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The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas
Southern Methodist University

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

http://www.law.smu.edu/clinics

214-768-2562

(Information for the following entities are subject to change. Please inquire within.)

Lawyer Referral Services

$20 for a 30 min. consultation

Bilingual Staff

Hours of Operation:

8:30am-1pm

& 2pm-4:30pm (M-F)

214-220-7444

Website

Dallas Bar Association Legal Line

Free Advice over the phone

Houston of Operation: 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of every month

5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

(214) 220-7476

Website

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program- Legal Aid Northwest Texas

1515 Main Street

Dallas, Texas 75201

Hours of Operation: 12 p.m.-4p.m. (T and Th)

Call-in and referral

9am-12pm (M-F) for applications

214-744-5277

Website

Free call in and referral program. Application taken at the main office and in various intake clinics throughout Dallas area (No criminal cases, traffic tickets, personal injury or malpractice matters accepted)

Civil Rights

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas

Accepts cases involving violations of civil liberties.

214- 939-8089 Dallas Chapter

Website

Advocacy Inc.-North Texas

Provides assistance to persons who are discriminated because of their disabilities.

Location:

1420 West Mockingbird Ln

Ste. 450

Dallas, TX 75247

214-630-0916

Website

Immigrant Rights/Issues

Catholic Charities

Provides broad range of immigration counseling and representation for immigrants and their families.

Location:

9461 LBJ Freeway Ste. 100

Dallas, TX 75243

214-634-7182 (Tues. –Sat. every week, except the last Saturday of each month)

Human Rights Initiative

Provides legal representation and social services free of charge to those who have fled persecution abroad. Also provide assistance to women and children.

Location:

2801 Swiss Ave.

Dallas Texas 75204

214-855-0520

Website

Mosaic Family Services

Provides culturally competent services to refugees and immigrants in crisis. All services provided by this agency are free of charge. Multicultural/ Multilingual staff.

214-821-5393

Location:

4144 North Central Expy. Ste. 530

Dallas TX, 75204

Website

Legal Aid Ministries

Serves the legal needs of low-income families by educational outreach, legal appointments, pro se assistance, and representation

214-207-6542

DVAP- Neighborhood Legal Clinics

Legal advice clinics for low-income applicants seeking assistance for matters including, but not limited to, bankruptcy, housing, employment termination and wage claims, guardianships, and wills and small estates. Call for clinic dates and times.

214-748-1234 ext. 3600

Texas Civil Rights Project

Bilingual Staff (#2)

1405 Montopolis Drive
Austin, TX 78741-3438
512-474-5073

Website

A nonprofit foundation, promotes civil rights and economic and racial justice throughout Texas.

Criminal

Lawyer Referral Services

$20 for a 30 min. consultation

Bilingual Staff

Hours of Operation:

8:30am-1pm

& 2pm-4:30pm (M-F)

214-220-7444

Website

Operation:

2nd & 3rd Wed of every mth

5:30pm-8pm

214-220-7476

Texas A&M Innocence Project

Location:

1515 Commerce St

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Website

Housing Crisis Center

Conducts legal clinics for persons with rental and landlord/tenant problems who are currently in shelters. Center.

214-828-4244

Location:4210 Junius

Dallas Texas 75246

Legal Aid Northwest Texas

Provide legal assistance to low-income homeowners-buyers (not renters) including clearing title, contracts for deeds, and other real estate-related legal problems. Also help with expunctions, family matters, and divorce.

Location:

1515 Main Street

Dallas, Texas 75201

214-748-1234 (follow the prompts)

1-866-292-4636(Toll Free)

Website

Better Business Bureau-Dallas

Mediates disputes between businesses and consumers.

214-220-2000

Location:

1601 Elm St.

Dallas, TX 75201

Hour of Operation: 8am-5pm

SMU Plano Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services

Assist with mediation, conflict coaching, facilitation, and arbitration.

Location:

5228 Tennyson Pkwy, Ste 213

Plano, Texas 75024

972-473-3486

Wills/Probate/Estate

Lawyer Referral Services- Dallas Bar

$20 for a 30 min. consultation

Hours of Operation:

8:30am-1pm

& 2pm-4:30pm

#214-220-7444

Website

Texas Civil Rights Project

Promotes prisoner’s rights throughout Texas.

Bilingual Staff

Location:

1405 Montopolis Drive
Austin, TX 78741-3438
512-474-5073

Website

Divorce/Family Law

CitySquare

Location:

3902 Elm St.

Dallas Texas 75226

214-827-1000

Website

Handles predominantly family law matters, but can assist with probate and various civil matters.

Texas Fathers for Equal Rights

Handles all family law related cases involving all individuals who

need help.

No appt necessary.

Location:

701 Commerce

Dallas, Texas

Hours of Operation:

9am-5pm (M-F)

10am-1pm (Sat.)

214-953-2233

Website

Health Care/ Disability Rights

Advocacy, Inc.

Intake over the phone.

Hours of Operation:

9am-12:30pm Mon-Fri

214-630-0916

Website

Legal Hospice of Texas

Address health related, civil legal needs of low income individuals diagnosed with a terminal illness.

214-521-6622

Website

Texas Legal Services Center

Assist Seniors, Medicare recipients, and veterans who are victims of crime.

1-800-622-2520

Legal Advice/Referrals

Peoples Lawyer

Provide free general legal information

on a number of topics.

Website

Texas Dept. of Family and Protective

Services

Assist with child and adult protective services; child care licensing; adult/elderly abuse reports

Hours of Operation:

8-4:30 (M-F)

1-800-720-7777

1-8010-252-5400 abuse hotline

Texas Law Help

Provide free general legal information on a number of topics.

Website

Legal Line- Dallas Bar Assoc. & Mexican-American Bar Association

Spanish-speaking attorneys available to provide free legal advice over the phone

Hours of Operation:

2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month

5:30pm-8pm

2-1-1 Texas

Provides assistance with getting through to various state services throughout Texas.

Dial 2-1-1

Website

Juvenile Rights

Juvenile Dept of Family Crisis

Assist juveniles who are victims of domestic violence or are living in unsafe living conditions.

214-956-2005

Child Support Services

Attorney General’s Child Support Division

1-800-252-8014 hotline

Workers Defense Project

972-479-5080

534 West 19th Street, Dallas, TX 75208

(inside Christ Episcopal Church)

M-F, 9:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Assist low-wage workers who suffer serious

workplace inequality such as not being paid for their work and safety violations.




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