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From Chief Judge Charles Fitszgerald: Louisiana Access to Justice

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: Divorce and Custody
Client seeks legal representation with finalizing a divorce (with minor children) based on C.C. Article 103(1).  Clients also seeks assistance to file an Answer and Reconvention Demand on Custody or file a Petition for custody.  Client would also like to obtain joint custody of the minor children with the Client being named as the domiciliary parent and reasonable visitation rights to the adverse (Children resided with Client).
 
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Case #2: Custody
Client seeks sole custody of the minor children with supervised visitation rights granted to the adverse (when he gets out of jail).  Children reside with client.  Child support is NOT being pursued.
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Case #3: Support
Client seeks legal assistance in filing a Rule for Contempt against adverse for not abiding by the Order for income assignment on spousal support issues.  Past attempts to enforce collection/contempt were not meaningful or effective with the Court. It is ok to ask/seeks attorney fees.
 
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Case #4: Custody
Client would like to obtain joint custody of the minor child with Client being named as the domiciliary parent and visitation rights granted to the adverse (Child resides with client).    
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Case #5: Custody

Client would like to obtain joint custody of the minor child naming adverse domiciliary parent and granting specified custody/visitation schedule to the client.  

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