Community Programs

Common Ground Relief Free Legal Clinic

Working in partnership with Common Ground Relief, The Louisiana Civil Justice Center provides a wide range of services including consumer protection matters, Elder Law, Family Law, Estate Planning, Foreclosure issues, government programming, Housing and Landlord-Tenant disputes. This partnership also expands Common Ground Relief’s services to the Spanish speaking community.

The Louisiana Civil Justice Center is responsible for emergency assistance in the event of a future disaster, such as another hurricane, under the Louisiana State Bar Association/Access to Justice emergency disaster plan.  The Louisiana Civil Justice Center

Common Ground Relief continues to advocate for the restoration of certain rights and benefits of the formerly incarcerated. We support efforts to rehabilitate and educate first time criminal offenders rather than sending them to jail or prison.

Legal Clinic Hours

  • To speak to an attorney call 504-355-0970 anytime Monday through Friday from 9 to 4.
  • You may also fill out an Intake Form that can be found at You will get a response to your questions within 4 to 7 days.

Anita Roddick Advocacy Center

Common Ground Relief Provides a community-meeting place for residents of the Greater New Orleans area at the Anita Roddick Advocacy Center, which is located at the Common Ground Relief office in the Lower 9th Ward. At the Center, residents may request work from Common Ground Relief volunteers and use computers, the Internet, and a fax and copy machine free of charge.  The Center also helps those whom we cannot provide with direct assistance by connecting them with other reliable services.

Advocacy Center Hours

  • Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
  • Stop in for a chat or call us at (504) 312-1729