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Legal Resources for the Public on the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic

In this guide, the Law Library of Louisiana has compiled legal information resources related to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic for use by the public. has a new page dedicated to information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can find information about the pandemic from the governor here.

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.

Due to the library's closure during the COVID19 shelter-in-place order, Lexis-Nexis and Thomson Reuters/Westlaw are offering FREE ACCESS to the library's Lexis Advance and Westlaw Edge subscriptions for our public patrons.

Click here to create your FREE temporary user ID for Lexis Advance. The ID will work for 30 days or until July 31, whichever is shorter. If you need help creating the ID, view instructions here.

Click here and enter your email address for your FREE temporary access to Westlaw Edge. Your access will be for 20 hours over 45 days. The email address you use to sign up cannot have been used for free trials in the past. You must select "Government - State or Local" in the "Organization Type" field. If you need further help, view instructions here.

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 Though we are not physically in the library, we are still answering reference questions via phone and email quickly!