Austin Bar Association
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Austin, TX 78701
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For The Public

Advancing the administration of justice, enhancing the delivery of and access to quality legal services, and actively participating in the success of the Austin community at large.

The Austin legal community offers a wide variety of services for those in need. Explore the topics below to find those resources most appropriate for your needs.

Explore the resources below

Cancer Clinic

Persons with cancer or surviving cancer can receive pro bono estate planning legal services.

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If you feel you have been discriminated against because of a disability or need help with accessibility, legal services are available.

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Disaster relief

Assistance is available for Central Texans affected by disasters such as winter storms, floods, hurricanes, or fires.

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Domestic Violence

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, legal help and other services are available.

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Elder Law

Persons over age 60 can access legal services and a variety of information and assistance, some free or at reduced costs.

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Estate Planning & Probate

Peoples Law School Estate & Probate Videos

formerly incarcerated (Reentry resource guide)

Originally published in 2010 and available in both English and Spanish, AYLA’s “Reentry Resource Guide” is an invaluable tool for people who have been imprisoned or jailed. From immigration to licensing issues and a wide range of subjects in between, the guide strives to educate individuals released from incarceration on their rights, obligations, and options as they re-integrate into society. The guide is also a valuable resource for attorneys seeking an overview of this particular population’s legal issues.

The videos are available for viewing at In addition, website visitors can sign up for a free DVD copy of the video and download copies of the Resource Guide.

The Reentry Project videos were made possible by grants from the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Bar Foundation.

General Law

A variety of services are available to help you find an attorney, receive legal advice, and access information about the courthouse and jury duty.

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If you have a problem with your attorney or wish to file a complaint, the State Bar of Texas can assist you.

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If you or someone you know has questions about current immigration issues, legal help is here.

People’s Law School Immigration Videos
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Low Income

If you cannot afford an attorney, free (pro bono) legal services and clinics are available. Income verification may be required.

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Self-represented litigants

Residents of Travis County who are representing themselves in uncontested civil matters can find help at the Travis County Law Library and Self Help Center.

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If you or your spouse has served in the military, a variety of legal services are available, many at reduced costs or free.

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