St. Tammany Parish Library to host “Ask-a-Lawyer” events

St. Tammany Parish Library to host “Ask-a-Lawyer” events

St. Tammany Parish Library is pleased to announce that it is participating in the ninth annual “Lawyers in Libraries” statewide program in partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), the State Library of Louisiana, and the Louisiana Library Association. This year, library patrons have the opportunity to meet with an attorney for brief “Ask-a-Lawyer” consultations in person at participating libraries during the week of October 24-28, 2022.

The participating library branches, event dates, and times, include:

October 24, 2022: South Slidell Branch from 9a.m.–11a.m.

October 25, 2022: Covington Branch from 9a.m –11 a.m. AND 1p.m –3p.m.

                                 Madisonville Branch from 11a.m. –1p.m.

                                 South Slidell Branch from 3p.m. –7p.m.

October 26, 2022: Covington Branch from 9a.m.–11a.m.

October 27, 2022: Causeway Branch from 9a.m.–11a.m.

October 28, 2022: Covington Branch from 9a.m.–11a.m.

This attorney-library partnership is a critical one in a state where nearly 20% of the population lives below the federal poverty line, with many more just barely making ends meet. Many people need legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney or don’t know where to start. The Lawyers in Libraries program allows participants to get basic information on their legal issue and be connected to further free and low-cost legal resources.

Attorneys can answer questions on a wide range of civil legal topics such as: Bankruptcy, Collection Matters, Custody, Divorce, Evictions, FEMA/Disaster Benefits, Food Stamps, Foreclosures, Housing, Medicaid, Social Security, SSI/SSDI, Successions, Taxes and Wills, and more. (The program does not address criminal matters.)

Thanks to the combined efforts of the LSBA, LSBA members, the State Library of Louisiana, LLA, Law Library of Louisiana, legal aid partners, local bar associations, and other community partners, the success of Lawyers in Libraries has only grown over the years. Since its launch in 2014, attorneys have assisted over 5,000 Louisianans and reached patrons in every parish in the state.

These events are free and open to the public. Participation is limited to adults. Registration is required. Register online at, opens a new window or call the host branch. For more information visit, opens a new window.

Branch contact information:

Causeway Branch, opens a new window: 3457 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, LA 70471 Phone: (985) 626-9779

Covington Branch, opens a new window: 310 W 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433 Phone: (985) 893-6280

Madisonville Branch, opens a new window: 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447 Phone: (985) 845-4819

South Slidell Branch, opens a new window: 3901 Pontchartrain Dr., Slidell, LA 70458 Phone: (985) 781-0099

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