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“Sometimes legal aid is the only thing standing between a family’s ability to be self-sufficient and poverty. For many Louisiana citizens facing crisis, an effective and powerful response must include civil legal aid.”
Hon. Wendell Manning
2014-15 LBF President
“As lawyers, we swore an oath to never reject, from any consideration personal to ourselves, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed or delay any person’s cause for monetary gain or malice. I believe that oath places upon all lawyers, as a profession, the obligation to not only care about civil legal aid, but to actively do something about it.”
Leo C. Hamilton
2013-14 LBF President
“Civil legal aid is an absolutely essential element of fulfilling what we say when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance and confirm our dedication to liberty and justice for all. If we fail to assure access to justice for all, we have failed in the American dream. Let’s work together to assure that dream is not lost.”
Richard K. Leefe
2013-14 LSBA President
“No community thrives when people are homeless, children are out of school or families experience violence. The help legal aid programs provide keeps faith with one of America’s core values – equal access to justice – and changes the lives of low-income people every day.”
Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson

How Can I Help?

Assistance from the legal community is critical to maintaining and developing resources that will provide low-income Louisiana citizens meaningful access to the justice system. Please make a commitment to improving the availability of legal services to all citizens by supporting the Louisiana Campaign to Preserve Civil Legal Aid.

Three ways to help: