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For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit http://www.texaslawhelp.org/TX/index.cfm

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

Brooks AFB
311th Air Base Group/JA
2510 Kennedy Cir., Brooks City-Base TX 78235-5115
San Antonio, TX 78235
Phone: 210-536-3301, DSN 240-3301
NOTE: Services by appointment only, only for AD and dependants

Dyess AFB
7th Bomb Wing/JA
7 Lancer Loop, ste 225
Dyess AFB, TX 79607
Phone: 325-696-2232, DSN 461-2232
http://www.dyess.af.mil/index2.htm

Goodfellow AFB
17th Training Wing/JA
351 Kearney Blvd, Ste 202
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908
Phone: 325-654-3203, DSN 477-3203
http://www.goodfellow.af.mil/

Lackland AFB--Base Office
802 MSG/JA
1701 Kenly Ave. Ste 106
San Antonio, TX 78236
Phone: 210-671-3367, DSN 473-3367
http://www.lackland.af.mil/default.htm

Lackland AFB--Security Hill
67 NWW/JA
469 Moore St
Lackland AFB, TX 78243
Phone: 210-977-2291, 969-2291

Laughlin AFB
47 FTW/JA
561 Liberty Drive Suite 2 [Bldg 338]
Del Rio, TX 78843
Phone: 830-298-5172 DSN 732-5172
http://www.laughlin.af.mil/

Randolph AFB
902 MSG/JA
1 Washington Circle Suite 6 [Bldg 100]
San Antonio, TX 78150
Phone: 210-652-6781, DSN 487-6781
https://www.my.af.mil/gcss-af/USAF/ep/globalTab.do?command=org&channelPageId=s6925EC13494E0FB5E044080020E329A9&pageId=681742

Sheppard AFB
82 TW/JA
317 F Ave. [Bldg 315]
Wichita Falls, TX 76311
Phone: 940-676-2312, 736-2312
http://www.sheppard.af.mil/

Fort Bliss
Building 113 Pershing Road
El Paso, TX 79916
Phone: 915-568-4704
http://www.bliss.army.mil/fort%20bliss%20info/jag/Legal%20Assistanc
/legal_assistance.htm

Fort Hood
Client Services
Building 4617 (Corner of Santa Fe and 72nd St)
Killeen, TX 76544
Phone: 254-287-7901, 737-7901

Army   Fort Sam Houston
502d MSG/JA
2272 Rattlesnake
San Antonio, TX 78234
Phone: 210-808-0169
http://www.samhouston.army.mil/sja/leg_ast_div.asp

Navy   NAS Corpus Christi
NLSO Central Branch Office Corpus Christi
320 Fifth Street SE Suite 2A
Corpus Christi, TX 78419
Phone: 361-961-3765 861-3765
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSO_Central.htm

Navy   NAS Joint Reserve Base
NLSO Central BROFF Fort Worth
1501 Chennault Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76127
Phone: 817-782-6007, 739-6007
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSO_Central.htm

Military-Specific Programs:

State Bar of Texas
P.O. Box 12487
1414 Colorado
Austin, TX 78711-2487
800-204-2222 ext. 1855
bryan.spencer@texasbar.com
Contact: Col. Bryan Spencer

Estate Planning, Probate, Wills, Issues arising from SSCRA and USERRA (Limit to those in TX)

The State Bar of Texas is coordinating its LAMP program with assistance from local bars and volunteer attorneys throughout Texas. Lawyers who have been trained provide pro bono assistance to deployed military personnel. Those needing assistance can contact Col. Bryan Spencer, bryan.spencer@texasbar.com.

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans: A State Bar of Texas program to establish and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for Texas military veterans and their families who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to basic civil legal services. Provides resources, training, and materials to assist local bar associations in organizing and maintaining veterans legal clinics. Civil practice areas covered in veterans legal clinics include but are not necessarily limited to Bankruptcy, Child Support, Divorce/Custody, Guardianship/Probate, Landlord/Tenant, Wills/Estate Planning, Employment, Housing, and Tax. Visit www.texasbar.com/veterans for more information, including a list of pro bono veterans legal clinics, other legal services resources, disability claims resources, and a list of veterans service provider resources.

Houston Bar Association's Veterans Legal Initiative
HBA's Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
712 Main Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002
713-228-0735
Contact- Mickey Baden
mickey.baden@hvlp.org

The HBA's Veterans Legal Initiative provides pro bono legal services for veterans in Harris County through regularly-scheduled legal advice clinics at several venues, as well as through its Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program. Veterans can get help with legal issues including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, landlord/tenant issues, disability, and veterans benefits.

A legal advice clinic is held every Friday afternoon, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 pm., at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, First Floor. No appointment is necessary. Veterans can meet with a volunteer attorney who will provide legal advice and counsel. If the veteran needs further legal assistance, they will be assigned a pro bono attorney through the HBA's Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.

A legal advice clinic is held monthly at the U.S. VETS at Midtown Terrace residential facility for veterans in Houston and quarterly at the DeGeorge at Union Station residential facility for veterans in Houston.

Saturday legal advice clinics are held in November and February at an American Legion or VFW post in Houston.

More information on the Veterans Legal Initiative is available on the HBA website, www.hba.org.

Houston Bar Foundation/Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Veterans Legal Initiative
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 1300
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713-759-1133
Intake: Clinics are held every Friday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Saturday clinics are held in surrounding counties. Visit www.hba.org for a complete list of upcoming clinics.
Counties Served: Friday clinics serve Harris County; Saturday clinics serve Harris and 16 surrounding counties.
Type of Cases Accepted: Family, Wills and Probate, Consumer, Real Estate, Disability, VA Benefits and other civil cases.

Texas Civil Rights Project
Veteran Services
The Texas Civil Rights Project's Veteran Services provide civil rights legal assistance to low income veterans in Texas. We offer assistance for Civil Rights (Freedom of Speech, Equal Protection), Public Accommodations, Disability Law, Access to Public Records, Discharge upgrades, Denial of Veteran benefits due to discharge, and many more veteran law related issues. 
https://www.texascivilrightsproject.org/en/issues/special-programs/

Contact one of the Texas Civil Rights Project offices listed below or fill out an intake online at https://www.texascivilrightsproject.org/en/resources-2/civil-rights-violations/ 

Texas Civil Rights Project-El Paso
1317 E. Rio Grande Ave. 
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 532-3799 ext. 16
Monday-Friday MST 9am-5pm 

Texas Civil Rights Project-South Texas
P.O. Box 219
Alamo, TX 78516
(956) 787-8171
Monday-Friday CST 9am-5pm

Texas Veteran's Legal Assistance Project
Hotline FAQs:

The Veterans' Legal Assistance Project serves low to moderate income Texas veterans earning up to twice the federal poverty limit, as well as their spouses, dependents, and survivors.

Eligibility Guidelines:

To receive services, you must be a Texas veteran, or the spouse, dependent or survivor of a Texas veteran, and have household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Services Provided:

  • Legal assistance in civil legal matters, including family law, employment, housing, consumer, bankruptcy, probate, VA benefits.
  • Referral to private attorney or community services where appropriate.

Contact Info:

Call us at 1-800-622-2520.

We receive a heavy volume of calls. If you get our voicemail, please give your name, phone number including area code, address, and a brief description of your problem. You may leave more than one phone number.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance. The Fund for Veterans' Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. Funding for these grants comes from a portion of Veterans scratch-off lottery ticket sales. For help or information about state and federal veterans' benefits, call the Texas Veterans Commission Veterans HOTLINE: 1-800-252-VETS (8387) or visit http://texas-veterans.com.

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation provides support to this program.

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