We are proud to announce that Lagniappe Law Lab is the 2020 recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association Access to Justice Program’s Legal Service Innovation Award! The award recognizes an innovative program and/or service that effectively meets the legal needs of vulnerable populations in Louisiana.
At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, LLL worked tirelessly to create online legal information applications that help people prevent eviction, access COVID-19 stimulus funds and unemployment, and
support the small businesses community during the downturn. Through this process, LLL created the COVID-19 Economic Impact Navigator, the Rent Relief Letter Generator and the CARES Act for Small Business Tool. LLL worked with the American Bar Association to launch the COVID-19 Economic Impact Navigator, which has been used 750 times. The Rent Relief Letter Generator has been used 2,200 times.
When people cannot afford legal assistance or find a trusted source for information, they can seek assistance through these apps, shared by local organizations, for free help. Providing legal information about what to expect, how to obtain stimulus funds/rental advocacy/small business assistance, and how to use this information to plan for basic necessities during the lockdown has been crucial for vulnerable populations in Louisiana and LLL has made this information available through its innovative online applications.
Lagniappe Law Lab is a proud grantee of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Without their support, our work would not be possible!