Acadiana Legal Services

Address

One Lakeshore Drive
Suite 800
Lake Charles, LA 70629

(337) 439-0377

www.la-law.org

Date of Official Change:

May 10, 2016

AKA:

Acadiana Legal Aid

Description:

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation is a private, non-profit law firm. It provides free legal assistance in civil cases to those who could not otherwise afford it. We are funded solely by grants and donations. This program is financially assisted by the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Program of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.

Our attorneys and paralegals in the Lake Charles Office provide advice and representation to low-income residents of the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis. In addition, we provide the same services to elderly residents of these parishes regardless of income.

We have three offices conveniently located throughout the Acadiana Legal Services service area - Lafayette, Lake Charles and Alexandria.

Eligibility for our services is based on an applicant's income, financial resources, the merits of the case and availability of resources to address the client's needs.

Our office provides free legal advice and consultation to low-income residents. Services are offered in the following areas: Family Law (adoptions, custody, child support, etc); Litigation (employment matters, housing problems, etc); and Administrative Law (cases involving public benefits).

Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Closed for lunch Noon - 1:00pm

Intake Process:

Allen Parish residents: On-site intake from 10:30am - Noon; on the first Thursday of each month - Call for Location

Beauregard Parish residents: Meet at the Beauregard Parish Community Action Center, 104 West Port Street, DeRidder, LA on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30am - 2:00pm


Calcasieu Parish residents: Call Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to inquire about services needed

Cameron Parish residents: Meet at the Cameron Council on Aging in
Grand Lake, LA on the fourth Monday from 10:00am - Noon

Jefferson Davis Outreach Residents: Meet at the Assist Agency in
Jennings, LA on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30am - 1:00pm

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Applicant's income criteria based on Federal poverty guidelines, financial resources, the merits of the case and availability of resources to address the client's needs

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

May 10, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities:

No volunteer opportunities available at this time

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

One Lakeshore Drive
Suite 800
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Mailing

One Lakeside Drive
Suite 800
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

LaWanda Gibson

Managing Attorney

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 439-0377

Fax

(337) 439-0636

Toll Free

(877) 256-0639

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Geography Served

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  • Louisiana
    • Allen County
      • Beauregard County
        • Calcasieu County
          • Cameron County
            • Jefferson Davis County
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            Geography Served

              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

            • Louisiana
              • Allen County
                • Beauregard County
                  • Calcasieu County
                    • Cameron County
                      • Jefferson Davis County
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