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Tulane Legal Assistance Program

TULAP is a legal services program funded by the Tulane University Associated Student Body. We provide free legal information and low-cost representation to current Tulane University students, staff, and faculty. TULAP also provides free notarial services to eligible persons. Because we are funded by the University, we may only provide services to current students, staff, and faculty, and cannot represent one member of the Tulane community against another, as that would present a conflict of interest.

Please note that TULAP's services are available ONLY to current Tulane students, faculty, and staff. You MUST provide a Tulane email address to make an appointment.

COVID-19 Update: 

Under the directive of Tulane University, TULAP is taking steps to ensure safety in response to the COVID-19 virus. TULAP has returned to in-person appointments at our office at 200 Broadway Street, Suite 212 New Orleans, Louisiana 70118. If your circumstances necessitate a virtual appointment, please contact us with your request. For further questions, please contact us via email at tulap@tulane.edu. If you call, you must leave a voicemail. We will monitor the voicemails remotely.

For bailouts and lockups, contact Carolyn Cooper on her cell phone at (504) 534-5406. If you have an urgent civil matter and the office is closed, you may contact our retained counsel, Gregory Nichols, at (504) 581-9322.

 

Program Information

Civil Program

Our hours are Fridays from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Areas of representation: Business (Corporation, LLC and Partnership), Consumer, Contract, Debt Remediation and Management, Domestic (Adoption, Divorce, and Child Support), Emancipation, Employment (Labor), Guardianship/Interdiction, Insurance, Landlord-Tenant, Name Change, Nuisance, Personal Injury, Power of Attorney, Property, Small Claims, Title Transfer, Tort, Will (Successions & Probate).

Criminal Program

Our hours are Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you require a meeting outside of the scheduled appointment times, please email us at tulap@tulane.edu.

Areas of representation: Misdemeanor and Felony charges. Traffic Tickets, Suspended Driver’s License, Arrest Warrant, Assault / Battery, Concealed Weapon, Criminal Damage, Disturbing the Peace, DWI/DUI, Expungement, Harassment, Hit & Run, Lewd Conduct, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Possession of Drugs, Public Drunkenness, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Search & Seizure, Shoplifting, Theft, Towed Vehicle, Trespassing. This list does not include all types of charges.

Immigration Program

Our hours are Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For information on the TULAP Immigration Counseling program, please visit our Immigration Counseling page. To make an appointment, please email us.

Areas of representation: TULAP provides free legal information and low-cost representation to current Tulane University students, staff, and faculty. If you are undocumented, have DACA, have F, J, H, TN or any other nonimmigrant status, are a lawful permanent resident or even a citizen with an immigration question, you are welcome to make an appointment. Tulanians in F, J, H, or TN status are welcome to seek immigration counsel at TULAP; however, it is generally recommended that they bring their questions regarding these statuses to OISS first.

 

Contact Information

The office is now open for in-person appointments. E-mail is the quickest way to reach us. Please email us at tulap@tulane.edu. As we do not have staff routinely monitoring our phones, we request that you leave us a voicemail. We will be monitoring the voicemails remotely and will return your call. Our phone number is (504) 865-5515.

Appointments

CALL (504) 865-5515, or EMAIL tulap@tulane.edu for an appointment. Please also provide the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. Daytime phone number (we always respect your privacy - you may request that we do NOT leave a voicemail message.)
  3. Good time to return your call
  4. Request for civil, criminal program or immigration program

What to Expect

All meetings will be conducted in person at our 200 Broadway St. office unless your circumstances necessitate a virtual appointment. When clients come in for an appointment, they will speak with one of our law student clerks before speaking with the attorney. Law clerks are trained to discuss clients' legal problems, discern important legal issues, and aid the attorneys with legal research and follow-up. Law clerks cannot give any legal advice or opinions. All conversations and case records are kept strictly confidential.

Cost

Initial attorney consultations and basic legal information and assistance are free. The client agrees to reimburse TULAP for any additional expenses he or she authorizes after meeting with the attorney (i.e., postage, copy costs, etc.). Cases involving additional work by the attorney, including court appearances, are subject to attorney's fees at a reduced rate subject to the attorney's discretion, and related expenses.     

Attorneys    

Mr. Gregory P. Nichols, Retained Civil Counsel 
Ms. Carolyn Cooper, Retained Criminal Counsel, Bailouts and Lockups  http://www.kingandcooperlaw.com
Mr. Marco Balducci, Retained Immigration Attorney

 

Contact Information

Our program sections are open during the school year and closed during final exams, breaks, and other university holidays.

University Square

200 Broadway Street, Suite 212 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

(504) 865-5515

tulap@tulane.edu

E-mail is the quickest way to reach us.

For those who call the office phone, please be aware that we will not have anyone available to answer the phone at the time you call. Instead, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call to assist you in scheduling an appointment. Please note that the Civil Program meets on Friday afternoons, the Criminal Program meets on Thursday afternoons, and the Immigration Program meets on Friday mornings.

For bailouts and lockups, please contact Carolyn Cooper at (504) 534-5406

 

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