Louisiana’s legal system is different from other American state laws. Initially it was based on Napoleonic code, though it is now gradually falling in line with other American states. Napoleon had based his legal system on Roman law and codified it. The rest of American states, however, follow the English common law, which is based on court precedent. The ruling of one judge may influence the ruling and judgment of another judge. In case of Napoleonic code, the laws are passed by the legislative branch and are interpreted by the judges. Documents and other legal statements need to be written in certain formats that are specific to the state of Louisiana only, and need to be understood accurately.
Louisiana, like all American states, has a large number of lawyers in its cities and counties like Alexandria, Houma, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, LaPlace, Kenner, Monroe, Bossier City, Lake Charles and New Orleans, practicing in all types of legal fields like insurance, accidents, injuries, divorce, family and business disputes, probate and real estate problems. There is a lawyer for every situation which requires legal attention and formalities.
There are directories of lawyers you can consult in each city and county. You can also surf the web to read these directories. There are law centers or libraries. You can go there and go through the books pertaining to your type of case. The added advantage of consulting such books is that you can know which lawyer or law firm successfully dealt with your type of problem.
You can also consult some of your friends to check the capability of the lawyer you want to contact. But you must be careful: a lawyer who was more capable in your friend’s case may not be as suitable in your case, because of the nature of the case and the lawyer’s area of expertise. Every legal case, like every medical problem, is unique, though it may ostensibly appear similar. Therefore, a lawyer good in one area may not necessarily be good in all cases. In cases of certain citizens whose income is very limited, free legal service is also available.