About Us

Our mission is to improve access to justice for vulnerable people across Louisiana by providing legal services and connecting those in need with resources.

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Founded in 2005 in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, LCJC was established as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization to provide disaster legal assistance and connect displaced residents with critical legal services. Over the years, LCJC’s role in the justice community has expanded to help meet the growing legal needs of Louisiana’s low-income residents and relieve the burden on traditional legal service programs with limited resources.

Today, LCJC’s mission is to facilitate the provision legal services to low income, elderly and disaster-affected residents across Louisiana. Through a toll-free statewide hotline staffed by Intake Specialists and Staff Attorneys, LCJC is the first line of communication for thousands of vulnerable residents facing critical legal challenges. In addition, LCJC partners with a variety of service organizations to provide free, in-person legal clinics on topics of importance to local communities. Through the hotline and public programming, LCJC effectively assists more than 10,000 individuals a year on issues of critical importance, such as custody of a child, maintenance of public benefits, housing and consumer rights.

LCJC is proud to partner with the Louisiana State Bar Association. With our mobile VoIP telephone system and computers, LCJC is designed to respond quickly to emergency situations. As such, LCJC is also the agency responsible for emergency assistance in the event of any future disaster under the Louisiana State Bar Association emergency disaster plan.