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.
Aug 23 2019 - 1:00pmMichael DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
Aug 24 2019 - 8:00am1414 Wirt Rd, Houston TX 77055
Aug 30 2019 - 1:00pmMichael DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
Sep 6 2019 - 1:00pmMichael DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
Sep 7 2019 - 8:00am6400 Bissonnet St, Houston TX 77074.
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