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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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Laredo

Asociacion Pro Servicios Sociales
406 Scott Street
Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (956) 724-6244
Fax: (956) 724-5458
Web: http://apsslar.org/
Email: info@apsslar.org
The Asociacion Pro Servicios Sociales’ immigration services provide low-cost immigration assistance. Services include preparation of official documents and correspondence on behalf of clients and translation of correspondence and other documents between English and Spanish. These include assisting individuals in filing citizenship applications, adjustment of status petitions for refugees and asylum applicants, and family reunification petitions for adjustment of status, VAWA, and DACA.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (Laredo office)
1702 Convent Avenue
Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (800) 369-2741
Phone: (956) 718-4600
Fax: (956) 727-8371
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 Laredo office serves La Salle, Webb and Zapata 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.

Longview

Lone Star Legal Aid (Longview Office)
140 East Tyler, Suite 150
Longview, TX 75601
Phone: (903) 758-9123
Phone: (800) 866-821
Fax: (903) 758-1817
Web: http://lonestarlegal.org/
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Longview office serves Camp, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Rusk and Upshur counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Lubbock

Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock
102 Avenue J
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 741-0409
Web: https://www.cclubbock.org/immigration
The Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock’s immigration program provides assistance with all immigration processes such as citizenship and replacement of legal permanent resident card, employment authorization card, and all family based categories, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Lubbock office)
1711 Avenue J
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 763-4557
Phone: (800) 933-4557
Fax: (806) 765-7201
Web: http://www.lanwt.org/lubbock.asp
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 Lubbock office serves Kent, Garza, Lynn, Terry, Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens and Yoakum 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.

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock
916 Main Street, # 103
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 762-2325
Web: http://www.lubbocklegalaid.org/
The Legal Aid Society of Lubbock works to afford low income clients of the South Plains with legal assistance, advocacy, and counsel in matters of family and elder law at free and/or reduced cost. They provide assistance with family law cases including, protective orders for victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault, adoption, divorce, child custody/child support, grandparent access, enforcement of current court orders and modification of court orders.

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