Legal Resources

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. ACC hosts these clinics every last Wednesday of the month in the HLC Accelerator.

Texas RioGrande Legal Assistance / español / Access to Justice Hotline: 888-988-9996

Civil matters such as family law, fraud, housing foreclosure, 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. 


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. 


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.


RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services)

/ español 512-94-2199

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

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. 

Refugee Services of Texas (RST) 

Providing assistance to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

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. 

Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Legal Resources

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 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

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.

Trans Lifeline 

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

Texas Law Help / español

Free legal information.


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