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News & Updates from LCJC

Mar 17, 2017

March 15th 2017
Contact: Jesse Rafert, Operations Manager
(504) 355-0983 • Email: coordinator@laciviljustice.org
Louisiana Civil Justice Center Launches “Justice Tour”

NEW ORLEANS- In March 2017, The Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) will embark on its second “Justice Tour.” LCJC launched the Justice Tour in 2016 to address overwhelming legal need in the poorest and most underserved rural parishes of the state. The first tour visited 15 different parishes, providing over 500 people with direct legal assistance and, through new partnerships with libraries and local organizations,
sharing critical information about existing legal resources at the local and statewide levels with rural communities. In recognition of its success in raising awareness about barriers to justice in rural Louisiana, the tour was honored with the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2016 “Legal Services Innovation” award.

Building upon the success of last year’s tour, LCJC will host civil legal clinics at libraries in 16 parishes. The clinics, which are open to the public, will allow residents to speak with an attorney about a wide range of civil legal issues including divorce & custody, consumer debt, housing, and successions, offering advice, legal documents, and referrals free of charge. In addition to holding free legal clinics, LCJC will meet with representatives of local businesses, community organizations, and legal services organizations to discuss the main legal challenges facing each parish and build awareness about the services that LCJC offers.

“With poverty comes inequality, and with inequality comes injustice,” remarked Jonathan Rhodes, Executive Director of the Louisiana Civil Justice Center. “The Justice Tour will bring lawyers to the parts of our state that are in the greatest need with the goal of ensuring justice, equality, and prosperity for all.”

Tour dates:

– St Mary: 3/21/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 206 Iberia St. Franklin, LA 70538
– Iberia: 3/22/2017. Clinic: 1pm-3pm, 445 E Main St., New Iberia, LA 70560
– Jefferson Davis: 3/23, 1pm-3 pm, 118 W. Plaquemine St., Jennings, LA 70546
– Calcasieu: 3/24/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 301 W. Claude St., Lake Charles, LA 70605
– Richland: 5/15/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 1410 Louisa St., Rayville, LA 71269
– East Carroll: 5/16/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 109 Sparrow St, Lake Providence, LA 71254
– Franklin: 5/17/2017. Clinic: 1pm-3pm. 705 Prairie St. Winnsboro, LA 71295
– Concordia: 5/18/2017. Clinic: 12pm-2pm. 408 Texas St., Vidalia, LA 71373
– Webster: 7/24/2017. Clinic: 1pm-3pm. 521 East and West Street, Minden, Louisiana 71055
– Sabine: 7/26/2017. Clinic: 1pm-3pm. 12350 Texas Hwy. Many, LA 71449
– Natchitoches: 7/27/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 450 2nd St., Natchitoches, LA 71457
– Rapides: 7/28/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 411 Washington St., Alexandria, LA 71301
– Washington: 10/09/2017. Clinic: 1pm-3pm. 825 Free St., Franklinton, LA 70438.
– St. Helena: 10/10/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 6108 Highway 10, Greensburg, LA 70441
– Baton Rouge: 10/11/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
– Orleans: 10/16/2017. Clinic: 10am-12pm. 2405 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113

We invite you to join LCJC on our “Justice Tour” across Louisiana in 2017 by following us at www.laciviljustice.org

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