Website with law information for the public. Program of the Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) with others, including Pro Bono Net.
Primary geographic focus: Texas
Organization type(s): Online, Provider
TexasLawHelp.org is a website dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans. It is part of a broader effort within the national legal aid community to use technology, specifically the Internet, to enhance and expand the delivery of legal aid.
In 2013, the website attracted more than 815,000 unique visitors, with 5,900,000 pages viewed.
The Legal Services Corporation provided initial funding for the website. TexasLawHelp.org is a program of the Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC). TLSC is a non-profit law office founded in 1977 whose mission is to improve the quality of advocacy and expand availability of legal services for low-income Texans. The website is also supported by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Travis County Law Library, and Pro Bono Net.
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As COVID-19 Layoffs Increase Demand for Legal Aid, Providers Expect Precipitous Funding DropAngela Morris
Texas Lawbook, Law.com
March 25, 2020
Civil legal-aid providers across the country are expecting a flood of Americans to begin qualifying for legal aid because of mass layoffs arising from COVID-19 government shutdowns. Some will face serious legal issues, yet as the demand for legal aid increases, the bottom just dropped out of the legal-aid budget. When the federal government cut interest rates to spur the economy, that also zeroed out the interest rate for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, which is the traditional funding source for legal-aid providers.
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