When he first spoke with Mr. Morgan, LSLA Staff Attorney Velamir Rasic's sense of justice was deeply offended. "It was appalling, to say the least. He was being evicted because he apparently lived too long."

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FAQ

  1. What is Lone Star Legal Aid?
  2. Where are Lone Star Legal Aid’s Offices?
  3. Who get’s free legal help?
  4. Does LSLA represent people accused of criminal acts?
  5. How do I find out if I can get help from LSLA?
  6. What if I have an emergency?
What is Lone Star Legal Aid?

Lone Star Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm. We provides free civil legal help to low-income families and individuals in 72 Texas counties and 4 Arkansas counties. We represent people who have legal issues but cannot afford an attorney.

LSLA focuses on assisting clients in maintaining and protecting economic stability; preserving housing and preventing foreclosures; protecting and improving the lives of children; ensuring safety for abuse victims; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities such as the elderly, disabled, children, veterans, and people with limited English capabilities. Practice areas include domestic violence, child advocacy, homeowner protection, tenants‘ rights and public housing, income maintenance and public benefits, health care access, consumer fraud protection, disabilities rights, employment, education, civil rights, and disaster relief.

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Where are Lone Star Legal Aid’s Offices?

Branch offices are located in Angleton, Beaumont, Belton, Bryan, Conroe, Galveston, Houston, Longview, Nacogdoches, Paris, Texarkana, Tyler, and Waco.

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Who get’s free legal help?

All of our clients are low income. Many are women and children. Some are victims of domestic violence who need help escaping violence and remaining violence-free. Others are disabled residents in need of housing assistance, some need help with appealing food stamp applications or applying for Medicaid, Medicare, or SSI. Our screening process is designed to prioritize clients whose problems are life-altering or threatening.

 

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Does LSLA represent people accused of criminal acts?

No, we are a civil legal aid firm. We cannot represent anyone with criminal law cases.

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How do I find out if I can get help from LSLA?

Client applications are reviewed based on financial eligibility and other requirements. Clients who are unsure whether they qualify for our services can call check our locations page to find what office handles cases in your county so you can apply. You can also call our toll-free number at 1-800-733-8394. You may use either method to complete an application so Lone Star Legal Aid can determine if you are eligible for services.

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What if I have an emergency?

In some cases, like domestic violence, evictions or service of court papers, you may need immediate legal help. Please contact us right away. If our answering machine picks up, please let us know if it is safe to call you back or leave you a message. We will set up a time to talk when it’s safe for you. All conversations are confidential.

 

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