For additional advice:
Family Law Information Booth, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon and 1:30-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, Harris County Civil Courthouse (201 Caroline) 17th Floor.
This information booth, operated by Houston Volunteer Lawyers, offers legal help to visitors who need help with family law issues.
Harris County Law Library, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, 1019 Congress 17th Floor.
In addition to offering free self-help resources digitally and in print, the law library hosts attorneys from Houston Volunteer Lawyers for legal advice, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 noon.
Texas Immigrant Rights Hotline, 2-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Timely and accurate information about changing immigration laws and referrals to legal services providers and attorneys. The hotline is staffed by volunteer attorneys, law students, and BIA accredited representatives.
1 (888) 507-2970 | Visit Site
Saturday Legal Clinics, 9 a.m., two Saturdays per month, locations vary.
Houston Volunteer Lawyers holds semimonthly walk-in clinics offering free legal advice to the first 75 visitors. These clinic locations are different each time they are held; times may be subject to change as well. Click here for dates, times and locations.
(713) 228-0735 | Visit Site
Veterans Legal Initiative.
The HBA offers free legal services to active duty military, veterans, and spouses of deceased veterans through this program. In addition to advice clinics at the DeBakey VA Medical Center every Friday afternoon, volunteers also staff semimonthly, traveling clinics for veterans on Saturdays. Click here to see the traveling clinic schedule.
(713) 759-1133 | Visit Page
Other Legal Hotlines.
The Texas State Law Library’s official list of free legal hotlines. This list is especially handy if you do not live in Harris County, if you need help in a specific field, or if our LegalLine hours do not work for you.
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Houston Lawyer Referral Service.
One of the HBA’s ancillary organizations. Call to receive a free referral to an attorney for a civil or criminal case, and a 30-minute consultation with an attorney for $20 (paying attorney’s normal fees afterward).
(713) 237-9429 | Visit Site
Houston Volunteer Lawyers.
One of the HBA’s ancillary organizations. Callers who meet low-income qualifications can be referred to an attorney who may represent their civil case on a pro bono basis.
(713) 228-0732 | Visit Site
Dispute Resolution Center.
One of the HBA’s ancillary organizations. Services are free and include community-based mediation, court-ordered mediation, arbitration, and moderated settlement conferences. Trained mediators and moderators help parties reach agreement before the problem leads to a costly lawsuit or violence.
(713) 755-8274 | Visit Site
Lone Star Legal Aid.
An attorney referral service run by the State Bar of Texas, this program provides low-income Texans with pro bono representation for certain types of civil cases.
(713) 652-0077 | Visit Site
State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral & Information Service.
An attorney referral service run by the State Bar of Texas, which operates in almost every county in Texas. Provides referrals to civil and criminal attorneys for regular fees. Apply over the phone or online.
1 (800) 252-9690 M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Visit Site
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