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Founded in 1981

Houston Volunteer Lawyers

Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) is the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Harris County and the surrounding areas. Thousands of private attorneys volunteer their time and expertise each year to provide free legal assistance on civil legal matters to eligible, low-income area residents.

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Houston Volunteer Lawyers has a variety of pro bono cases available in several practice areas for volunteers.

Friday Legal Advice Clinic

Houston Volunteer Lawyers is seeking volunteer attorneys to assist remotely with providing legal advice to HVL applicants.

Legal Education

Receive Continued Legal Education (CLE) credit through training courses or find helpful resources to use when assisting clients.


The Houston Bar Association's and Houston Bar Foundation's 2021 Harvest Campaign benefits Houston Volunteer Lawyers.

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Support individuals and families that are most vulnerable in our community by giving back to the Harris County and the surrounding areas.

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For questions on how to volunteer, pro bono cases, training or more, contact Houston Volunteer Lawyers today.

Attorney & Client Stories

Real Help, Real Impact

Eric W. Boylan, Associate Attorney, Locke Lord LLP

It was my pleasure to help and I’ve recommended guardianship pro bono cases to several other associates I’ve talked to since the case closed. It’s truly rewarding work and it does a real good for the community, and I’m very grateful that my firm underwrites it.

Sharon, HVL Client

I am very appreciative of the consult you were able to provide. He clarified a lot of matters and was able to give some advice. Again, thank you for your assistance.

Eric W. Boylan, Associate Attorney, Locke Lord LLP

The judge also was kind enough to complement opposing counsel and I at the end of the hearing – “good lawyering” he said. That felt good. So did hearing how elated Stacey was when she called me after. Thanks for all of your help and advice. This was an exciting hearing and I’m glad we could get a good result for the client.