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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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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

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