About LegalLine

LegalLine is a community service outreach program created by the Houston Bar Association in 1985. This hotline is designed to help the people of Houston receive simple legal advice, answers to legal questions and referrals to helpful resources over the telephone, at no cost to the caller. All volunteers are Texas-licensed attorneys. Our volunteer attorneys specialize in a variety of fields, including family law. The volunteers remain anonymous.

The HBA is holding virtual LegalLine sessions on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. To receive legal advice from an attorney over the phone at no cost, please follow these steps:

  1. Click here to go to the signup form and pick an available date and time slot to receive your phone call. Note: your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email with the subject line, "Confirmation: Legal Advice Over the Phone."
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  2. Be sure you are free to take a phone call from an anonymous phone number during the time slot you select.

You can confirm the date and time of the next LegalLine by consulting our website calendar or calling the HBA office at (713) 759-1133.

Any resident of Harris County or surrounding areas may sign up for LegalLine.

If you do not live in the area, you may call, but note that the laws in your place of residence may differ from those in Houston. To learn more about LegalLine, call the HBA office at (713) 759-1133 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and the staff will be happy to give you the information you need.