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From 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: Divorce ONLY
Client seeks legal representation in connection with obtaining a divorce with no children per C.C. article 103(5). Adverse whereabouts may not be known.  Curator may be needed. 
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Case #2 Custody and Support
 The client would like to be named domiciliary parent and physical custodial periods granted to the adverse (child reside with the client).  Additionally, the client seeks assistance in obtaining child support for the support and maintenance of the minor child.
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Case #3 Custody only
Client would like to obtain custody of the minor child with the client being named as domiciliary parent and specified visitation rights granted to the averse,  Client has had physical custody since birth however adverse is refusing to return the child.
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Case #4 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 #5 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 #6 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 #7 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 #8 Protective Order
The client seeks legal representation in connection with obtaining a title 46 Protective order. The hearing is scheduled for February 4, 2021.  
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