Legal Clinics

Various bar associations and non-profit organizations host legal clinics that are free and open to the public. These clinics usually do not require an appointment and allow you to speak with an attorney who could help answer your legal questions or offer legal advice on how you might be able to resolve a legal issue.

Nearly all legal clinics have income qualifications, and some clinics only cover certain legal topics (e.g., wills, family law). Some are for veterans only. Others are for the homeless. There may also be language interpreters present. Please read the descriptions for more information and contact the organization hosting the clinic for more details.

If you are a veteran, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans offers various legal clinics across the state.

The legal clinics we have found are listed below by county. We aim to keep this list current and complete, so please e-mail us at library@sll.texas.gov or give us a call (512) 463-1722 if you have any new information about legal clinics in Texas.

Austin County

Bellville Legal Clinic

  • Hosted by the Austin County Bar Association
  • Held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at 504 E. Main Street in Bellville (Newman's Bakery)
  • Anyone with a legal issue or question is welcome to speak with an attorney
  • To confirm dates, times, and locations, please call (979) 826-8484

Bexar County

San Antonio Family Law Clinic

San Antonio Veterans Legal Clinic

San Antonio Wills Clinic

San Antonio Annual Non-Profit Clinic

San Antonio Special Education Clinic

Brazoria County

Houston Juvenile Justice Project

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal representation to juveniles in Class C misdemeanor student ticket cases, assists with disciplinary actions by schools, expunctions and sealing of juvenile records, and provides assistance securing mental health services
  • No income guidelines or qualifications
  • E-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to determine eligibility

Houston Opal Mitchell Lee Property Preservation Project (OMLPPP)

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal assistance with wills, probate and intestate succession, property preservation and mortgage, tax issues, and foreclosure defense
  • Low-income only
  • For more information, e-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Burnet County

Spicewood Area Legal Clinic — "Lawyer in the Library Day"

Calhoun County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Victoria TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Cameron County

Harlingen Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Harlingen TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Chambers County

Houston Juvenile Justice Project

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal representation to juveniles in Class C misdemeanor student ticket cases, assists with disciplinary actions by schools, expunctions and sealing of juvenile records, and provides assistance securing mental health services
  • No income guidelines or qualifications
  • E-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to determine eligibility

Houston Opal Mitchell Lee Property Preservation Project (OMLPPP)

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal assistance with wills, probate and intestate succession, property preservation and mortgage, tax issues, and foreclosure defense
  • Low-income only
  • For more information, e-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Coke County

Family Law Clinic

Collin County

Allen Advice-Only Legal Aid Clinic

Plano Advice-Only Legal Clinic

  • Hosted by the McKinney office of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
  • Held on the 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Income screening begins at 5:00 p.m. and consultations begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • Low-income only
  • Civil legal issues only — no criminal matters

Concho County

Family Law Clinic

Dallas County

Dallas Neighborhood Legal Clinics

  • Hosted by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Each of the 5 different clinics are held on different days of the month — see the website above for dates and times
  • Low-income only
  • Civil legal issues only — no criminal matters or fee-generating cases such as personal injury claims

Dallas Legal Clinic for Veterans

  • Hosted by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • For veterans only
  • Held on the 1st Friday of each month
  • Starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Civil legal issues only — no criminal matters or fee-generating cases such as personal injury claims

Garland Legal Clinic

  • Hosted by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except December)
  • Starts at 5:00 p.m.
  • Low-income only
  • Civil legal issues only — no criminal matters or fee-generating cases such as personal injury claims

DeWitt County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Victoria TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

El Paso County

El Paso Legal Clinic for the Homeless

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • Contact the El Paso TRLA office for dates, times, and availability
  • For the homeless
  • Assistance with class C misdemeanors, warrants, SSI appeals, family law matters, and other legal issues

El Paso Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the El Paso TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Fort Bend County

Richmond Legal Aid Clinics, Family Law Workshops, and Pro Se Assistance

  • Hosted by Fort Bend Lawyers Care
  • Each clinic is hosted on a different date and at various times — see the website above for details
  • Veterans are encouraged to attend
  • Low-income only
  • Civil legal issues only — no criminal matters

Richmond Immigration Legal Services

  • Hosted by Catholic Charities' St. Francis Cabrini Center
  • Provide free on-site information sessions ("Charlas") once per month
  • Provide low-cost or pro bono legal assistance
  • Immigration issues only — see the organization's website for elibility criteria

Houston Juvenile Justice Project

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal representation to juveniles in Class C misdemeanor student ticket cases, assists with disciplinary actions by schools, expunctions and sealing of juvenile records, and provides assistance securing mental health services
  • No income guidelines or qualifications
  • For more information, e-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Houston Opal Mitchell Lee Property Preservation Project (OMLPPP)

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal assistance with wills, probate and intestate succession, property preservation and mortgage, tax issues, and foreclosure defense
  • Low-income only
  • E-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to determine eligibility

Galveston County

Houston Juvenile Justice Project

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal representation to juveniles in Class C misdemeanor student ticket cases, assists with disciplinary actions by schools, expunctions and sealing of juvenile records, and provides assistance securing mental health services
  • No income guidelines or qualifications
  • For more information, e-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Houston Opal Mitchell Lee Property Preservation Project (OMLPPP)

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal assistance with wills, probate and intestate succession, property preservation and mortgage, tax issues, and foreclosure defense
  • Low-income only
  • E-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to determine eligibility

Goliad County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Victoria TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Gonzales County

Gonzales Legal Clinic

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Victoria TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Grayson County

Sherman Legal Clinic

Guadalupe County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Austin TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Harris County

Houston, Baytown, and Pasadena Saturday Legal Advice Clinics

  • Hosted by Houston Volunteer Lawyers and the Houston Bar Association
  • Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month
  • Locations vary between Houston, Baytown, and Pasadena — see the website above for details
  • Starts at 9:00 a.m. (possibly 8:30 a.m.)
  • Low-income only
  • Civil legal issues only — no criminal matters or fee-generating cases such as personal injury claims

Houston Memorial Assistance Ministries Legal Advice Clinic

  • Hosted by Houston Volunteer Lawyers
  • Held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
  • Starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • Civil legal issues only — no criminal matters or fee-generating cases such as personal injury claims

Houston Veterans Legal Clinic

Houston South Texas College of Law Legal Clinics

  • Hosted by the South Texas College of Law in partnership with various legal assistance organizations
  • A variety of specialized legal clinics including civil practice clinics, domestic violence clinics, asylum and human trafficking clinics, animal law clinics, intellectual property clinics, mediation clinics, and wrongful conviction clinics
  • Contact the South Texas College of Law for information on how to get help — an initial intake screening is required by telephone or in person
  • TexasLawHelp.org also provides details and contact information about these legal clinics
  • From 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday
  • Spanish language assistance is available
  • Vietnamese language assistance is available

Houston Immigration Legal Services

  • Hosted by Catholic Charities' St. Francis Cabrini Center
  • Provide free on-site information sessions ("Charlas") 3 times per month — see the organization's website for dates and times
  • Provide low-cost or pro bono legal assistance
  • Immigration issues only — see the organization's website for elibility criteria

Houston Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Houston Neighborhood Tax Centers Clinic

Houston Juvenile Justice Project

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal representation to juveniles in Class C misdemeanor student ticket cases, assists with disciplinary actions by schools, expunctions and sealing of juvenile records, and provides assistance securing mental health services
  • No income guidelines or qualifications
  • For more information, e-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Houston Opal Mitchell Lee Property Preservation Project (OMLPPP)

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal assistance with wills, probate and intestate succession, property preservation and mortgage, tax issues, and foreclosure defense
  • Low-income only
  • E-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to determine eligibility

Houston Vietnamese Legal Clinic

Houston Chinese Legal Clinic

Houston Annual Wills Clinic

Hidalgo County

Edinburg Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Edinburg TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Irion County

Family Law Clinic

Jackson County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Victoria TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Kinney County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Del Rio TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Lavaca County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Victoria TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Liberty County

Houston Juvenile Justice Project

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal representation to juveniles in Class C misdemeanor student ticket cases, assists with disciplinary actions by schools, expunctions and sealing of juvenile records, and provides assistance securing mental health services
  • No income guidelines or qualifications
  • For more information, e-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Houston Opal Mitchell Lee Property Preservation Project (OMLPPP)

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal assistance with wills, probate and intestate succession, property preservation and mortgage, tax issues, and foreclosure defense
  • Low-income only
  • E-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to determine eligibility

McLennan County

Waco Legal Advice Clinic

Waco Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Immigration Clinic

Waco Veterans' Assistance Clinic

Menard County

Family Law Clinic

Montgomery County

Conroe Veterans Legal Clinic

Houston Juvenile Justice Project

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal representation to juveniles in Class C misdemeanor student ticket cases, assists with disciplinary actions by schools, expunctions and sealing of juvenile records, and provides assistance securing mental health services
  • No income guidelines or qualifications
  • For more information, e-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Houston Opal Mitchell Lee Property Preservation Project (OMLPPP)

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal assistance with wills, probate and intestate succession, property preservation and mortgage, tax issues, and foreclosure defense
  • Low-income only
  • E-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to determine eligibility

Nueces County

Corpus Christi Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Corpus Christi TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Refugio County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Victoria TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Runnels County

Family Law Clinic

Schleicher County

Family Law Clinic

Sterling County

Family Law Clinic

Tarrant County

Arlington Legal Clinic

Fort Worth Texas A&M Law Clinic

  • Hosted by the Texas A&M University School of Law
  • By appointment only during school semesters — must call to make an appointment; no e-mail applications
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday
  • Family law, Social Security, and SSI disability cases only
  • Low-income only
  • Assistance is from law students working under the supervision of licensed attorneys

Terrell County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Del Rio TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Tom Green County

San Angelo Family Law Clinic

Travis County

Austin Legal Advice and Intake Clinics

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Held every Monday and Wednesday (except on school holidays and other dates)
  • From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (applicants must sign in by 7:00 p.m.)
  • Spanish language interpreters are available
  • Sign language interpreters are available on certain days
  • Limited child-care is available
  • Low-income only
  • Civil legal issues only — no criminal or immigration matters

Austin Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans

  • Hosted by the Austin Bar Association
  • For veterans only
  • Held on the 2nd Monday of each month
  • From 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (applicants must sign in by 3:30 p.m.)
  • Brief legal advice only

Val Verde County

Del Rio Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Del Rio TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Victoria County

Victoria Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Victoria TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

Waller County

Hempstead Legal Clinic

  • Hosted by the Waller County Bar Association
  • Held every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 918 Austin Street in Hempstead
  • Anyone with a legal issue or question is welcome to speak with an attorney
  • To confirm dates, times, and locations, please call (979) 826-8484

Houston Juvenile Justice Project

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal representation to juveniles in Class C misdemeanor student ticket cases, assists with disciplinary actions by schools, expunctions and sealing of juvenile records, and provides assistance securing mental health services
  • No income guidelines or qualifications
  • For more information, e-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Houston Opal Mitchell Lee Property Preservation Project (OMLPPP)

  • Hosted by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
  • Provides free legal assistance with wills, probate and intestate succession, property preservation and mortgage, tax issues, and foreclosure defense
  • Low-income only
  • E-mail or call the Earl Carl Institute from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to determine eligibility

Webb County

Laredo Social Justice Night Court

Willacy County

Pro Se Divorce Clinic

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • For divorces only
  • Contact the Harlingen TRLA office for dates, times, eligibility, and availability

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