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Legal Education and Assistance Program

The Legal Education and Assistance Program (LEAP) is a project sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Law Library of Louisiana with the support of the Louisiana Library Association and other legal aid and legal information partners. LEAP aims to provide support and assistance to public librarians throughout the state by providing them with the tools to help their patrons with their legal questions. LEAP understands that librarians are prohibited from providing legal advice, but instead helps them provide legal information, including referrals to attorneys.

It is always in your best interest to speak with an attorney about your case. If you cannot afford an attorney, a legal aid organization may be able to represent you for free or at reduced cost. However, certain restrictions apply and they may not be able to take your case. You may also qualify for reduced-cost legal services through the LSBA's Modest Means Directory. You also have a right to represent yourself, and there are diverse services available to help you learn more.

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Logos of the organizations involved in LEAP: Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Library Association, and the Law Library of Louisiana