The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) was in town this week as part of their ongoing LBF Pop Up Tour traveling to different parts of the state explaining what they do. Wednesday members of the Bar hosted a lunch at Pujo Street Cafe to the public about the many free services the foundation provides.

LBF members were on hand and explained that the need for legal aid is growing and they are here to help. Board member Shayna Sonnier, said they are doing all they can to help people in need by providing Civil Legal Aid services at no cost. What is Civil Legal Aid?

This is when Americans who don't have the financial resources to pay for the proper legal services can reach out for help. The LBF provides those services here in Louisiana. They include a wide range of resources and legal aid for victims of domestic, helping children in need of care, and guiding seniors, or veterans through the justice system. They even help people facing some of the most serious legal cases and much more. For more info on how this works check out the video below.

Sonnier said during the LBF Pop Up at Pujo Street, “When you look at children in foster care, when you look at families struggling to meet ends meet, to make sure they have a roof over their head. When you have children that lost a parent and its affecting them negatively whenever their going to college and all of those kind of things. Those are just truly life-altering issues that have a lasting impact, and our goal is to help as many as we can.”

If you or someone you know is in need of Civil Legal Aid visit to see if you meet the requirements for legal aid.

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