The Twenty-Fifth Judicial District Court, in conjunction with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), has launched a brand new self-help website for Plaquemines Parish. The “Online Self-Help Center” at www.25thjdcselfhelp.com provides the public with legal information, helpful resources and information to help identify local non-profit and governmental agencies that may be able to provide representation or assist with both legal and non-legal issues.
“Addressing the legal needs of low-income families in Plaquemines Parish requires a collaborative effort between our court, the Louisiana State Bar Association, legal aid providers, and other community partners,” said Judge Michael D. Clement of the 25th Judicial District Court. “The website will deliver valuable resources to those in our community unable to afford a lawyer. All of this information is available free of charge, in plain English.”
The “Online Self-Help Center” provides help with common civil legal issues, including offering legal information and forms for domestic matters such as divorce and child support. However, the website is not designed to cover every aspect of the law, nor replace the role of an attorney. In fact, the only legal “advice” contained on the site is that litigants are always better off with an attorney.
The information on the website is also available via mobile devices. Those who need help accessing the website or printing out materials can visit their local library for assistance.