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News & Updates from LCJC

Apr 19, 2018


Contact: Dave Lanser

(504) 355-0988 • Email: dave.lanser@laciviljustice.org

NEW ORLEANS – In April of 2018, the Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) will embark on its third annual “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, and we are proud to announce that at the close of this third tour, we will have visited more than half of Louisiana’s parishes in 3 years and provided hundreds of families with free legal services in their time of need.   In addition to providing direct services to those who need it most, the Justice Tour calls attention to the need for more legal services in rural areas and supports local organizations by sharing critical information about existing resources and encouraging them to refer individuals and families to LCJC’s free legal hotline throughout the year.    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 15 different 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, successions, and disaster recovery, offering advice, legal documents, and referrals free of charge.  In addition to holding free legal clinics, LCJC will meet with representatives of community 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.”


We invite you to join LCJC on our “Justice Tour” across Louisiana in 2018.  You can follow us and watch a video short about the tour at  http://laciviljustice.org/tour/

Dates & Times

Leg 1

04/23 – Tangipahoa Parish:  Tangipahoa Parish Library, 204 NE Central Ave., Amite, LA.   1 PM-3 PM.

04/24 Concordia Parish:   Concordia Parish Library, 1609 Third St., Ferriday, LA.   10 AM-12 PM.

04/25 LaSalle Parish:  LaSalle Parish Library, 3108 N 1st St., Jena, LA.  10 AM-12 PM.

04/26 East Carroll Parish:  East Carroll Parish Library, 109 Sparrow St., Lake Providence, LA.  10 AM-12 PM.


Leg 2

06/25 – Webster Parish: Webster Parish Library, 21 East and West St., Minden, LA.  10 AM-12 PM.

06/26 – Bossier Parish:  Bossier Parish Library, 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City, LA.  10 AM- 12 PM.

06/27 – Winn Parish:  Winn Parish Library, 200 North Saint John St., Winnfield, LA.  10 AM-12 PM.

06/28 – Natchitoches Parish: Natchitoches Parish Library, 450 2nd St., Natchitoches, LA.  10 AM-12 PM.


Leg 3

10/08 –Terrebonne Parish:  Terrebonne Parish Library, 151 Library Dr., Houma, LA, 1 PM-3 PM.

10/09 – East Baton Rouge Parish:  East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA.  1 PM- 3 PM.

10/10 – Orleans Parish: East New Orleans Library, 5641 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA.  10 AM-12 PM.


Leg 4

11/12 – St. Mary Parish:  St. Mary Parish Library, 206 Iberia St., Franklin, LA.  1 PM- 3 PM.

11/13 – Iberia Parish: Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, LA.  10 AM-12 PM.

11/14 – Calcasieu Parish: Calcasieu Parish Library, 1304-1398 N Simmons St., Lake Charles, LA.  10 AM-12 PM.

11/15 – Avoyelles Parish: Avoyelles Parish Library, 660 North Main St., Marksville, LA. 10 AM-12 PM.

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