Case by Case

Case By Case

Every day, the Lafayette Bar Foundation is taking cases for those in our area who cannot afford legal aid but are in need of representation for pressing civil matters. As an attorney looking to volunteer, you can now view all available cases in need of a pro bono attorney and decide where you can give your best assistance.

How to Accept One of the Cases Below
  • Step 1: Search through available pro bono matters below.
  • Step 2: Once you find a case you are willing to take, click the "I Want to Help" link below the case description.
  • Step 3: When an email is generated, fill out the form already provided within the body of the email.
  • Step 4: Send the email, which will be sent to the Pro Bono Coordinator, who will be in contact upon receipt of your email.

 
Case #1: Joint Custody 
Client seeks assistance with a joint custody case.  Client would like to be named domiciliary parent and physical custodial periods granted to the adverse (child reside with client). 
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Case #2 Divorce and Custody
 
The client is seeking legal assistance with obtaining a divorce (with a minor child) based on C.C. Article 103(1). The client also wants her maiden name confirmed and joint custody of the child. Long Arm service is needed on the adverse.
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Case #3 Child Support
Client seeks legal assistance with arrearage contempt child support and with modification of child support. Actual arrearages amounts need to be determined.  It is okay to ask/seek attorney fees for this case.
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Case #4 Divorce, Custody, and Support
The client seeks legal representation in connection with obtaining a divorce (with a minor child) based on C.C. Article 103(1).  Client would also like to obtain joint custody of the minor child with the Client being named as the domiciliary parent and reasonable visitation rights granted to the adverse (child resides with client).  Client also seeks interim spousal support.
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Case #5 Custody only
Client would like to be named as the domiciliary parent and physical custodial periods granted to the adverse. Children reside with client.
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Case #6 Custody only
Client would like to obtain sole custody of the minor child with supervised visitation rights granted to the adverse because of adverse drug history.  (Child resides with client). 
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Case #7 Contract issue resulting from the hurricane
Client needs assistance with a contract issue. The client filed a claim with her insurance company seeking money for damages from Hurricane Delta. An attorney is needed to provide legal advice to see if the policy covers the damage and to see if client filed before the expiration of the policy.  If so, the attorney may need to bring suit against the insurance company.
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Case #8 
 
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Case #9 IRS issue
Client needs assistance with an IRS tax issue.  Determine whether the client owes back taxes or was he exempt from paying them.
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