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Legal Self Help Page

Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

Serves as a focal point for Louisiana’s senior citizens and administers a broad range of home and community-based services through a network of Area Agencies on Aging.

National Consumer Law Center 

Is a nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to build economic security and family wealth for low-income and other economically disadvantaged Americans.


Is Louisiana’s online guide to free legal information and resources, especially for low-income people, including legal assistance in the community.

NIH Senior Health: 

The easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. 

Is an online pro bono program that may be able to help with civil legal issues if one cannot afford an attorney. There are specific financial and eligibility requirements. Other requirements are 18 years of age and older, not currently in jail or prison, and having a non-criminal issue. If qualified, civil legal questions can be asked through the site that may be answered by volunteer attorneys.

Federal Trade Commission

Is the nation's consumer protection agency. The FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection works For the Consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the market place.

Louisiana Attorney General’s Web site: The Louisiana Attorney General allows citizens to file a Consumer Dispute or Fair Housing Complaint, learn ways to practice Cyber Safety, and report Medicaid Welfare Fraud / Abuse or Neglect of Elderly and Disabled residents of healthcare facilities.

Administration for Community Living 

Provides a website that connects older persons, caregivers, and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

Serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment, whose phone number is 1-833-577-6532.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Takes complaints against financial institutions, such as banks, credit card companies, mortgage, payday loan companies, and student loan service companies. It also provides information on numerous financial topics.

Find Legal Help

Is designed to help find legal aid corporations, pro bono programs, or modest means panels, as well as access to legal information, resources, and legal self-help services in your area.