Pro Bono Resources: Providing Justice for All

Pro Bono Attorneys and Legal Services Programs provide access to justice for Louisiana's citizens. The Access to Justice program supports and encourages efforts of dedicated attorneys who do pro bono work. Further, we encourage all Louisiana attorneys to fulfill their professional obligations established by Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which set an aspirational goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services per attorney per year.

Pro Bono Publico and Children's Law Awards
2020 Pro Bono Awards Recipients Selected, Ceremony Postponed

The Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards celebrate the best in the legal profession by acknowledging those attorneys, firms, and other public interest professionals who have gone beyond their professional duties to ensure access to our legal system for those without the ability to pay.

Recipients of the 2020 awards were notified in mid-March. We thank all those who submitted a nomination to recognize the generous hard work of their colleagues.

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the awards ceremony and reception scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020 have been postponed indefinitely. We are following the guidance of government and public health officials, and will share details regarding how and when the award winners will be recognized as soon as we are able.
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I want to help! Where can I find pro bono volunteer opportunities?
Pro Bono volunteers are an essential element to providing the poor with a full range of quality legal services. In the current economic climate, legal aid organizations are facing increasing demands for their services and pro bono attorneys are an important supplement to these efforts. provides more information about how to get involved and a list of pro bono and legal service organizations searchable by parish. For COVID-19 related volunteer opportunities go here

You can also find organizations looking for volunteers at

I need help. How do I find Pro Bono Legal Services? 
If you are looking for pro bono legal advice or guidance, you can find information regarding the programs in your parish through the LSBA's Find Legal Help webpage.

You can also find a list of a list of legal services offices in your parish on the Find Legal Help webpage.
Pro Bono Video
Watch our video "Equal Justice Under Law: A Look Inside Louisiana's Justice Community" to learn more about the clients pro bono attorneys and legal services serve. Or click here to read their stories.

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