COVID-19 Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ELR has created a series of free virtual informational videos or "fireside chats" and informational materials on matters related to COVID-19. The chosen topics are ones we felt are of a concern to people in our Louisiana community, including: (1) unemployment benefits and eligibility criteria; (2) landlord-tenant issues; and (3) advanced directives and wills.

Because this crisis is constantly evolving we will do our best to consistently update resources as new information and resources are available.

Please be advised that videos and informational resources constitute informal guidance only, do not constitute legal advice, and do not take the place of advice from an attorney.

COVID-19 Referral Resources:

This document is a list of free legal services, assistance with unemployment and Medicaid applications, and financial support programs in the greater New Orleans Area: COVID-19 Referral List

Unemployment Resources:

  • In Louisiana, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) handles unemployment claims. You can file for unemployment in two ways: