Though courts have limited operations generally during the pandemic, if you need immediate assistance related to a domestic violence issue (such as a restraining order) the courts are still available for you.
If you need assistance, contact the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the federally-designated statewide coalition of shelters, non-residential programs, and individuals working to end domestic violence in Louisiana. They can be reached at (888) 411-1333 or (225) 752-1296 or fax at (225) 751-8927.
Your parish may also have a local Family Justice Center, which helps people experiencing domestic violence - you can find contact information on the Law Library's resources and referrals page here by clicking on your parish.
You can also view information from the Louisiana Supreme Court on the Louisiana Protective Order Registry, which includes a compilation of relevant laws.
If you are low-income and need legal representation related to a COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic issue, Acadiana Legal Service Corporation and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provide free legal assistance to those that qualify. Please do not visit legal service providers in person during this time. Due to the virus, all organizations are encouraging people to contact them over the telephone, or by applying for services online.
If you are looking for general legal resources (not specifically about the pandemic) for self-represented litigants and people in court without an attorney, including referrals to free and low-cost legal representation, please check out the Law Library's online guide.
The Law Library hopes you are staying safe and if you need further assistance, don't hesitate to call us at 504-310-2400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Though we are not physically in the library, we are still answering reference questions via phone and email quickly!