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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS 2019) NOTICE

In response to Centers for Disease Control advisements to take precautions in light of the COVID-19 virus (corona virus) outbreak by limiting exposure to the virus, the Shreveport Bar Center/ Shreveport Bar Foundation and Shreveport Bar Association are enforcing visitor restrictions effective immediately.

PRO BONO AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLIENTS YOU MAY ENTER THE BUILDING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE WHILE YOU ARE IN THE BUILDING. WHEN YOU ARRIVE SIT IN YOUR CAR AND CALL THE OFFICE BEFORE COMING TO THE DOOR.

A STAFF MEMBER WILL MEET YOU AT THE DOOR TO SCAN FOR A TEMPERATURE AND ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

1. Have you traveled by plane in the last 14 days?

2. Have you had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

3. Have you had any of these symptoms in the last 14 days? Fever greater than 100, difficulty breathing (not sever), cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell

4. Are you currently experiencing fever over 100, difficulty breathing or cough or caring for someone who is ill?

UPON ENTRY YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO USE HAND SANITIZER. IF YOU REFUSE TO DO ANY OF THESE SAFETY PROCEDURES, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE BUILDING.

These restrictions shall remain in place until it is determined to be safe to remove them. Persons who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

If you need to reach a staff member, please call 318-221-8104. We will be available by phone Mon-Thurs 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Friday 9:00 – 2:00 PM. If you need Protective Order forms, please go to the Clerk of Court’s office at the Parish Courthouse. If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please call the number listed above and someone will be able to assist you.

Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project Ask A Lawyer Clinic

The next Ask A Lawyer clinic will begin at 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 15

We are so happy that we are at a point where we are permitted to open our doors and help those who are in need of legal advice. While the process will be different than the normal procedures, we promise to provide the same service from our knowledgeable and compassionate attorney volunteers.

In an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible, we are implementing safety measures.

We will assist the first 12 attendees on a first come basis. Your session with the attorney will be limited to 20 minutes. If you have paperwork that pertains to your legal problem, please bring it with you.

To attend the Ask A Lawyer clinic, the following rules will be strictly enforced before you can enter the building:

  • Only the person who is seeing the attorney will be permitted in the building (do not bring any family, friends or children to the clinic).
  • You are required to wear a mask while in the building.
  • You will be asked questions about your health.
  • Your temperature will be taken.
  • You will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.
  • Our staff and volunteers will wear face masks.

As things change, we will provide an update to everyone for events scheduled. You may contact our office with questions at (318) 221-8104 during regular business hours.

We encourage you to take precautions to help stop the spread of this virus by washing your hands, covering your cough, wearing a face mask, social distancing, etc. It is also just as important to rely on accurate sources for factual information, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Best Practices and more information and updates on COVID-19, visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/89

http://www.bossiercity.org/233/Office-of-the-Mayor

https://www.shreveportla.gov/

The Shreveport Bar Foundation (SBF) acts as the charitable arm of the Shreveport Bar Association. In this capacity, the Foundation board and its volunteers fundraise through various events and then make annual grant donations to local charities. Past recipients include the Martin Luther King Health Center, Volunteers for Youth Justice, Habitat for Humanity, Soldiers of Compassion, Pool of Siloam and Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College. Organizations who would like to be considered for funding should submit a grant application for consideration. Click here to download the grant request. The Shreveport Bar Foundation also operates the Pro Bono Project (PBP) in Caddo and Bossier Parishes.