Lawyers in Libraries Workshops October 26, 28, & 30

October 20th, 2020

Lawyers in Libraries Workshops October 26, 28, & 30

Description

This year, Lawyers in Libraries is a little different. Using socially distanced means, you can learn about employment law, housing and evictions, and wills and successions, through virtual workshops.

In partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association.


Legal Workshops

Employment Law Virtual Workshop
Monday, October 26 from 12pm - 1pm
Finding yourself suddenly facing legal issues related to employment? Tune in to a live webinar on employment law issues, led by Natalie Blackman. Watch the livestream here on the day of the program.

Housing & Evictions Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, October 28 from 12pm - 1pm
Finding yourself facing legal issues related to housing and evictions? Tune in to a live webinar on these issues, led by Hannah Adams. Watch the livestream here on the day of the program.

Wills & Successions Virtual Workshop
Friday, October 30 from 12pm - 1pm
Finding yourself suddenly facing legal issues related to wills and successions? Tune in to a live webinar on these issues, led by Tiffany Monroe. Watch the livestream here on the day of the program.


The New Orleans Public Library and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) are pleased to announce the launch of a new virtual legal clinic for eligible Library users. The legal clinic focuses on assisting low-income families and individuals with civil legal issues involving areas such as the following:

  • Evictions
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Federal tax issues
  • Employment
  • Public benefits (SNAP food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security)
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcies
  • Consumer issues
  • Divorces

The clinic does not handle personal injury, criminal cases, or malpractice cases.

It takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday beginning on July 15, 2020. Library users are asked to sign up ahead of time for an appointment to speak with an attorney by phone or video conference. Appointments are limited.

Sign Up Here

If you have additional questions or would prefer to sign up by phone, call Rosa Keller Library & Community Center at 504-596-2660 or Nora Navra Library at 504-596-3118 Mondays - Fridays from 10am - 5pm.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is a non-profit law firm that offers representations, advocacy, and legal education to low-income people in Southeast Louisiana. Legal services are free. SLLS serves people in 22 parishes across Southeast Louisiana. Federal income guidelines are used to determine eligibility.

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