Legal Resources

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No Cost or Low Cost Legal Advice & Representation

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas / español
Free legal assistance for general and family law.

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas In-Person Legal Advice Clinics / español  
Free legal advice from a licensed attorney.

Texas RioGrande Legal Assistance / español / Access to Justice Hotline: 888-988-9996
Civil matters such as family law, fraud, housing foreclosure, and tenant-landlord conflicts.

TRLA Special Programs 

Texas Law Help / español
Free legal information.  

Legal Help Finder / español
Search by County and legal topic (e.g., family, name change, debt, individual rights).

Legal Clinic Calendar
Calendar of clinics to answer legal questions and find referrals.

Texas Legal Services Center / español 888-343-4414
Legal advice, education, and representation are provided at no cost. 
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State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Service 800-252-9690
Get matched with a lawyer and initial 30 minute consultation will cost no more than $20.

Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas / español 866-303-8303  
Assistance finding qualified lawyers, legal resources and community services. 

Disability Rights Texas / español  Intake Line: 800-252-9108 Video Phone (deaf/hard of hearing): 866-362-2851 
For difficulty obtaining disability services or legal problems.

Workers Defense Project / español  512-391-2305
Helps low-wage workers directly address serious workplace problems through legal services and direct action.

Texas Disaster Legal Help
Legal needs in emergencies.

Texas Law Library
Find legal aid, hotlines, clinics, lawyers, advocacy organizations, and legal information. You can also ask a librarian for help navigating through the resources and access  e-books and databases that can help you represent yourself in court. 

Principles of Participatory Defense Program / Intake Form
Equipping people with the tools needed to represent themselves and/or family members, assist attorneys when needed, understand basic court procedures and impact the outcome of their cases. 

Housing

Austin Tenants Council / español 
Programs focusing on housing discrimination; tenant-landlord education and information; and housing repair and rehabilitation.

Resources for Austin Renters from BASTA / español 
Plethora of resources such as tenant rights, landlord communication, and disaster tools. 

Colorado Valley Homeless Coalition 
Funding to avoid eviction.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Helps people pay rent through emergency financial assistance.

Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Legal Resources

ACC’s Title IX – Sexual Misconduct Assistance 512-223-7964
Addressing concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment.

Safe Alliance / español (Travis County) 512-267-7233 (24-hour line) or 737-888-7233 (text)
Victims of violence and their families can get wrap-around services, including legal assistance and advocacy services, providing direct legal representation and legal advice. 

Texas Advocacy Project / español Hotline: 800-374-4673 or 512-476-5770
Attorneys are available M-F 9am-5pm through the phone line to help with a variety of legal concerns related to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Pro-Bono representation or virtual legal clinics are also available.

Texas Legal Services Center / español 888-434-4414
TLSC provides critical legal services and safety planning to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, exploitation, and trafficking.

File a Protective Order for FREE 
For some victims of violence, stalking, or sexual abuse, applying for a Protective Order can help to keep the person causing harm away from them. Protective Orders are always FREE at your local county:

  • Bastrop County District Attorney 512-581-7125
  • Hays County Government Center 512-393-7600
  • Travis County Attorney 512-854-4163
  • Williamson County Attorney 512-943-1918

Immigration

RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) / español 800-437-3071
Provides free and low-cost immigration-related legal services including residency & citizenship services, removal defense, asylum seeker support, and legal representation for children and families. 

American Gateways 512-478-0546 ext. 200
Immigration legal services at no or low cost, along with education and advocacy.

Mexican Consulate in Austin / español 
Info on specific details such as consulate contact information, web presence, consular office hours and directions to the consulate. 

Catholic Charities Central Texas 512-651-6125
Provides the largest family-based immigration legal services program in Central Texas.

Protecting Immigrant Families
Learn more about immigration policies. 

Texas RioGrande Legal Assistance / español / Access to Justice Hotline: 888-988-9996
The Immigration Team represents low-income residents of TRLA’s service area, prioritizing survivors of abuse and violent crime, legal permanent residents facing deportation, and individuals born abroad with lawful claims to U.S. citizenship. 

Texas Legal Services Center / español 888-343-4414 
Legal advice, education, and representation are provided at no cost for discrimination and misconduct against immigrants. 

Texas Law Help / español
Free legal information and self-help guides.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

ACC’s Chosen Name Process
ACC has created a process to allow students to request the use of a chosen first name and pronouns within the college’s records and systems. 

Lambda Legal Help Desk
Lambda Legal’s Help desk is a resource for general legal information and resources relating to discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and HIV status.

LGBTQIA+ Students’ Rights Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to help students, parents, guardians, and advocates seek full equality and dignity for LGBTQIA+ students in Texas schools.

Gender Affirmation Project
The Gender Affirmation Project provides free, quality service in the process of obtaining name and/or gender-marker changes on basic forms of identification.

Trans Lifeline 
Offering a library of resources on ID change for trans people. 

Texas Legal Services Center / español 888-343-4414 
Legal advice, education, and representation are provided at no cost. 

Texas RioGrande Legal Assistance / español / Access to Justice Hotline: 888-988-9996
Civil matters such as family law, fraud, housing foreclosure, and tenant-landlord conflicts.

Texas Law Help / español
Free legal information.

Additional Resources & Information

Travis County Law Library & Self-Help Center / español 
Help accessing legal information and forms.

IRS News Releases for Frequently Asked Questions
IRS answers questions about 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit, Advanced Child Tax Credit, Recover Rebate Credit, and more.

Texas Law Help / español
Free legal information.
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These resources are for the convenience of our community and do not represent sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of any agency or service. For assistance accessing resources contact sac-group@austincc.edu.

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