Need a Lawyer?

October 10 2018 | Committees

Do you need to find a qualified lawyer with experience you can trust? If you need an unbiased referral based on a lawyer's qualifications, email the Lawyer Referral Service. For over 40 years, the New Orleans Bar Association has provided qualified referrals to the community as a public service. Get the right referral, at the right time, for the right person. Get a referral you can trust.


You May Need A Lawyer When:

  • Handling Problems with Insurance Claims
  • You've Been in a Car Accident
  • You've Been Hurt or Injured
  • You Need a Succession
  • Buying or Selling Real Estate
  • You're Getting a Divorce
  • You Slip and Fall
  • You Get Injured at Work
  • Employer Doesn't Pay Your Wages
  • Facing Criminal Charges
  • Writing a Will
  • Filing for Bankruptcy
  • Incorporating a Business
  • Problems with Child Custody or Child Support


Contact the Lawyer Referral Service by email:

Samantha Brooks

(faster response time than phone)

(504) 561-8828

Private lawyers charge regular legal fees 


Why Call New Orleans Bar Association for Referrals?

  • It's a non-profit service operating for the public's benefit.
  • Unbiased referrals based on lawyer's qualifications.
  • You get lawyers experienced in the particular
    area of law you need
  • Credibility and credentials. We've got them.
    NOBA has represented the New Orleans area legal community since 1924.

   The Lawyer Referral Service offers you:

  • Referral to an experienced laywer, if you need one.
  • Calling us to get a lawyer costs you nothing. It's FREE
  • An initial consultation of up to one hour with a lawyer
    for a fee of no more than $75.
  • Qualified lawyers in over 35 areas of law.


You must be within 125% of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for free legal assistance.

Call Southeast La.
Legal Services

(504) 529-1000

  Chart with percentages
(e.g., 125% of the guidelines)


What will I need for the initial consultation with a lawyer?

In order to save time and money, you should bring all relevant documents and information to your first appointment.  The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of people involved and documents such as lease agreements and contractswill help the attorney understand you particular problem. Be prepared to explain your case completely and clearly -- sometimes writing down the important points in advance will help.


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