Resource & Referral Guide

At times, a referral as an attorney is not the best course of action. In your search for assistance, you may find that one or more of these agencies can help you. This guide lists agencies and community service organizations with offices located in the Greater Houston Metropolitian areas. It also includes the toll-free numbers for many State of Texas and federal agencies.

Legal Services

Advocacy, Inc. -- East Texas Regional Office
7457 Harwin Drive, Ste. 100, Houston, TX 77036
(713) 974-7691 (Voice/TDD)
Disability related issues, including access and discrimination

Advocate Legal Senior Center
2805 Winbern St., Houston , TX 77004
713-521-7704
Guardianship, probate, money management and Medicaid financial planning.

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)
2603 LaBranch, Suite 1100, Houston, TX 77004
713-224-9911
Divorces, protective orders, information, representation and referral for victims of domestic violence and their minor children

AIDS/HIV Legal Aid Program and Legal Redress Program, NAACP
2002 Wheeler, Houston, TX 77004
713-526-3389
Estate matters, insurance, employment, social security, wills, probate, landlord/tenant, powers of attorney, divorce, custody, and child support.

Associated Catholic Charities: Texas Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance
2900 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77266
(713) 874-6570 or (713) 526-4611
Asylum, deportation and removal, family visas, naturalization and VAWA petitions.

Houston Bar Association Legal Line
street address not given, Houston, TX 77002
713-759-1133
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 5-9 pm

Houston Lawyer Referral Service
1001 Fannin, Ste. 1370, Houston, TX 77002
713-237-9429
Database of attorneys who have agreed to charge a 25% reduced fee for low income individuals who need assistance with certain types of civil legal issues, including family law matters.

Houston Refugee Pro Bono Project, YMCA
6300 Westpark Ste. 600, Houston, TX 77057
713-339-9015
Political asylum in deportation proceedings, VAWA petitions, trafficking and family based immigration issues.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program LSC LOGO
712 Main Street, 27th Floor, Houston, TX 77002
713-228-0735
Free legal assistance to qualifying Houstonians in the area of family, consumer, real property, tort defense, estate planning, immigration and probate.

HVLP AIDS Project
712 Main Street, 27th Floor, Houston, TX 77002
713-228-0732 x 121
Civil legal issues related to AIDS or HIV infection.

Lone Star Legal Aid (Houston Office) LSC LOGO
1415 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77002
713-652-0077
General civil issues.

South Texas College of Law Civil Clinic
1602 San Jacinto, Houston, TX 77002
713-652-0009
Social Security, Disability, name changes, wills and probate, uncontested divorces and guardianships.

Southeast Texas Legal Clinic
3400 Montrose Ste. 233, Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-7852
Provides assistance with civil matters for clients who have HIV & AIDS.

Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law – Legal Clinic
3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004
713-313-7275
Immigration, Criminal Matters (Misdemeanors), Family Law (Simple Divorces/ No property and no children), Wills & Probate Matters, ADR/Mediation

University of Houston Law Center General Civil Clinic
100 Law Center, Houston, TX 77204
713-743-2094
Family Law, Immigration, Wills & Probate Matters