TANGIPAHOA PARISH CLERK OF COURT
Tangiclerk.org is the Internet home of the Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court. Their main office is in the Courthouse in Amite and they also have a branch office in the train depot in Hammond.
Collaborative Practice can be used to resolve disputes such as between heirs arguing about property or between an employer and employee. Disputing parties work as a team with trained professionals to resolve conflicts respectfully without going to court.
LOUISIANA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
The LSBA website offers a number of links to public legal resources, including lawyer referral information, “Tel-Law” transcripts and a comprehensive database of Louisiana Attorneys.
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA LEGAL SERVICES (Legal Aid)
"Serving Justice and Helping People in Need," Southeast Louisiana Legal Services offers low-income people free legal aid for civil legal issues, including problems with income taxes and home foreclosures.
LA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES /
SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
The vision of the State of Louisiana Department of Social Services is to work to keep children safe, help individuals and families become self-sufficient, and to provide safe refuge during disasters. Support Enforcement Services are provided by The Office of Family Support.
SOUTHEAST SPOUSE ABUSE PROGRAM
SSAP is a private family violence intervention and prevention agency
serving Livingston, Tangipahoa, St.Helena, and Washington Parishes. Part of their mission is to promote social change by providing services which empower battered and abused individuals and their dependent children of all abilities to achieve safe, violence-free lives.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
The EEOC has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law. If you feel you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace, one of the first steps is to file a complaint with the EEOC.
LOUISIANA WORKFORCE COMMISSION
An “indispensable provider of workforce solutions,” the Louisiana Workforce Commission website offers information and resources for employees and employers alike.
Some of the topics include:
- Louisiana Licensing Guide
- Workers’ Compensation
- Unemployment Benefits
- Louisiana Labor Law Questions
- Unemployment Issues and much more