Waxahachie’s Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides residents with a voice


The non-profit organization provides free legal services to low-income residents in 114 counties and have operated in Waxahachie since the late 1990′s.
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Andrew Branca
Waxahachie Daily Light (TX)
April 23, 2018
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Northwest Texas


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Heidi Marsala, managing attorney, stated Legal Aid provides a variety of legal services to its clients.

“We are able to assist with most civil litigation. Nothing criminal. No personal injury. Nothing political. No class actions. Most of our cases are something that we would not want to compete with a private bar,” Marsala emphasized. “We are wanting to stabilize families and want them to maintain their living arrangements, help them get out of domestic violence situations to be safe. Help them be able to obtain and maintain employment.”

Even though Legal Aid can only help with civil cases, exceptions can be made for immigration matters relating to domestic violence, human trafficking, or other U-Visa or Violence Against Women’s Act issues.