COVID19 HAS SHOWN US THAT POLICIES MATTER.
WHETHER SHORT- OR LONG-TERM, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT OUR STATE BASES DECISIONS ON SOUND DATA AND RESEARCH.
Like many businesses in Louisiana, we at Louisiana Appleseed are doing our best to comply and respond to the resounding needs of our community in the face of the COVID19 epidemic. Our office is working remotely as we navigate this new normal.
Below you will find COVID19-related information. Louisiana Appleseed is issuing bulletins to legal service providers and the general public. Please check back regularly for updates and sign up for our newsletter.
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Lousiana Appleseed Bulletins
Bulletins Provide Quick Synopsis to Changes in Law
REMOTE NOTARY. Proclamation 37 authorizes for remote notary services with conditions. Subsequent Proclamation 41 extends authorization through the conclusion of Louisiana's State of Emergency. Download PDF.
LEGAL AID. The Civil Legal Aid Community rises to the challenge during the COVID-19 Pandmic. With the abrupt disruption of multiple sectors of our nation's economy, the inevitable ripple effects have begun to surface within the community. Download PDF.
HOW TO FILE. Individuals representing themselves and attorneys will find this bulletin helpful in determining how to access the civil court systems. Download PDF. Please also review our online map to review updates to this information as it becomes available.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. It is important to know how courts are re-opening in Phase II during the pandemic. This bulletin includes questions you should ask before appearing in court. Download PDF.
REMOTE NOTARIZATION UPDATE. Executive Orders and subsequent legislative activity created a gap of time during which remote notarization is not valid. Louisiana Appleseed takes a closer look at this issue. Download REVISED AND UPDATED PDF.
Small Business Resources
Small Businesses can find Operational Information
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), and tax credits may leave some businesses swimming in alphabet soup. To review eligibility, click here to open a new window to help you understand these changes. Always consult with an attorney or financial advisor prior to making any decisions. Small business navigator created by Lagniappe Law Lab.
Additional Resources from our Partners
GNO, Inc. is currently monitoring changes in our region as it relates to COVID19.
The ABA has released an Economic Impact Payment Navigator. The tool will help you to understand whether you qualify for a payment, how much you can expect to receive, and when you might get it.