Community Legal Resources

Legal Aid

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
If you are seeking assistance, you must apply online at:
Lone Star Legal Aid
Free civil legal help for low-income families and individuals.
For assistance, call the number above or apply online at:
NAACP Legal Redress Program
2002 Wheeler Ave.
No in-person clinics.  Complaints accepted via email at [email protected]
The Beacon – Beacon Law
Pro bono legal services for individuals facing homelessness, related to ID restoration, government benefits, affordable housing, employment, and consumer rights.

Texas Legal Services Center
Help with accessing public benefits, employment concerns, and much more.
Apply online to see if you qualify for help at

Legal Lines

Houston Bar Association Legal Line

Free Legal Advice:  Sign up at 

Consejos Legales:   Para inscribirse clic aquí

Texas Access and Visitation Hotline
866-292-4636 en Español también | M-F 1pm-5pm
Legal information in English and Spanish for parents across Texas


Lawyer Referral Services

Houston Lawyer Referral Service
713-237-9429| en Espanol Tambien
To request a referral, go to

Lawyer Referral & Information Service-State Bar of Texas

Domestic Abuse 

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Victim Advocacy Services:  free legal services and counseling
Battering Intervention and Prevention Program: educational services to help end the cycle of abuse

Houston Area Women's Center
Domestic Violence Hotline:  713-528-2121
Sexual Assault Hotline:          713-528-7273
Live Chat:

Harris County District Attorney's Office Family Criminal Law Division
713-274-0212|1310 Prairie St.| M-F 7am-5pm
Assistance with family-related crimes and applying for protective orders
Please note:   to file charges for a family violence offense, contact your local law enforcement agency first

Veterans Assistance

HBA Veterans Legal Initiative
Free legal advice and representation for United States veterans
In-person, free legal clinics for veterans and spouses of deceased veterans are currently suspended.  Visit to apply for assistance

Immigration Assistance

Houston Immigration Legal Services
833-468-4665| en Espanol Tambien
Immigration Rights Hotline:  833-468-4664

Catholic Charities' St. Francis Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance
Services to low-income immigrants/refugees

Tahirih Justice Center
713-496-0100| | 9am-5:30 pm
Free legal and social services for immigrant women and girls fleeing violence in the area