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Boat People SOS

Welcome to the Boat People SOS Virtual Court Kiosk!


If you need assistance using this kiosk you can visit our support site at:

To get help, click the live chat button, in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, on the kiosk website. You can talk to a Virtual Court Navigator, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST.

For free legal advice (if you qualify), use the same chat button from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST, Monday to Thursday.


All services are available in Vietnamese as well as English.

Legal Topics

Will Forms Approved by the Supreme Court of Texas:

This link contains information and forms to do your own Will in Texas on forms approved by the Supreme Court of Texas.



How eviction works and what to do if you are facing eviction. 

Divorce – No Children:

This link includes information, instructions, and forms about divorces with no children. 

Divorce – Children under 18:

This link includes information, instructions, and forms about divorces with children under 18.

Legal Aids Near Me

Lone Star Legal Aid:

Provides general free civil legal services to low in-come families who qualify. Click the link to find out more.


Houston Bar Association LegalLine

Free legal advice for citizens of Harris County, Texas, on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Instructions on signing up are available here. 

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

Free legal aid for low-income residents of Harris County, Texas. Visit the HVL website or call 713-228-0735 for more information. 

Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc.

Assistance with various issues, including preventing loss of houses and land; juvenile justice; juvenile records sealing, expunctions, and nondisclosures; and proving innocence in criminal matters. 

Beacon Law

Aid for homeless Houstonians with housing and economic legal matters.

Call 713-220-9737 for appointment information. 

Videos and Tutorials

Watch “How to use a Kiosk”

Learn how to navigate the kiosk software.

Watch "How to get ready for Virtual Court"

Learn how to prepare for your online court hearing.

Watch "How do I find a lawyer?"

Learn more about finding someone to represent you in court.

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