Category Archives: Legal

Legal Resources and information relevant to Sex Workers (Escorts, Adult Entertainers, Call Girls, Rent Boys, Sensual Massage Providers, Exotic Dancers, etc.) in the New Orleans area.

New-ish stuff–Please add to these lists if you can!

Louisiana Legal Resources, Lawyers: Prostitution, Sex Work

If you have any tips re: lawyers, legal resources, etc. relevant to sex work, please post them in the comments section at the bottom of the page, or email us at swop.nola@gmail.com.

Attorneys and Law Offices that List Prostitution or Prostitution-Related Offenses as a Practice Area

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Know Louisiana Law, Your Rights – General Law Info


General law info and tips for sex workers, etc. in Louisiana

  • Louisiana prostitution laws relevant to sex workers, including escorts, street-based sex workers (street walkers), FBSM (Full Body Sensual Massage) providers, fetish and fantasy pros, etc. (From the Louisiana State Legislature’s website)
  • Prostitution Charges in Louisiana Explained
  • Know the Laws: “What can I say in my online ad?” – Legal advice on the language and limits of what can be in your listing (from Hook Online)
  • Know the Laws: “What should I say if an officer arrests me?” – Advice on how to respond to a situation involving the police (from Hook Online)
  • Know Your Rights for Sex Workers – What not to do if arrested or detained by police
  • New Orleans Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Miranda Rights
  • Arrested for a Misdemeanor: DOs and DON’Ts
  • A Louisiana Lawyer’s Advice to Accused Offenders
  • Divorce: Who Gets Custody? Who Pays Support? Authored By: Louisiana State Bar Association
  • How to Succeed in a Custody Evaluation
  • Contemplating Divorce? What to do First

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Free & Low-Cost Legal Resources and Attorneys


Lawyers, legal clinics, legal advice, legal-ish services (accountants/CPAs, etc.), advocacy groups, etc. that may be useful to sex workers in Louisiana.

If you know of any low-cost or free legal resources, etc., please post them in the comments section at the bottom of the page, or email us at swop.nola@gmail.com.Add any you know of in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
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New Orleans Community Resource Guide – Common Ground Health Clinic

New Orleans Community Resource Guide – July 2014

Common Ground Health Clinic

Click here to view the New Orleans Resource Guide as a searchable database at nolaresourceguide.org

Click here to download Common Ground Health Clinic’s New Orleans Community Resource Guide (in .pdf) – JULY 2014_NOLACRG

Table of Contents

  • Navigating Health Care Systems & Programs
  • Basic Needs Assistance (Case management, clothing, utilities, etc.)
  • Primary Health Care Clinics
  • Mental Health
  • Dental & Eye Care
  • HIV / AIDS & STIs
  • Reproductive Health (Family planning, prenatal care & birth, abortion, etc.)
  • Access (Meals, groceries, gardening, food justice, etc.) Hospitals
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Addiction Services
  • Anti-Violence Resources (Domestic abuse, sexual assault, etc.) Shelters & Housing
  • Special Needs
  • Employment
  • Community Support & Education (Wellness, advocacy, literacy, etc.) For Formerly Incarcerated People
  • Justice & Legal Aid
  • Recovery & Rebuilding
  • Index

Sex Workers Removed From Louisiana Sex Offender Registry

In case you hadn’t heard, the fight to remove sex workers required to register as sex offenders in Louisiana solely for a CANS conviction has been a success!!

This past Tuesday (June 11 2013), U.S District Judge Martin Feldman approved the settlement agreement between the Center for Constitutional Rights and Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell’s office that will remove approximately 700 individuals from the sex offender registry who had been required to register solely because of a Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) conviction. Continue reading

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at University Hospital – If You Are a Victim of Sexual Assault or Rape

If you are a victim of sexual assault, you should be aware of the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program (Tulane’s website explains it well) at University Hospital (also called MCLNO or LSU Interim Hospital). Go to the emergency room at 2020 Gravier St.
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