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From Chief Judge Charles Fitzgerald: 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: Custody and Divorce

Client seeks legal assistance in obtaining sole custody of the minor children with restricted visitation rights granted to the adverse. Children reside with Client.  Client would also like to obtain a divorce based on C.C. Article 103(1). 

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Case #2: Custody and Support
Client would like to be named as domiciliary parent and physical custodial periods granted to the adverse (children resides with client).  Additionally, client seeks assistance in obtaining child support for support and maintenance of the minor children.
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Case #3: Custody
Client would like to obtain sole custody of the minor child with supervised visitation to the adverse.  (Child resides with client since birth)
 
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Case #4: Divorce and Custody
Client seeks legal representation in connection with obtaining a divorce (with minor child) based on C.C. Article 103(1).  Client would also like to obtain sole custody of the minor child with supervised visitation rights granted to the adverse, in the alternative joint custody with the client being domiciliary parent.  Child reside with Client.
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Case #5:Custody with court dates

A Stay Away Order was issued between the parties, after a TRO that was filed by Adverse.  They each have the child every 5 days.
Adverse has now filed a Petition to establish Custody.  App wants to be named domiciliary parent with adverse having reasonable schedule visitation.
COURTDATES: 
HOC:  5 -7-19 @1:00 before Doguet
RULE:   6-13-19  @ 9:00 before Fitzgerald

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Case #6:  
 
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