Texas Pro Bono Projects

(Editor's Note: This list was obtained through Texas Lawyers Care, a division of the State Bar of Texas, and is not all-inclusive. However, if you are interested in getting involved in a pro bono project in your area, it is a good place to get started. Not all of them use paralegals; maybe they would like to, if we offered.)

STATEWIDE:

  1. Advocacy, Inc. (disability related discrimination cases) (800) 223-4206
  2. AIDS Legal Resource Project (800) 828-6417
  3. Guardianship Program/Lutheran Social Service of Texas (512) 454-0572
  4. Lawyer's Committee For Civil Rights Under Law of Texas Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (210) 736-1503
  5. Legal Hotline for Older Texans (800) 622-2520
  6. South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Projects/ProBAR (512) 425-9231
  7. Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (713) 526-4876
  8. Texas Tenants' Union (214) 823-2733
  9. Women's Advocacy Project (800) 777-3247

MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS:

  1. Bexar County/San Antonio:

    A. Alamo Area AIDS Resource Center (210) 222-2437
    B. Bexar County Legal Aid Pro Bono Project (210) 227-0111,ext. 142
    C. Guardianship Advisory Board (210) 225-5683
    D. Refugee Aid Project (210) 226-7722

  2. Dallas County/Dallas:

    A. American Indian Law Project/Legal Services of North Texas (214) 263-7855
    B. Carlisle Street Legal Center (Older Americans Act) (214) 871-5085
    C. Catholic Charities Immigration Counseling Services (214) 528-4870
    D. Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Project (214) 979-9466
    E. Dallas Legal Hospice (214) 521-6622
    F. Homeowner's Rights Strike Force (214) 720-2040
    G. Housing Crisis Center (214) 828-4244
    H. John C. Ford Debtor Assistance Program (214) 680-0205
    I. Lawyers Against Domestic Violence (214) 748-1234, ext. 3421
    J. Lawyers for Affordable Housing (214) 748-1234, ext.3316
    K. Private Attorney Involvement Project/Legal Services of North Texas (214) 748- 1234, ext. 3311
    L. Volunteer Asylum Representation Project (214) 741-2151

  3. El Paso County/El Paso:

    A. El Paso Bar Association Pro Bono Project/El Paso Legal Assistance Society (915) 544-5276
    B. Legalization Project of El Paso (915) 532-3975
    C. Southwest AIDS Committee, Legal Services Referral Project, (915) 772-3366
    Harris County/Houston: A. Advocate Ombudsman Technology (713) 521-7704
    B. Catholic Charities: Texas Center for Immigration Legal Assistance (713) 228-5200
    C. Child Abuse/Adoption Committee (713) 229-1372
    D. Houston Attorneys for Nonprofit Development (713) 229-8733
    E. Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section Pro Bono Committee (713) 226-0630
    F. Houston Juvenile Law Clinic (713) 546-5106
    G. Houston Refugee Pro Bono Project (713) 995-4005
    H. Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (713) 228-0732
    I. Justice for Children (713) 225-4357
    J. Legal Redress Program/NAACP Houston Branch (713) 526-3389
    K. Private Attorney Involvement/Gulf Coast Legal Foundation (713) 652-0077, ext. 243
    L. Southeast Texas Legal Clinic (713) 523-7852

  4. Tarrant County/Fort Worth:

    A. AIDS Legal Network, AIDS Outreach Center (817) 335-1994
    B. Asian Community Outreach Program, Legal Assistance/West Texas Legal Services (817) 336-3943
    C. Lawyers Against Domestic Violence (817) 738-7380
    D. NAACP Justice Project (817) 332-8919
    E. Private Attorney Involvement Program/West Texas Legal Services (817) 336- 3943, (800) 955-3959

  5. Travis County/Austin:

    A. Artists' Legal and Accounting Assistance (512) 476-4458
    B. Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (512) 406-6173
    C. Fair Housing Initiative Program (512) 474-7007
    D. Family ELDERCARE, Inc. (512) 450-0844
    E. Political Asylum Project of Austin (512) 478-0546
    F. Refugee Legal Support Services (512) 476-9841
    G. Volunteer Legal Services of Texas (512) 476-5550

OTHER COUNTIES:

  1. Angelina County/Lufkin:

    A. Angelina County Pro Bono Project/East Texas legal Services (409) 460-1455

  2. Bell County/Belton:

    A. Volunteer Legal Services (817) 939-5773

  3. Bowie County/New Boston & Texarkana:

    A. Bowie County Pro Bono Project/East Texas Legal Services (903) 793-7661
    B. Legal Advocacy Program, Domestic Violence Prevention (903) 794-4000

  4. Brazoria County/Angleton:

    A. Brazoria County Pro Bono Panel (409) 849-6464

  5. Brazos County/Bryon:

    A. Brazos County Civil Legal Aid Referral, Inc. (409) 775-5274

  6. Cameron County/Brownsville:

    A. Cameron County Bar Association Pro Bono Project/Texas Rural Legal Aid (210) 546-5550
    B. Casa De Projecto Libertad (210) 425-9552

  7. Chambers County/Anahuac:

    A. Chambers County Pro Bono Program (409) 267-8291

  8. Cherokee County/Rusk:

    A. Cherokee County Bar Association Pro Bono Project/East Texas Legal Services (903) 595-4781

  9. Collin County/McKinney:

    A. Collin County Legal Clinic Private Attorney Involvement Project/Legal Services of North Texas (214) 542-9405
    B. Plano Senior Citizens Clinic (214) 578-7155

  10. Comal County/New Braunfels:

    A. Comal County Legal Aid Project (210) 625-3439

  11. Cooke County/Gainesville:

    A. Cooke County Legal Clinic/West Texas Legal Services (817) 668-8178

  12. Denton County/Denton:

    A. Private Attorney Involvement Program/West Texas Legal Services (817) 383-1406

  13. Ector County/Odessa:

    A. Private Attorney Involvement Program/West Texas Legal Services (915) 332-1207

  14. Ellis County/Ennis, Waxahachie:

    A. Ellis County Legal Clinic (214) 542-9405

  15. Fannin County/Bonham:

    A. Fannin County Lawyers Care/East Texas Legal Services (903) 785-8711

  16. Grayson County/Sherman:

    A. Grayson County Legal Clinic/Legal Services of North Texas (214) 542-9405

  17. Gregg County/Longview:

    A. Gregg County Pro Bono Project/East Texas Legal Services (903) 758-9123

  18. Hale County/Plainview:

    A. Private Attorney Involvement Program/West Texas Legal Services (806) 293-8491

  19. Harrison County/Marshall:

    A. Marshall Lawyers Care/East Texas Legal Services (903) 758-9123

  20. Hidalgo County/Edinburg:

    A. Border Association for Refugees from Central America/BARCA (210) 631-7447
    B. Hidalgo County Bar Association Pro Bono Project (210) 383-5323
    C. Private Attorney Involvement Program/Texas Rural Legal Aid (210) 968-6574

  21. Jefferson County/Beaumont:

    A. Jefferson County Pro Bono Project (409) 835-8647

  22. Kaufman County/Kaufman:

    A. Kaufman County Pro Bono/PAJ Legal Services of North Texas (214) 542-9405

  23. Kerr County/Kerrville:

    A. Kerr County Pro Bono Project/Texas Rural Legal Aid (210) 896-4316

  24. Lamar County/Paris:

    A. Lamar County Bar Association Pro Bono Project/East Texas Legal Services (903) 785-8711

  25. Liberty County/Liberty:

    A. Liberty County Pro Bono Project/East Texas Legal Services (409) 835-4971

  26. Lubbock County/Lubbock:

    A. Catholic Family Services Amnesty Project (806) 741-0409
    B. NAACP/IOLTA Justice Project (806) 745-2226
    C. Private Attorney Involvement Program/West Texas Legal Services (806) 763-4557

  27. McLennan County/Waco:

    A. Waco-McLennan County Pro Bono Program/Heart of Texas Legal Services (817) 751-7972

  28. Midland County/Midland:

    A. Midland Pro Bono Clinic (915) 32-1207

  29. Montgomery County/Conroe:

    A. Montgomery County Lawyer Aid Project/Gulf Coast Legal Foundation (713) 660-7865

  30. Nacogdoches County/Nacogdoches:

    A. Pro Bono Project/East Texas Legal Services (409) 560-1455

  31. Nueces County/Corpus Christi:

    A. Volunteer Lawyers Project/Coastal Bend Legal Services (512) 883-3623

  32. Potter County/Amarillo:

    A. Private Attorney Involvement Program/West Texas Legal Services (806) 373- 6808

  33. Rockwall County/Rockwall:

    A. Rockwal County Legal Clinic/Legal Services of North Texas (214) 542-9405

  34. Smith County/Tyler:

    A. Smith County Legal Services Foundation (903) 593-9283

  35. Taylor County/Abilene:

    A. Private Attorney Involvement Project/West Texas Legal Services (915) 677-8591

  36. Tom Green County/San Angelo:

    A. Private Attorney Involvement Project/West Texas Legal Services (915) 653-6982

  37. Val Verde County/Del Rio:

    A. Clinica De Immigracion De San Jose/Texas Rural Legal Aid (210) 775-1535

  38. Walker County/Huntsville:

    A. Walker County Pro Bono Program/East Texas Legal Services (409) 295-5136

  39. Webb County/Laredo:

    A. Webb County Volunteer Lawyers Project/Laredo Legal Aid Society (210) 722-7581

  40. Wichita County/Wichita Falls:

    A. Private Attorney Involvement Program/West Texas Legal Services (817) 723-5542

  41. Williamson County/Georgetown:

    A. Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (512) 476-5550

  42. Wood County/Quitman:

    A. Wood County Pro Bono Project/East Texas Legal Services (903) 595-4781


TEXAS PARALEGAL JOURNAL
Summer 1996
©1996 Legal Assistants Division, State Bar of Texas


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