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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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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.

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