Legal Resources for Veterans

Find a TLTV Legal Clinic

If there is not a TLTV legal clinic in your area or you are not eligible to attend, at most the State Bar can offer you referrals to low-cost civil legal services agencies in your area. The State Bar does not provide direct legal services, represent individuals in legal matters, maintain a list of pro bono attorneys, or match individuals with pro bono attorneys. Please understand that funding for legal services is extremely limited and as a result, programs must turn away many with serious legal needs. For a listing of legal service providers by county, see the Referral Directory for Low-Income Texans

If you do not qualify for legal aid, contact the Lawyer Referral Information Service at 1-800-252-9690. Through the Lawyer Referral Information Service, a person may have a thirty-minute consultation with an attorney for $20. At the end of the consultation, the attorney and individual may discuss possible representation and price structure. Please understand that the Lawyer Referral Information Service is not a pro bono or reduced-fee program. LRIS serves over 246 counties in Texas and assists more than 60,000 callers each year. If they do not serve your county, they will refer you to a certified lawyer referral program that does. Certified Lawyer Referral Services in Texas

Additional Resources:

Texas Legal Answers
The site allows individuals who meet certain financial guidelines and who need basic legal guidance to log on, post questions, and have them answered by volunteer attorneys across the state. Individuals with complex legal matters will be referred to legal aid agencies for more in-depth assistance.

State Bar of Texas Pamphlets
These resources offer introductory information about legal topics, but cannot substitute for the advice of a lawyer.

Texas Legal
A statewide, nonprofit legal benefit plan founded by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas State Legislature as an effort to better meet the legal needs of Texans.

TexasLawHelp.org
A website for low-income Texans with free information and family law, protective order, and other self-help legal forms

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Serves the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area and NorthWest Texas.

Lone Star Legal Aid
Serves the Houston area and East Texas.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Serves the Austin/ San Antonio area, El Paso area, and South Texas.

Texas Specialty Courts
The Governor's Criminal Justice Division maintains a list of current specialty court programs, which includes veterans court programs.

HEROES for Children in Military Families
From the Office of the Texas Attorney General, this program offers service members, veterans, and their families enhanced, personalized assistance in addressing paternity establishment, child support, and parenting time (custody/visitation) matters.

Legal Hotline for Texans/Veterans Hotline: (800) 622-2520; fax (512) 477-6576 
The Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project is a Texas Legal Services Center project to expand the availability of legal assistance to low-income Texas Veterans and their families, with a focus on outreach to disabled Veterans living in rural areas of the state. Please note there are certain eligibility guidelines which can be found here.

The People's Lawyer 
Provides resources on a number of civil legal topics.

Stateside Legal 
This website is designed to help military service members, veterans, and their families gain access to their benefits, find free legal help, and better understand their legal issues.