While it is not a requirement to have a lawyer present or seek legal advice, hiring an attorney is always the best choice. Someone who chooses to represent himself or herself in court is considered a pro se litigant. To view a list of attorneys from which you can contact a lawyer, click here.
The Lafayette Parish Law Library is a public law library available to the public or those wishing to represent themselves in a legal matter. Members of the public can print forms pertaining to family law matters (divorce, custody, etc.) from the kiosks in the library and purchase them in the Lafayette Bar office. The library also contains law books that may be useful when researching or preparing for a legal matter. These law books cannot be checked out, however, copies of particluar pages can be purchased. In order to obtain the forms available for print on the kiosk, you must come in person to the Law Library. You may send someone in your place to obtain the forms. For a list of forms available, click here.
Law Library Hours & Location
The Law Library is located at 2607 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA, in the Lafayette Bar Association office.
Monday - Thursday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*Closed on all days the Lafayette Parish Courthouse is closed.
Please note that there are no attorneys in our office or the Law Library to give you legal advice or help you fill out the forms. Our staff cannot offer any guidance.