Louisiana Legal Services and Pro Bono Desk Manual
The Gillis W. Long Poverty Law Center proudly announces the launch of the latest revision, the sixth edition, of the Louisiana Legal Services and Pro Bono Desk Manual. The manual serves as a guide for attorneys representing low-income clients in Louisiana. The sixth edition of the manual is the inaugural edition of the electronic publication. Earlier editions were printed and published in 1986, 1993, 2001, 2005, and 2013.
The Gillis W. Long Poverty Law Center was established at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1985. Congress appropriated funds to honor the memory of Louisiana Representative Gillis W. Long, who was known for his advocacy for the disadvantaged.
The Gillis W. Long Poverty Law Center partnered with legal experts throughout the state to produce this book. Topics include: Correcting Names and Gender Markers, Court Access for Individuals with Disabilities, Defending Homeownership, Domestic Violence Law in Louisiana, Employment Law, Expungements in Louisiana, Family Law, Federally Subsidized Housing, In Forma Pauperis Filings, Language Access, Law of Special Education and School Discipline, Louisiana Landlord-Tenant Law, Louisiana Successions, Medicaid, and Tax Law.