Austin Bar Association
712 W. 16th Street
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.

Disaster Relief

Legal assistance is available for victims of the recent hurricane. The State Bar of Texas has set up a hotline. If you need assistance, please call 1.800.504.7030.  CLICK HERE for a full list of resources provided by the State Bar.

Texas Law Help provides Hurricane Harvey disaster relief and recovery information.

Volunteers were mobilized to help at the local shelter for hurricane victims, but the immediate need has passed.  Please stay tuned for information about staffing future clinics as the victims return to their homes and assess the damage.
Questions about volunteering? Contact Amy Welborn, or  click here to  volunteer through the State Bar of Texas
Click here for Resource Materials for Responding to Legal Questions from Those Affected by Disasters.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Toll Free Disaster Hotline: 1-866-757-1570

Below are some legal resources and guides for Central Texans affected by disasters.

10 tips from the IRS for deducting losses from a disaster
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Disaster Resources
Disaster Documents Checklist
Renter’s Rights
Renter’s Rights (Spanish)
Flood Insurance
Flood Insurance (Spanish)
Home Repair Scams
Home Repair Scams (Spanish)
Homeowners Insurance
Homeowners Insurance (Spanish)
Rights of Homeowners
Rights of Homeowners (Spanish)
Property Taxes
Property Taxes (Spanish)
Legal Issues Checklist for Disaster Victims
Employment Rights
Casualty Loss Deduction
Small Business Recovery
Finding Lost Pets

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