1 Introduction

The unmet need for civil legal representation cannot be denied. Some of this need is met through Legal Services Corporation (LSC) services, which in Louisiana are Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), whose service area includes 22 parish in southeastern Louisiana, and Acadiana Legal Services (ALSC), whose service area encompasses the remainder of the state. Some is met through pro bono representation by attorneys in private practice, assisted by organizations throughout Louisiana that seek to mobilize this state’s abundant legal talent to address these legal needs. This manual’s title reflects these two groups: “Louisiana Legal Services and Pro Bono Desk Manual.” 

It is my hope that this manual serves each reader, particularly those working to solve the justice gap and to address our fellow citizens’ legal needs. 

Disclaimer: The articles in the Gillis Long Desk Manual do not contain any legal advice.