Texas (TX) Civil Legal Aid

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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

Access Justice Houston -- Non-profit law firm dedicated to expanding affordable legal services in Houston Texas. AJH serves modest means clients, providing legal services on a reduced fee calculated on a sliding scale.

American Gateways (Austin, TX) -- Consists of non-profit providers of immigration legal services in the nation. Founded in 1987 as the Political Asylum Project of Austin by attorneys and community leaders.

Beacon Law (Houston) -- Pro bono legal assistance program of the Beacon, a nonprofit launched in 2005 that serves the poor and homeless in Houston and Harris County.

Catholic Charities of Dallas -- Serves, advocates for, and empowers people in need regardless of race, religion, age, gender, or national origin and calls the community to action. Founded in 1981.

DiFilippo Holistic Law Center (Austin) -- Public charity non-profit law firm serving Texas. Civil legal representation based on affordable flat-rate fees.

Equal Justice Center (TX) -- A non-profit law firm and employment justice organization which empowers low-income families, workers, and communities.

Greater Waco Legal Services (TX) -- Texas nonprofit founded by the former head of Mission Waco Legal Services.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers -- The pro bono legal aid arm of the Houston Bar Association.


Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

Border Network for Human Rights (Texas) (BNHR) -- Founded in 1998, BNHR serves Texas and southern NM and is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations located at the U.S./Mexico Border.

South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) -- National effort to provide pro bono legal services to asylum seekers detained in South Texas. ProBAR is a joint project of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Texas Access to Justice Commission (TATJ) -- Created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 2001 and charged with developing and implementing initiatives designed to expand access to, and enhance the quality of, justice.

Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) -- Leading funding source for legal aid in Texas. With TAJF funding, legal aid organizations provide assistance in civil matters to more than 100,000 low-income Texas families each year.


Other Information Sources

Access to Justice Initiative: Texas Access to Justice Commission (TATJ)

LSC state grantee profile: LSC-Funded Programs in Texas

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: Texas

American Bar Association: Resources for people without a lawyer in Texas


Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids
June 21, 2018 | Washington Post | Kevin Sieff | News Story

Millions Raised For Immigrants Will Be Used To Provide Legal Support
June 21, 2018 | National Public Radio (NPR) | Mary Louise Kelly | Audio, Interview

How a Child Moves Through a Broken Immigration System
June 20, 2018 | WIRED | Emily Dreyfuss , Issie Lapowsky | News Story

Migrants Keep Crossing Southern U.S. Border, Undeterred by Risks
June 19, 2018 | Wall Street Journal (WSJ) | Alicia Caldwell , Juan Montes | News Story

Two Low-Income Renters-Turned-Homeowners In West Dallas Are Suing Their Former Landlord
June 5, 2018 | KERA (TX) | Courtney Collins | Audio, News Story

Waxahachie’s Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides residents with a voice
April 23, 2018 | Waxahachie Daily Light (TX) | Andrew Branca | Profile

New Nonprofit Firm the First Founded by Baby Lawyers
April 2, 2018 | Texas Lawyer | Angela Morris | News Story

Proposed cut for legal aid for low-income Americans hurts programs for poor
March 20, 2018 | KRIS-TV (Corpus Christi) | Roland Rodriguez | News Story, Video

Experiment with post-Harvey housing helps far fewer than expected
March 9, 2018 | Houston Chronicle | Rebecca Elliott , James Drew | News Story