Legal Assistance Organizations
Various Texas organizations are committed to ensuring fair and equal access to the court system for all members of the public. The organizations highlighted here provide informational videos, free legal publications, self-help guides, legal information, and legal aid assistance to populations that may be at a disadvantage. If you would like more information, contact the library at (512) 463-1722 or at email@example.com.
Free Legal Services and Legal Aid
HVLP provides pro bono legal services to low-income residents of Harris County.
A statewide, nonprofit, legal organization dedicated to promoting access to justice for the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
TRLA provides free civil legal services to the indigent residents of central, south and west Texas as well as migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Click here for a listing of the Texas counties TRLA serves.
A listing of all the legal services providers in Texas. Service providers are listed by name as well as by service area. Also provides information about Legal Aid and has an online form for finding legal assistance.
This non-profit serves low-income residents in central Texas and helps to provide access to the civil legal system.
The Texas Bar recently started the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans project to help provide legal assistance to veterans who otherwise cannot afford legal assistance.
Texas Legal Services Center has the Veteran's Legal Assistance Project to help provide free legal assistance to low- to moderate-income veterans and their families.
For Elder Texans
The Texas Legal Services Center helps the older Texan population with its Texas Legal Hotline service. This is a toll-free legal hotline for Texans over the age of 60 or Texans who receive Medicare.
In addition to the legal hotline, Texas Legal Services Center also runs the Texas Elder Exploitation Project to help protect senior citizens from financial exploitation.
For Non-Custodial Parents
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas offers an access and visitation legal hotline that provides non-custodial parents with easy access to basic legal information regarding child custody, visitation, and access; paternity establishment; child support orders; modifications; and enforcement.
For Victims of Sexual Assault
The Texas Legal Services Center and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault provide a free and confidential legal hotline through their Sexual Assault Legal Services & Assistance (SALSA) program.
Funding civil legal services for low-income Texans. These groups provide information about where to get assistance, but they do not provide legal assistance.
A non-profit legal office that provides assistance to poverty law advocates. They sponsor and coordinate projects that help low-income and disadvantaged Texans who need legal help.
Other Legal Assistance
The best resource for anyone with legal questions. TexasLawHelp.org hosts many free legal forms and informational packets as well as a LiveChat service that allows you to chat with an attorney during normal business hours.
The Texas Bar is the state's principal bar association. If you are in need of legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney, the Texas Bar has compiled a list of resources for low-income Texans. For information specific to your county, you may want to look through the Referral Directory for Low-Income Texans [PDF].