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Where to Find Help

UPDATED September 13, 2016

Legal Assistance

Texas

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

 

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Abilene

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Abilene office)
500 Chestnut, Suite 901
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: (325) 677-8591
Phone: (800) 933-8591
Fax: (325) 676-9229
Web: http://www.lanwt.org/index.asp#.Va_lhqRVhHw
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Abilene office serves Stonewall, Nolan, Taylor, Mitchell, Scurry, Fischer, Jones, Haskell, Throck-Morton, Shackel-Ford, Stephens, Eastland and Callahan counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Alpine

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Alpine office)
114 North 6th
Alpine, TX 79830
Phone: (888) 988-9996
Phone: (432) 837-1199
Fax: (432) 837-9946
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Alpine office serves Brewster, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio and Reeves counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

Amarillo

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Amarillo office)
203 West 8th, Suite 600
Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone: (800) 373-6808
Phone: (806) 373-6808
Fax: (806) 376-8056
Web: http://www.lanwt.org
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Abilene office serves Armstrong, Carson, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith , Donley, Gray, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Wheeler counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Angleton

Lone Star Legal Aid (Angleton office)
126 North Velasco
Angleton, TX 77515
Phone: (979) 849-6464
Phone: (800) 244-5492
Web: http://www.lonestarlegal.org/
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Angleton office serves Brazoria, Colorado, Matagorda and Wharton counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Austin

Asian Family Support Services of Austin
P.O. Box 16254
Austin, TX 78761
Hotline: (877) 281-8371 or (512) 651-3743
Phone: (512) 358-6318
Fax: (512) 777-4539
Web: http://www.afssaustin.org
Email: saheli@saheli-austin.org
Asian Family Support Services of Austin, or AFSSA (formerly SAHELI), provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. AFSSA’s specific programs include: The Survivor Assistance Program, which provides crisis intervention services, advocacy for legal and immigration matters, individual and group counseling and hotline services, hospital accompaniment, help applying for protective orders and making police reports, therapeutic counseling and basic needs such as safety planning, food and shelter. The Economic Empowerment Program, which helps survivors find employment and access education to gain independence and become self-sufficient. The Legal Services Program, which helps increase access to legal services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking and providing direct representation in civil courts and administrative tribunals. Asian Family Support Services serves Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bastrop Counties.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas: Immigration Legal Services (Austin Office)
1625 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: (512) 651-6100
Phone: (512) 651-6125 (Consultation Scheduling)
Fax: (512) 651-6101
Web: https://www.ccctx.org/ils
Catholic Charities of Central Texas provides low-cost legal representation in immigration matters. Representation includes, but is not limited to family based immigration, permanent resident card replacement or renewal, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), visas for victims of crime and human trafficking, naturalization, and asylum. Clients must be at or below the 200% federal poverty guidelines to access services.

Family Violence Protection Team
Police Department: 715 East Eighth Street
Fire Department: 4201 Ed Bluestein Boulevard
Austin, TX 78721
Phone: (512) 974-8535
Web: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/family-violence-protection
Email: family.violence@austintexas.gov
The Family Violence Protection Team (FVPT) is a collaborative, community response to family violence that provides multiple services at one location. They improve access to law enforcement, counseling, crisis management and legal services for survivors of family violence and their children. The Family Violence Protection Team serves Travis County.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Austin office)
4920 North I-35
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (800) 369-9270
Phone: (512) 374-2700
Fax: (512) 447-3940
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Austin office serves Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 701
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 476-5550
Web: http://www.vlsoct.org/
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) is an organization that provides civil legal services to low-income people through attorney volunteers in Travis County. Their attorneys help people with cases such as helping victims of abuse end violent relationships, connecting persons with disabilities with medical and financial benefits, and keeping people out of homelessness by defending against wrongful evictions and foreclosures.

Beaumont

Lone Star Legal Aid (Beaumont office)
2345 IH-10 East, Suite 3
Beaumont, TX 77704-2552
Phone: (409) 835-4971
Phone: (800) 365-1861
Fax: (409) 835-5783
Web: http://www.lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Beaumont office serves Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty and Orange counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Belton

Lone Star Legal Aid (Belton office)
512 South Main Street
Belton, TX 76513
Hotline: (888) 674-4529
Phone: (254) 939-5773
Fax: (254) 939-3767
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Belton office serves Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas and Milam counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Brownsville

Cameron County Bar Association Pro Bono Project
1040 S Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78521-2447
Phone: (956) 546-5550
Fax: (956) 541-3313
Serves Cameron County residents in bankruptcy, consumer, elder law, employment law, housing, wills, family law, torts, terminating parental rights, real estate, juvenile, immigration, health, domestic violence, dissolution, custody, and adoption cases.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Brownsville office)
531 East St. Francis Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 982-5540
Fax: (956) 541-1410
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Brownsville office serves Cameron and Willacy counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Brownwood

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Brownwood Office)
300 North Fisk Avenue
Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: (325) 646-8659
Fax: (325) 646-6070
Web: http://www.lantw.org/
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. The Brownwood office serves Mills, Coleman, Brown, Comanche, San Saba and McCullough counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Bryan

Catholic Charities of Central Texas: Immigration Legal Services (Brazos Valley Office)
1410 Cavitt Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
Phone: (979) 822-9340
Fax: (979) 822-6754
Web: https://www.ccctx.org/ils
Catholic Charities of Central Texas provides low-cost legal representation in immigration matters. Representation includes, but is not limited to family based immigration, permanent resident card replacement or renewal, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), visas for victims of crime and human trafficking, naturalization, and asylum. Clients must be at or below the 200% federal poverty guidelines to access services.

Lone Star Legal Aid (Bryan office)
1714 East 29th Street
Bryan, TX 77802
Phone: (979) 775-5050
Phone: (800) 570-4773
Fax: (979) 775-5053
Web: http://www.lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Bryan office serves Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Lee, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Conroe

Lone Star Legal Aid (Conroe office)
412 West Lewis Street
Conroe, TX 77301
Phone: (936) 539-2130
Phone: (888) 595-8969
Fax: (936) 539-2144
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Conroe office serves Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker and Waller counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Corpus Christi

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Corpus Christi Pueblo office)
3825 Agnes Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Phone: (800) 840-3379
Phone: (361) 880-5420
Fax: (361) 883-7615
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Corpus Christi Pueblo office serves Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg and Nueces counties. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Dallas

Dallas Bar Association LegalLine
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 220-7476
Fax: (214) 220-7465
Web: http://www.dallasbar.org/legalline
The Dallas Bar Association LegalLine is a telephone hotline, where attorneys will answer legal questions for individuals for free. LegalLine is open on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Immigration & Legal Services of Catholic Charities of Dallas (Central Office)
9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 128
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: (214) 634-7182 (Immigration & Legal Services) or (214) 520-6590 (schedule appointment)
Phone: (214) 553-9909 (Refugee Services)
Fax: (214) 520-6590
Web: http://www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org
The Immigration & Legal Services (ILS) of Catholic Charities of Dallas provides legal assistance with Family Visa petitions, adjustment of status applications, consular visa processing, representation of survivor of domestic violence/victims of violent crimes, naturalization/citizenship applications, applications for Deferred Action fir Childhood Arrivals (DACA), permanent resident applications for refugees and asylees, document renewals and replacements, education and outreach about immigration law, legal orientations for custodians of unaccompanied children, and representation of certain unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings. The initial consultation fee is between $40 and $80 depending on the subject.

Immigration & Legal Services of Catholic Charities of Dallas (West Dallas Office)
2323 North Walton Walker Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214) 217-5600
Web: https://ccdallas.org/our-services/immigration-legal-services/
The Immigration & Legal Services (ILS) of Catholic Charities of Dallas provides legal assistance with Family Visa petitions, adjustment of status applications, consular visa processing, representation of survivor of domestic violence/victims of violent crimes, naturalization/citizenship applications, applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), permanent resident applications for refugees and asylees, document renewals and replacements, education and outreach about immigration law, legal orientations for custodians of unaccompanied children, and representation of certain unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings. The initial consultation fee is between $40 and $80 depending on the subject. The West Dallas Office is by appointment only.

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Dallas office)
1515 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 748-1234
Fax: (214) 748-1159
Web: http://www.lawnt.org
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Dallas office serves Dallas County. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically, they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Mil Mujeres
2351 West, Suite 3353
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: (469) 310-3030
Fax: (469) 283-1779
Web: https://www.milmujeres.org/
Email: dallas@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish and English-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

Mosaic Family Services
12225 Greenville Avenue, 800
Dallas, TX 75243
Hotline: (214) 823-4434
Phone: (214) 821-5393
Web: http://www.mosaicservices.org
Email: home@mosaicservices.org
Mosaic Family Services serves victims of trafficking, family violence, refugees, and unaccompanied minors. MFS offers legal services such as immigration and family law. MFS provides emergency housing, comprehensive client advocacy, counseling, community referrals within the Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas, and community education. Family Services serves Dallas County.

Del Rio

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Del Rio office)
902 East 11th Street
Del Rio, TX 78841
Phone: (800) 369-0489
Phone: (830) 774-8300
Fax: (830) 768-0997
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Del Rio office serves Kinney, Terrell and Val Verde counties. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Denton

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Denton office)
625 Dallas Drive, Suite 350
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: (800) 955-1407
Phone: (940) 383-1406
Fax: (940) 382-7797
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Denton office serves Jack, Wise, Denton, Cooke and Montague counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement

Eagle Pass

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Eagle Pass office)
542 E. Main Street
Eagle Pass, TX 78853
Phone: (800) 369-0467
Phone: (830) 752-6400
Fax: (830) 773-5806
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Eagle Pass office serves Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, Maverick, Uvalde and Zavala counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Edinburg

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Edinburg office)
316 South Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (800) 369-0437
Phone: (956) 393-6200
Fax: (956) 383-4688
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Edinburg office serves Hidalgo, Jim Hogg and Starr counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

El Paso

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services (DMRS)
2400A East Yandell Drive
El Paso, TX 79903
Phone: (915) 532-3975
Fax: (915) 532-4071
Web: http://www.dmrs-ep.org/
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services (D.M.R.S.) provides legal assistance to individuals and families facing removal (formerly deportation) from the U.S., individuals seeking to attain citizenship, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions (I-360), U visa/Nonimmigrant Status applications (I-918), T visa/nonimmigrant status applications, and assistance with the family-based immigration process, with special focus on the unification and reunification of families and on victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. The consultation fee is $50 for those who do not qualify for free legal services.

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
1500 East Yandell Drive
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: (915) 544-5126
Fax: (915) 544-4041
Web: http://www.las-americas.org/
Email: administrator@las-americas.org
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center provides low-cost immigration services to low-income immigrants. Services include family-based immigration, victims of crimes (domestic violence and human trafficking), and asylum. These services include consultation, adjustment of status, petition for relatives, removal of conditions, citizenship, work authorization, residency renewal, suspension of deportation, court appearances, change of venue, and more.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (El Paso office)
1331 Texas Avenue
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: (800) 369-2792
Phone: (915) 585-5100
Fax: (915) 544-3789
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The El Paso office serves El Paso and Hudspeth counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Fort Worth

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Fort Worth office)
600 East Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (800) 955-3959
Phone: (817) 336-3943
Fax: (817) 877-0804
Web: http://www.lanwt.org
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Fort Worth office serves Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Erath, Hoco and Johnson counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Tarrant County Bar Association LegalLine
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (817) 335-1239
Fax: (817) 335-9238
Web: http://tarrantbar.org/community/legalline-3/
The Tarrant County Bar Association LegalLine is a telephone hotline, where attorneys will answer legal questions for individuals for free. LegalLine is open on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Galveston

Lone Star Legal Aid (Galveston Office)
2200 Market Street, Suite 301
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (800) 551-3712
Phone: (409) 763-0381
Fax: (409) 762-5739
Web: http://www.lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Galveston office serves Chambers and Galveston counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Harlingen

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Harligen office)
308 East Harrison Avenue
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (800) 369-2651
Phone: (956) 364-3800
Fax: (956) 423-2674
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Harlingen office serves Cameron and Willacy counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Houston

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 224-9911
Fax: (713) 429-4363
Web: http://www.avda-tx.org
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) provides services to victims of domestic and sexual abuse, regardless of income level. Services include legal representation for protective orders, divorce, child support, and child custody, crisis intervention, advocacy and support, financial assistance for emergency shelter, food, transportation and more, individual and group counseling for survivors and their children, as well as funds for education and training. AVDA serves Harris County.

Houston Bar Association LegalLine
Houston, TX 7002
Phone: (713) 759-1133
Fax: (713)759-1710
Web: https://www.hba.org/legalline/
The Houston Bar Association LegalLine is a free telephone hotline for residents of Harris County who have legal questions. LegalLine takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Houston Refugee Pro Bono Project
6300 West Park Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 339-9015
Intakes are on Wednesdays between 9am and 12pm. No appointment is necessary. Consultations are $40 unless you are a victim of domestic violence or seeking asylum.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
1111 Bagby, Suite FLB300
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 228-0732 (Intake)
Phone: (713) 228-0735 (Office)
Fax: (713) 228-5826
Web: http://www.makejusticehappen.org/
Email: info@hvlp.org
They provide free legal aid to low-income residents of Harris County by connecting them with volunteer lawyers. They assist with cases regarding family law, guardianship, estate planning, probate, tax disputes with the IRS, landlord/tenant disputes, homeownership and consumer/bankruptcy.

Legal Advocacy and Outreach
405 Main Street, Suite 911
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 224-9911
Provides free legal services. Call to make an appointment with an advocate for a legal intake.

Lone Star Legal Aid
1415 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 652-0077
Phone: (800) 733-8394
Fax: (713) 652-3814
Web: http://www.lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Houston office serves Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Lone Star Legal Aid (Houston Branch Office)
1415 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (800) 733-8394
Phone: (713) 652-0077
Fax: (713) 652-3814
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org/
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Houston office serves Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

University of Houston Law Center
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: (713) 743-2094
Fax: (713) 743-2195
Web: http://www.law.uh.edu/clinic/contacts.asp
Email: lawclinic@uh.edu
Call ahead to find out if the clinic is taking cases.

Laredo

Asociacion Pro Servicios Sociales
406 Scott Street
Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (956) 724-6244
Fax: (956) 724-5458
Web: http://apsslar.org/
Email: info@apsslar.org
The Asociacion Pro Servicios Sociales’ immigration services provide low-cost immigration assistance. Services include preparation of official documents and correspondence on behalf of clients and translation of correspondence and other documents between English and Spanish. These include assisting individuals in filing citizenship applications, adjustment of status petitions for refugees and asylum applicants, and family reunification petitions for adjustment of status, VAWA, and DACA.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Laredo office)
1702 Convent Avenue
Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (800) 369-2741
Phone: (956) 718-4600
Fax: (956) 727-8371
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Laredo office serves La Salle, Webb and Zapata counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Longview

Lone Star Legal Aid (Longview Office)
140 East Tyler, Suite 150
Longview, TX 75601
Phone: (903) 758-9123
Phone: (800) 866-821
Fax: (903) 758-1817
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org/
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Longview office serves Camp, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Rusk and Upshur counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Lubbock

Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock
102 Avenue J
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 741-0409
Web: https://www.cclubbock.org/immigration
The Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock’s immigration program provides assistance with all immigration processes such as citizenship and replacement of legal permanent resident card, employment authorization card, and all family based categories, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Lubbock office)
1711 Avenue J
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 763-4557
Phone: (800) 933-4557
Fax: (806) 765-7201
Web: http://www.lanwt.org/lubbock.asp
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Lubbock office serves Kent, Garza, Lynn, Terry, Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens and Yoakum counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock
916 Main Street, # 103
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 762-2325
Web: http://www.lubbocklegalaid.org/
The Legal Aid Society of Lubbock works to afford low income clients of the South Plains with legal assistance, advocacy, and counsel in matters of family and elder law at free and/or reduced cost. They provide assistance with family law cases including, protective orders for victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault, adoption, divorce, child custody/child support, grandparent access, enforcement of current court orders and modification of court orders.

McKinney

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (McKinney office)
901 North McDonald Street, Suite 702
McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: (972) 542-9405
Phone: (800) 906-3045
Web: http://www.lanwt.org
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the McKinney office serves Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt and Rockwall counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Midland

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Midland office)
212 North Main Street, Suite 101
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: (800) 926-5630
Phone: (915) 686-0647
Fax: (432) 334-6848
Web: http://www.lanwt.org/midland.asp
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Midland office serves Glasscock, Howard, Martin, Midland, Reagan, Upton counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Nacogdoches

Lone Star Legal Aid (Anderson office)
414 East Pillar Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: (936) 560-1455
Phone: (800) 354-1889
Web: http://www.lonestarlegal.org/
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. Lone Star provides services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills. Counties Serving: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabin, San Augustin, Shelby, and Tyler Intake and office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lone Star Legal Aid (Nacogdoches Office)
414 East Pillar Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: (800) 354-1889
Phone: (936) 560-1455
Fax: (936) 560-5385
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Nacogdoches office serves Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabin, San Augustine, Shelby and Tyler counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Odessa

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Odessa office)
620 North Grant, Suite 410
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (900) 955-1207
Phone: (432) 332-1207
Fax: (432) 334-6848
Web: http://www.lanwt.org/odessa.asp
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Odessa office serves Loving, Andrews, Winkler, Ector, Crane and Ward counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Paris

Lone Star Legal Aid (Paris Branch office)
164 6th Street SouthEast
Paris, TX 75460
Phone: (800) 925-5802
Phone: (903) 785-8711
Fax: (903) 785-5990
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org/
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Paris office serves Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River and Titus counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Plainview

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Plainview office)
305 West 7th Street
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (800) 955-8491
Phone: (806) 293-8491
Fax: (806) 296-0786
Web: http://www.lanwt.org
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Plainview office serves Parmer, Bailey, Castro, Swisher, Lamb, Hale, Floyd, Briscoe, Hall and Motley counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Rockwall

Rockwall County Legal Clinic
Robert Reeves Social Service Center
102 South First Street, Upper level
Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: (972) 542-9405
Web: http://www.lanwt.org/Clinic-Detail.asp?VAR_OFFICES=McKinney&ID=29#.V64LE6IkquQ
General civil intake, including family law, wills and estates, landlord/tenant cases, public benefits, federal tax, and real property matters. 3rd Tuesday of each month, 4-7 p.m.

San Angelo

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (San Angelo office)
17 South Chadbourne, Suite 403
San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: (844) 252-7999
Phone: (325) 653-6982
Fax: (915) 655-9012
Web: http://www.lanwt.org
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the San Angelo office serves Stering, Coke, Runnels, Irion, Tom Green, Schleicher, Menard and Concho counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

San Antonio

RAICES
1305 North Flores Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 222-0964 (San Antonio Flores) or (210) 226-772 (San Antonio North)
Phone: (361) 693-5838 (Corpus) or (512) 994-2199 (Austin) or (817) 717-9377 (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
Web: https://www.raicestexas.org/
RAICES provides free and low-cost legal services to undeserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Central and South Texas. Legal services include a residency and citizenship program, children's program, assistance to asylum and adult crime victims, and an emergency refugee shelter.

St. Mary's University School of Law - Center for Legal and Social Justice
2507 Northwest 36th Street
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: (210) 431-2596
Web: https://law.stmarytx.edu/academics/special-programs/center-legal-social-justice/
St. Mary’s University School of Law provides a Civil Justice Clinic where law students provide legal assistance regarding civil cases. They take a range of types of cases. For intake call: (210) 431-2596.

St. Mary's University School of Law Immigration & Human Rights Clinic
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: (210) 431-2596
Phone: (800) 267-4848
Fax: (210) 431-5700
The Immigration & Human Rights Clinic represents individuals in removal proceedings in San Antonio and the surrounding detention centers as well as individuals in VAWA, U visas, T visas, and other applications before USCIS.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (San Antonio office)
1111 North Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (800) 369-0356
Phone: (210) 212-3700
Fax: (210) 212-3774
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The San Antonio office serves Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Crockett, Edwards, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Sutton and Wilson counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Sinton

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Sinton office)
113 East Sinton Street
Sinton, TX 78387
Phone: (800) 420-1994
Phone: (361) 364-1133
Fax: (361) 364-5747
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Sinton office serves Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen and San Patricio counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Texarkana

Lone Star Legal Aid (Texarkana office)
1425 College Drive, Suite 100
Texarkana, TX 75503
Phone: (800) 568-3857
Phone: (903) 793-7661
Fax: (903) 792-2150
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Texarkana office serves Bowie and Cass counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Tyler

Lone Star legal Aid (Tyler office)
110 North College, Suite 302
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: (800) 248-0048
Phone: (903) 595-4781
Fax: (903) 595-3370
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Tyler office serves Henderson, Rains, Smith, Van Zandt and Wood counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Victoria

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Victoria office)
6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 302
Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: (800) 234-1274
Phone: (361) 226-5542
Fax: (361) 576-1633
Web: http://www.trla.org
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas. The Victoria office serves Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties. The majority of TRLA clients are low-income women and children who are victims of domestic violence and who need assistance in escaping violence and remaining violence-free. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Waco

Lone Star Legal Aid (Waco office)
900 Austin Avenue
7th Floor
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (800) 299-5596
Phone: (254) 756-7944
Fax: (254) 756-3381
Web: http://www.lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Waco office serves Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, McLennan and Navarro counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Waxahachie

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Waxahachie office)
110 East Main Street, Suite 200
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Hotline: (866) 614-3344
Phone: (972) 923-3344
Web: https://internet.lanwt.org/locations/waxahachie
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Waxahachie office serves Ellis and Kaufman counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Wichita Falls

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Wichita Falls office)
710 Lamar Street, #300
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone: (940) 723-5542
Phone: (800) 926-5542
Fax: (940) 723-1551
Web: http://www.lanwt.org
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Wichita Falls office serves Childress, Cottle, King, Knox, Baylor, Archer, Foard, Young, Clay, Wichita, Wilbarger and Hardeman. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

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