Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC)

Established in 1977 by Texas Project Directors, facilitates communications between programs and works on client issues of statewide concern.
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Primary geographic focus: Texas
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: TLSC
Tags: Poverty

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) is a non-profit legal office which provides assistance and training to poverty law advocates and their clients in the areas of litigation support, education and communication.

TLSC sponsors projects that assist individuals in Texas and, in some cases, nationwide. TLSC manages Texas Law Help and Texas Lawyers Help which are statewide web initiatives to increase access to justice.


News Story

Lawmakers, Courts Consider Ways to Help People Who Can’t Afford Lawyers

Johnathan Silver
Texas Tribune
September 15, 2016
Ahead of the next legislative session, lawmakers and legal service providers are looking for ways to make the legal process easier for those who represent themselves.

News Story

Poor Texans left in dark as state electricity aid program ends

Jim Malewitz
Texas Tribune
January 5, 2017
Low-income Texans are struggling to come to grips with the demise of a longstanding program that helped them pay their electricity bills.

News Story

As COVID-19 Layoffs Increase Demand for Legal Aid, Providers Expect Precipitous Funding Drop

Angela 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.

News Story

A gap in federal unemployment benefits is now unavoidable. Here’s why.

July 23, 2020

News Story

A gap in federal unemployment benefits is now unavoidable. Here’s why.

Katherine Landergan, Rebecca Rainey
July 23, 2020

News Story

Can you be evicted during the pandemic? It depends on your ZIP code

Annie Nova
August 25, 2020

News Story

Texas regulators vote to ban residential utility shut-offs during pandemic while buoying companies

Kiah Collier, Jeremy Schwartz
Texas Tribune, ProPublica
March 26, 2020

News Story

Texas Legal Aid Providers launch One-Stop-Shop to support renters

October 21, 2020

Blog Post

Closing the ‘Justice Gap’

Lonnie A. Powers
Huffington Post
July 11, 2014
This blog post details the way technology and self-help centers are helping expand access to justice.

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