This site provides resources for pro bono and legal services attorneys and others working to assist low income or disadvantaged clients.  Pro Bono Net is a unique organization in its use of information technology and collaboration among the various parts of the public interest legal community.

Orleans Public Defender

(504) 821-8101

The Orleans Public Defenders Office (OPD) exists to provide the citizens of Orleans Parish with the highest quality client-centered legal representation in Louisiana’s criminal and juvenile justice system. OPD’s vision is to create a community-oriented defender office built upon the zealous defense of the poor and indigent while acknowledging the strengths of clients, families and communities. OPD acts to 1) protect the guarantees of the Louisiana and United States Constitutions and maintain adherence to the rule of law, 2) foster a more open and inclusive society by increasing access to and protection within the courts for the poor and indigent, and 3) assist in the development and expansion of rehabilitation and alternative programs for clients and their families.

Office of Public Health

(225) 342-2540

The DHH Office of Public Health is comprised of 1,300 professionals across Louisiana who are charged with protecting and promoting the health of the communities of our state. Engineers, doctors, chemists, biologists, nurses, sanitarians, clinicians, emergency preparedness experts and a host of other professionals work constantly to:

  • monitor the food Louisiana’s residents and visitors eat,
  • keep our water safe to drink,
  • fight chronic and communicable disease,
  • ensure we are ready for hurricanes, disasters and other threats,
  • ensure access to vital records like birth certificates, and
  • offer preventive health services.

Office of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS)


The Office of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS) was formed within the Department of Health and Hospitals as a health care reform initiative, bringing together all of the long-term care programs that serve senior citizens and people with adult-onset disabilities. The Office of Aging and Adult Services aims to develop, provide and enhance services that offer meaningful choices for people in need of long-term care. The office is committed to developing a long-term care system that provides choice, ensures quality, meets the needs of consumers and caregivers, and does so in a fiscally responsible manner.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association


NSCIA Provides resources, services, and peer support to people with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D).

National Rehabilitation Information Center- Serving the Nations Disability Community


It is the mission of NIDRR to generate, disseminate and promote new knowledge to improve the options available to individuals with disabilities. The ultimate goal is to allow these individuals to perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports for its citizens with disabilities.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities/LA

Contact for information related to disabilities infants, toddlers, children and youth; IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind; and research-based information on effective educational practices.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

(225) 926-8770

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illness.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA provides services for children and adults with neuromuscular diseases through hospital-affiliated clinics; assists with the purchase/loan of prescribed medical equipment; offers support groups for individuals and their families and summer camps for children with muscular dystrophy.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society


Promotes research, educates, advocates for people with multiple sclerosis, and organizes a wide range of programs including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.

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