If you are seeking legal assistance, apply online HERE

Due to the high number of applications, our current processing time may be delayed and could take up to 30 days before you are contacted. Please do not submit more than 1 application as this may slow down the processing time of your application. Thank you for your patience.  

 

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, Houston Volunteer Lawyers' staff is currently working remotely. HVL's physical office is closed to all visitors.


 

* To be eligible for free legal services, you must:

(1) reside in Harris County, 

(2) have household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and 

(3) have limited assets.

 

* Exceptions:

* United States Veterans and spouses of deceased Veterans who reside in Austin County, Bell, Brazoria, Brazos, Chambers, Galveston, Grimes, Fort Bend, Hardin, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, or Washington counties and have a household income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

* Persons with HIV or AIDS who reside in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, or Waller counties and have a household income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

* Persons with IRS disputes who have a household income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

NOTE: We do not accept criminal, traffic, or fee-generating cases.  

 

 

 

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