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.

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This free online legal advice website is provided by the State Bar of Texas and Texas Legal Services Center. It allows low-income Texans to post questions about their civil legal issues and receive answers from volunteer Texas attorneys.

If you need a lawyer, contact the State Bar’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service at 800-252-9690 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

If you can’t afford an attorney, please consult this Referral Directory for Low-Income Texans for legal service providers by county.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low income residents in 68 counties of Southwest Texas. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements.


Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS)

VLS  holds regular free legal advice clinics (with some exceptions due to holidays, etc.):

  1. Every Wednesday at Webb Middle School (6401 E. St. Johns Avenue) in Austin beginning at 6:00 p.m.;
  2. The first Tuesday of every month at the Bastrop Public Library in Bastrop beginning at 5:30 p.m.; and
  3. The second Tuesday of every month at the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos in San Marcos beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Advice cannot be given for criminal or immigration-related matters. Childcare, Spanish translation, security, and free parking are provided at the  Wednesday clinic in Austin.  Spanish translation and free parking are provided at the Bastrop and San Marcos clinics. Check the VLS website for more details and to confirm clinic dates and locations.


Texas Law Help

This free online guide offers civil legal information to Texans who cannot afford legal help. Learn about your rights, available self-help resources, and organizations that provide free and low-cost legal aid.

Equal Justice Center

The Equal Justice Centers’ mission is to empower low-income workers, families, and communities to achieve fair treatment in the workplace and in the justice system, regardless of immigration status.

Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of Central Texas

Match Program:  LRS offers this reduced fee program for family law matters, uncontested guardianship cases, and drafting simple wills.  To qualify, please contact LRS.

Limited Scope Referrals:  When you are willing and able to represent yourself (pro se) in a family law matter, such as divorce, but need advice and guidance from a lawyer on a limited basis, limited scope representation may work for you. This is a flat fee service which may include document review, coaching, assisting with negotiations, and representation in court on a limited basis.

To learn more about these LRS programs, call 512.472.8303 or 1.866.303.8303



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