The HBA has three legal handbooks available in English, Spanish, and Chinese for the public and some handbooks available in Vietnamese and Korean. These handbooks are prepared by attorneys who are experts in their respective fields, and are written in an easy to read, question and answer format. The handbooks are updated after every Texas Legislature session (every 2 years.) Click here for instructions to get handbooks mailed to your address.

Residents of Harris County are welcome to call the HBA’s LegalLine program for free, anonymous, simple legal advice over the phone from licensed volunteer attorneys. The program takes place on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in English, and the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Spanish, at (713) 759-1133.

Click here for a list of other free legal hotlines in Texas.

HBA Handbooks

Family Law Handbook

(Available as digital copies only. Printed copies are out of stock as of May 2019.)
English [Download PDF]

Vietnamese [Tải PDF]


Pro Se Litigant Handbook

Provided by the Harris County Law Library.

English [Download PDF]

Español [Descargar PDF]

Consumer Law Handbook

English [Download PDF]