Texas Legal Services Center is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high quality legal representation, advice, advocacy, and education at no cost to underserved people across the state. With more than a dozen practice areas, our work touches almost every aspect of civil law that impacts low-income Texans.
Our vision is for all Texans to have access to the civil justice system regardless of income. So how are we doing this?
Advocating for Financial Security
We advocate for financial security through our work in pension recovery, occupational drivers licenses procurement, and criminal record expunctions.
Guiding Parents Through Their Legal Rights
We help parents understand their rights surrounding complicated issues like non-custodial parenting and child protective services.
Educating Modern Families
We teach grandparents, aunts, uncles, and older siblings who are raising their relatives' children how to navigate healthcare, human services, and school systems.
Empowering Pro Se Litigants
For those who must represent themselves in the justice system, we offer advice, court-approved legal forms, and instructions on how to achieve the best outcome.
Engaging with the Greater Public Service Community
We work with interrelated organizations to teach the intersections between civil law, public benefits, healthcare, law enforcement, and more.
Intervening in Health-Harming Social Factors
Through Medical-Legal Partnerships, we disrupt the cycle of returning people to unhealthy conditions that could bring them right back to the clinic or hospital.
Preparing Plans for End-of-Life and Loss-of-Health
We defend and solidify the wishes of those planning for end-of-life or the loss-of-health.
Reforming Law and Policy
We work to effect systemic changes through pursuing impact litigation and advising on legislative reforms that benefit all low-income Texans.
Standing with Veterans and Their Families
Along with providing broad civil legal assistance for veterans and their families, we handle legal matters unique to veterans—like military discharge upgrades and accessing VA benefits.
Securing Public Benefits for Those Who Qualify
We help families and individuals access public benefits like SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, SSDI, and TANF.
Supporting Survivors of Violence
We provide crucial legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking throughout the state.
We're here to serve. If you are in need of legal help, click here to learn more about our programs and projects.
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