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LouisianaLawHelp.org Launches Mobile Website in Spanish

Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Source: Misc National Sites > SWEB Support Site

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lisa Stansky, Website Coordinator, Southeast Louisiana Legal
Services 504.529.1000, ext. 279, lstansky@slls.org

 

LouisianaLawHelp.org Launches Mobile Website in Spanish

Find information about free legal aid programs, civil legal issues and
self-help tools, and courthouse self-help centers on
"m.louisianalawhelp.org " with the "ES"
icon

LouisianaLawHelp.org just launched "m.louisianalawhelp.org" a new mobile
site in Spanish with free legal information and resources, especially for
low-income people. The new mobile site in Spanish enables a wider range of
people to use their phones to find programs that offer free help in civil
cases and get information in Spanish. LouisianaLawHelp.org is part of the
national LawHelp.org network of nonprofit legal information sites that
empower people to find help and to help themselves.

The main site, LouisianaLawHelp.org, is Louisiana's online source of free
legal aid referrals, know-your-rights information and a variety of
self-help tools. There is a Spanish version of the main
LouisianaLawHelp.org, site. LouisianaLawHelp.org is administered by
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in conjunction with Pro Bono Net, a
nonprofit leader in increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged.

The Spanish mobile site features a guide to providers of free civil legal
aid searchable by zip code. There is also information in Spanish about
areas like family, housing, employment, consumer issues and more.
Louisiana's Spanish mobile LawHelp site features a special area called "¿No
tiene abogado? Encontrar un centro de autoayuda" (No Lawyer? Find a Self
Help Center) to guide users to special help centers found in courthouses
and other places around the state.

LouisianaLawHelp.org was launched in 2003 and now serves more than 100,000
visitors a year. Mobile LouisianaLawHelp.org's English and Spanish versions
were designed with support from the Legal Services Corporation Technology
Initiative Grant program.

About Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is Louisiana's largest non-profit
provider of free civil legal aid in the state. Offices in Baton Rouge,
Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, and New Orleans cover a 22-parish
service area, handling a range of issues spanning family, housing, public
benefits, consumer, tax and other areas. SLLS began in 1979 with a grant
from the Legal Services Corporation, and in 2003 merged with New Orleans
Legal Assistance. In recent years the program expanded to serve the areas
in and around Baton Rouge and Houma.

About Pro Bono Net

Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing
access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased
volunteer lawyer participation. Pro Bono Net uses innovative web-based
platforms—www.probono.net, www.lawhelp.org and www.lawhelpinteractive.org —

to recruit and support volunteer lawyers and provide direct information and tools for self representation to low-income communities. Pro Bono Net has also developed Pro Bono Manager, pro bono practice management software that helps AmLaw 200 law firms increase pro bono participation, manage pro bono caseloads more efficiently and raise internal and external awareness of pro bono efforts. For more information, please visit www.probono.net.

Lisa Stansky

Website Coordinator

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

504.529.1000, ext. 279

lstansky@slls.org

www.slls.org

www.LouisianaLawHelp.org

www.probono.net/la