There are three primary organizations that provide free legal advice and representation to families as well as lower income individuals in Texas. Seniors as well as other vulnerable residents, such as the disabled, can almost always get assistance regardless of their income. The lawyers from the firms all proudly provide free civil legal services to eligible low and moderate income residents across the state.
All three law organizations are I.R.C. Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt Texas Corporations. They raise their funds from a variety of sources, but they primarily include the Legal Services Corporation, the United Way, and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. They also accept private donations and grants from both private as well as other government agencies.
While each firm will have its own programs in place, in general all three operate a telephone intake service and they also conduct community face to face visits. There will be appointments held at several locations throughout the specific part of Texas that they serve. Find details on the legal services they offer, as well as their contact information below, and how to meet with an attorney.
This often includes any legal issue that people may have with their home or apartment. The organizations will provide free legal assistance to clients in order to prevent homelessness, keep their homes safe, offer foreclosure counseling, support people with landlord issues and more. Some examples of the legal advice that individuals can get include help with:
Free legal assistance is offered to help people deal with many of the financial issues they deal with on a daily basis. So the term consumer often refers to debts, unpaid loans, and certain housing issues. The cases covered include the following.
Attorneys who are responsible for cases that fall into several areas of practice including consumer, tax law, real estate, and civil litigation will provide advice. The objective is to ensure that families in Texas have access to the financial assistance programs they need, and that they do not have their benefits unfairly denied or terminated.
Staff from the multiple law firms that operate in Texas will help the client apply for state and federal entitlement programs. They will ensure that the household gets all the benefits that they qualify for. Lawyers provide free advice and support in applying for SSI disability, section 8 housing, SNAP food stamps, and many other benefit programs. If a case has been denied, a review will take place.
This will usually focus on legal services being offered to victims of domestic violence. In addition, lawyers will be available to focus on protecting, preserving, supporting, and stabilizing the lives and rights of families. In particular, they focus on what remains of families that may have been ripped apart by tragedies and / or domestic violence. Lawyers in Texas can help with:
Lawyers can help clients with both preserving and protecting access to health care. One of the more common requests is applying for the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare in Texas. Attorneys are involved in helping clients with their health care benefits, dealing with insurance companies, medical bills and debts, and they can assist with programs for the elderly and low income. Some of the legal services and representation offered can help with legal matters including:
Clients can receive counsel from attorneys that can help them with protecting employees rights in the workplace. These pro-bono law firms and organizations can also ensure that access is provided to benefit programs for the unemployed, unskilled, as well as the underemployed.
Those low and moderate income persons that are eligible for either federal or Texas government programs can get help. Attorneys will provide legal assistance and advice so that the most needy members of our community can take advantage of these public offerings.
Receive free legal assistance in dealing with issues affecting the elderly, senior citizens, and retirees. They usually need help with issues including health care, abuse, medical and hospital bills and debts, Medicare, and nursing home problems.
This will ensure people have access to our fundamental institutions and government programs at the federal, state, and local levels. The state, or federal government, can never deny an application based on age, race, or religion. Many immigrants in Texas often seek free legal aid for these issues.
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas serves the western, central and northwest part of the state, including Dallas, Abilene, Lubbock, Fort Worth, and more. A focus is on housing issues, including offering free legal support in stopping evictions and dealing with landlords in the region. But other services are offered too. Contact them at 888-529-5277.
Lonestar Legal Aid provide free legal advice and services to the eastern and Gulf Coast regions (southeast) parts of Texas, including Houston and Galveston Texas. Contact them 800-733-8394 for more information or to apply. Or for more details on their services, read more.
The group that aids residents of residents of Southwest and Southern Texas is RioGrande Legal Aid. They are another nonprofit organization that provides free legal services and can be reached at 1-888-988-9996.
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