Who We Are
Houston Volunteer Lawyers is the pro bono legal aid arm of the Houston Bar Association. Founded in 1981, we help thousands of people each year with their most pressing legal needs, such as child custody, landlord/tenant, guardianship, and probate.
We are here because (unlike the criminal system) you have no right to an attorney if you cannot afford one to save your home or keep custody of your child. We fill this gap in the civil justice system by connecting eligible clients with private attorneys who volunteer their time.
Each year, we receive over 30,000 calls for help, and volunteer attorneys collectively donate over $5 million in free legal services.
To learn how you can apply, click "How to Get Help" at the top of the page.
We Help With
Tax Disputes with the IRS
We do not accept criminal, traffic, immigration, or fee-generating cases.
Apr 8 2020 - 12:00am
Apr 10 2020 - 1:00pm
Apr 17 2020 - 1:00pm
Apr 18 2020 - 8:00am1200 W Main St, Tomball, TX 77375
Apr 24 2020 - 1:00pm
March 26, 2020
March 11, 2020
November 4, 2019
October 8, 2019
October 7, 2019
Thank you to the National Housing Law Project for this summary.6 days ago
"On March 27, 2020, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into… https://t.co/jbA321EWcw6 days ago
Due to COVID-19, Houston Volunteer Lawyers' staff will be working remotely. If you need legal assistance, please fi… https://t.co/EQvf6QfUny6 days ago
Legal advice interviews will take place from 2 pm - 5 pm on Friday afternoons. For eligibility and HVL's applicatio… https://t.co/EdIKkVE1pz2 weeks ago
If you need legal assistance, please fill out HVL's application & email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting March 27, HVL… https://t.co/s7UYsW3sPU2 weeks ago