We've answered some common questions asked by people across Texas. We hope you find them useful.
I need a lawyer. Can you help me decide what kind of lawyer I need?
Yes, we can refer you to a lawyer who best matches your legal problem. You can also search for a lawyer yourself in our Find a Lawyer online directory.
How can I find an inexpensive lawyer, or lawyer who will work for free?
We do not keep a list of lawyers who are inexpensive, or who work for free (i.e., pro bono).
What we can do is refer you -- no charge for the referral -- to a lawyer or agency through our certified Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) to help with your legal problem. Our network of LRIS lawyers do not work for free. You negotiate with your lawyer about payment during your first meeting.
If you cannot afford a lawyer you might be eligible for free civil legal assistance through your local legal aid office. Click the link below for more information:
TexasLawHelp.org this free website includes legal forms and information intended for people who cannot afford civil legal services.
How can I find out if a lawyer has ever been disciplined by the State Bar for professional misconduct?
What information is available about a lawyer’s disciplinary history?
How do I file a grievance against my lawyer?
What do I do if my lawyer is not returning my calls?
How do I find a lawyer who is licensed both in Texas and another state?
The State Bar of Texas does not have a list of lawyers who are licensed in other states. We suggest that you contact the bar association in that state.
Visit the ABA website for a list of bar associations in each state: American Bar Association (ABA).
Where do I find information on tenant's rights, family law, or how to draft a living will?
We have a library of consumer legal information for the public on this website, and it's all free. Visit our pamphlets page.
Do you have the number for my local legal aid office?
Please call our main telephone number here at the State Bar of
We will provide you with the number of the legal aid office in your