Friday, November 27, 2009

For Free Legal Information in Louisiana...!

This is an invaluable resource for women in our state!

It's a toll-free phone line in Louisiana that provides pre-recorded legal information to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For a list of topics, check out the list of library transcripts.

Tel-Law, a public service of the Louisiana State Bar Association, is a collection of tape-recorded messages written by lawyers to tell you what you should know about the law and the justice system. Tel-Law is a general legal information program, AT NO COST, to help you understand and use the legal system. Tel-Law is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Tel-Law’s tape library includes information on various areas of law, including separation, divorce and child custody, personal injury, bankruptcy and creditor’s right, employment, criminal law, inheritance, subpoenas and trial procedures. Some Tel-Law tapes focus on the attorney/client relationship, auto accidents, consumer matters and financial investments.

What Can You Find Out?
If you have a problem; general legal information concerning your problem; and where to go for help.

What Tel-Law is Not?
Tel-Law is not intended to answer specific questions. Only a lawyer should do that. Instead, the tapes give general background information so that you become more aware of the law, our legal system and your legal rights and duties.

How does Tel-Law Work?
1) Select your topic

2) Call (800)4-TEL-LAW [(800)483-5529 or, in Lafayette, call (318)262-5850.

3) A recorded message will answer. When you are signaled, simply enter your topic's code number. You can then hear a brief discussion of your particular topic.

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