financial matters, employment, disaster related issues, housing, elder law, and immigration.
Louisiana State University Law Center Law Clinics
The Law Clinic only accepts clients through referrals by community agencies or courts. Please contact the relevant agency directly and seek assistance.
Louisiana Support Enforcement Services
The Louisiana Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support offers child support enforcement services.
333 St. Louis Street
The Office of the Public Defender for the 19th Judicial District provides legal representation to individuals threatened with the loss of liberty and unable to afford to retain private counsel. Clients are accused of offenses ranging from traffic and misdemeanor charges to capital murder.
Public Library (East Baton Rouge Parish)
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Reference librarians help patrons find answers to questions about divorce, contracts, name changes, wills, leases and copyright using Louisiana Statutes Annotated, the U.S. Code, and forms. They will read information over the phone, or depending on the complexity of the question, invite the patron to come in to the Library.
Small Claims Court
223 St. Louis Street
The Small Claims Division is a part of the Baton Rouge City Court. You may sue to resolve minor civil disputes and to recover claims of up to $3,000.
Tel-Law is a collection of tape-recorded messages written by lawyers covering 9 major categories to tell you what you should know about law and the justice system. You can find out if you have a problem, general legal information concerning your problem, and where to go for help.