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These organizations provide general legal assistance for free or at a low cost to those who qualify. The types of aid provided include legal advice, legal representation, legal clinics, and other services.
This website allows you to ask a lawyer a legal question in writing. You will receive an e-mail when an attorney has answered your question. Only those who meet certain criteria qualify for this service. The American Bar Association runs this service.
This directory is published by the Texas Bar, the state's principal bar association. It contains contact information for many legal aid organizations that are available across Texas. In addition, the Texas Bar has written and collected informational legal resources for the public.
This is a listing of all the legal services providers in Texas. Service providers are listed by name as well as by service area. It also provides information about Legal Aid and has an online form for finding legal assistance.
The Texas Legal Services Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free representation and assistance to Texans who qualify for their services based on income or other criteria. They also sponsor various projects that assist low-income and disadvantaged Texans who need legal help: a legal hotline for Texans who are 60 years of age or older or who receive Medicare, a CPS family helpline for questions related to Child Protective Services, and legal hotline for veterans. In addition to these services, the TLSC also trains and assists poverty law advocates and helps maintain Texas Law Help.
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program offers free legal assistance to residents of the Dallas area who meet their qualifications. They also host several legal advice clinics throughout the Dallas area on certain days of the month.
LANWT provides free civil legal services to low-income citizens in North Texas and the Panhandle area, including Abilene, Amarillo, Brownwood, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Lubbock, McKinney, Midland, Odessa, Plainview, San Angelo, Waxahachie, Weatherford, and Wichita Falls.
The Jefferson County Bar Association's Pro Bono Program can connect low-income residents of Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, and Orange Counties with attorneys who are willing to take on their case for free. The program assists with civil cases such as family law (divorce, custody, adoption, name change, guardianship), welfare and income assistance, veterans’ benefits, employment, health care, consumer issues, housing issues (eviction, landlord/tenant issues), neighborhood issues, public education, license issues, expungement of criminal records, estate planning, and other miscellaneous civil legal cases.
Lone Star Legal Aid provides civil legal services to low-income clients in the Houston and east Texas area. They serve 72 counties in east, southeast, and northeast Texas as well as 4 counties in southwest Arkansas. See their website for a description of the types of cases they handle.
The El Paso County Public Defender's Office provides information on their website about how to apply for a court-appointed attorney for criminal, immigration, family law, eviction, and general civil cases. The services listed are only applicable for residents of El Paso County.
TRLA provides free civil legal services to the indigent residents of central, south, and west Texas as well as migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. View their website for a list of Texas counties in TRLA's service area.