The Office of the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial District, Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Non-Criminal Matters

The Office of the District Attorney is in charge of every criminal prosecution in the Parish of East Baton Rouge.  Our office can only represent the State of Louisiana.  We can not represent any individual in a civil proceeding.

Persons seeking an attorney to represent them in divorce proceedings, child custody cases, contract disputes, evictions, or any other civil law matter will need to obtain an attorney through other means.  As with any profession, often the best referral will come from a friend of yours who has previously used an attorney for a similar matter.

You may also wish to call the attorney referral program of the Baton Rouge Bar Association:

Baton Rouge Bar Association Attorney Referral Service
544 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Tel. (225) 344-9926

Indigent persons with no other means of hiring an attorney may seek assistance from the following organizations:

For civil law issues:

Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro-Bono Project
850 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tel. (225) 344-4803

For civil law issues:

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
200 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Tel. (225) 448-0080

For mental health law issues:

Mental Health Advocacy Service
150 3rd St # 812
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Tel. (225) 342-6678

For civil law issues involving disability:

Advocacy Center - Baton Rouge
8225 Florida Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Telephone: (225) 925-8884 or 1-800-960-7705


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