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LAFAYETTE BAR FOUNDATION
PRO BONO PROJECT

The Pro Bono Project was established in 1987 as a cooperative effort between Acadiana Legal Service Coorporation (ALSC) and Lafayette Bar Foundation. The purpose of the project was to provide indigent clients of Lafayette Parish with quality legal assistance in civil matters. It is one of the premier pro bono programs in the state.


PRO BONO VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers provide much needed civil legal services to the poor within Lafayette Parish. Over the past few years, the Pro Bono Project has developed volunteer opportunites for any level of participation. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Marilyn Lopez or click the following link: LVL Membership Application.


OUR PROGRAMS:
Cousel on Call: Counsel on Call is an ask a lawyer type pro bono program which gives self represented litigants an opportunity to discuss legal matters with volunteer attorneys.
H.E.L.P. Program: The Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.) Program helps homeless individuals obtain certified copies of birth certificates to prove their identity when applying for jobs and shelter.
Protective Orders: This program helps survivors of domestic violence obtain a Title 46 Protective Order against their abuser. 
Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers: Acadiana Legal Services Corporation refers cases for placement with volunteer attorneys who provide legal assisstance to low income clients in civil matters including consumer finance, bankruptcy, family law, wills, and small successions.

 
APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE

For information on how to apply for a specific program or service, please click on any of the links on the left side of this page.
 

The Lafayette Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project is funded by grants from the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation, the Junior League of Lafayette, and members of the Lafayette Bar Association.