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Jun 22, 2015


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June 22, 2015

Contact: Amelia Hoppe, Projects Counsel

(504)355-0980 • Email: amelia.hoppe@laciviljustice.org

Louisiana Civil Justice Center Launches Online Legal Resources

 

New Orleans – Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) announces the launch of their new website and online legal resources at www.laciviljustice.org. As a centralized legal help portal for the people of Louisiana, the newly designed website empowers residents to address their legal issue through interactive and participatory means. LCJC has provided free legal aid to vulnerable communities for nearly 10 years, and believes strongly in the connection between technology and access to justice. This new website reflects these goals and uses innovations to improve access to justice for all.

Through the website, community members can benefit from better access to legal service, including an online legal intake form, mobile friendly formatting and links to helpful resources and other valuable information that assists them in resolving their legal issue. Interactive tools allow residents to discover legal clinics that are near them throughout the state and enables potential volunteer attorneys to sign up to help at various legal clinics.

Executive Director Jonathan Rhodes expressed enthusiasm regarding the launch, saying “LCJC is thrilled to launch our new website, with innovative, informative and interactive features that improve access to justice for those who need it most.” The new website allows users to conveniently access a web-based intake form through which they will be connected with an attorney or legal representative to help resolve their issue. This unique online intake process makes LCJC accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for community members to get the legal assistance they need.

The new website provides tools for people across Louisiana to resolve critical legal issues, such as protection from abuse, stability of housing and maintenance of income. As stated by Jonathan Rhodes, “the newly designed website reflects our commitment to reaching those persons who are most vulnerable in society.” Residents without access to the internet can always reach LCJC for legal assistance through our toll-free hotline at (800) 310-7029. For more information, visit www.laciviljustice.org.

The Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides legal services to low-income, elderly and disaster-affected persons in Louisiana. Through a toll-free legal aid hotline, community clinics and programs, the LCJC provides critical legal assistance for more than 10,000 residents each year.

 

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