Pro Bono: LiveChat

Online Legal Help for Texans Impacted by COVID-19

More than ever, low-income Texans need civil legal help. Unemployment, evictions, and managing child custody are just some of the COVID-related legal issues fellow Texans are facing during these extraordinary times. We're looking for compassionate attorneys to donate their time and talents to address this increased need for legal assistance through our LiveChat program.

LiveChat is a service on, a website dedicated to providing free court forms and legal information. Visitors can connect with staff attorneys and volunteers in real-time through the LiveChat feature. Volunteer attorneys can help visitors find the legal information they need and resources that may be of further assistance.


How It Works

LiveChat is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Site visitors answer preliminary questions about their legal issue and financial standing, then they are connected with a Texas Legal Services Center or volunteer staff member. 

From there, we help the visitor find the forms, how-to, and instructions they'll need to best represent themselves. We can also refer clients to legal aid organizations or other agencies that may be able to further help them. Learn more about here


About the Project is part of a greater Texas Legal Services Center initiative to empower pro se litigants so that they can achieve the best possible outcome in their case. Texas Legal Services Center oversees the website — including LiveChat. 

Those interested should complete and submit the contact form below. 


Learn More About Responding to Legal Needs Caused by COVID-19

At the onset of the pandemic, legal aid leaders convened to organize and coordinate a statewide effort to help low-income Texans with COVID-19 related legal issues. They needed a centralized location to house the information, and they chose 

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Most Frequently Used Links on has free legal information and court-approved forms with step-by-step instructions. Find information on accessing public benefitscriminal recordshousing, retirement, debtveterans/military services, divorce, child custody, and more. 

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About Us: — The Law, Made Clear is a website dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans. It is part of a broader effort within the national legal aid community to use technology, specifically the Internet, to enhance and expand the delivery of legal aid. In 2019, more than 2.7 million users accessed TexasLawHelp.

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