Free Legal Aid in Beaumont

Last updated: December 6, 2013

Beaumont and Jefferson County are full of hard-working, law-biding citizens. Although we individually take pride in powering the region with shipping, manufacturing, energy, and other resources, almost everyone needs legal help from time to time.

Lucky for us, several legal aid organizations in and around Beaumont provide free and low-cost legal services. The courts will also offer some assistance to those in need. Review FindLaw’s guide to legal aid in Beaumont so that you know where to begin in time of need.

Legal Service Providers

  • Lone Star Legal Aid (Beaumont Office)

    2345 IH-10 East Suite 3
    Beaumont,
    TX 77704

    Tel: (800) 365-1861

    Lone Star Legal Aid isn’t just the largest provider of free legal services in Beaumont, the organization is the fourth largest provider in the U.S. Staff members and volunteers routinely work in education, housing, healthcare, employment, and family law matters.

  • Disability Rights Texas

    East Texas Regional Office
    1500 McGowen, Suite 100

    Houston,
    TX 77004

    Tel: (800) 252-9108

    DRT serves people with disabilities by protecting their rights in housing, employment, education, and other aspects of life. To get started, call the intake line and be prepared to answer questions about your issue. Someone from the organization will get back to you “within a few days” to notify you of whether the organization can help you.

  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas

    2780 Eastex Freeway
    Beaumont,
    TX 77703

    Tel: (855) 924-4400

    CCST provides assistance with Family Visa Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, and related matters. Contact CCST for more information.

  • YMCA-Houston, International Services

    Immigration Legal Services
    6300 Westpark, Suite 600

    Houston,
    TX 77057

    Tel: (713) 339-9015

    The YMCA’s immigration legal services team provides consultations to clients that drop-in on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. ILS normally charges a $40 fee, but if your case is related to domestic violence, human trafficking, or another specific crime, the consultation may be free. You may sign in as early as 8:00 AM to ensure that you get an early consultation time.

Self-Help

  • Jefferson County District Clerk's Office

    1001 Pearl St. #203
    Beaumont,
    TX 77701

    Tel: (409) 835-8580

    Instructions for Self-Represented (Pro Se) Litigants

    The District Clerk’s Office maintains records and processes court actions in Jefferson County. As a service to the public, the office provides instructions to people heading to court without the assistance of an attorney. The instructions provide definitions to legal terms and instructions for how to select a case type when filling out a Civil Case Information Sheet.

     

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

    300 Willow St.
    Beaumont,
    TX 77701

    Tel: (409) 654-7000

    Proceeding Without an Attorney (Pro Se)

    The federal district court maintains a webpage for individuals proceeding in federal court without an attorney. The page offers Guidelines for a Pro Se Plaintiff, tips for finding a lawyer, local rules, definitions to legal terms, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

     

Referral

  • State Bar of Texas

    Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS)
    Tel: (800) 252-9690

    The State Bar is the organization of lawyers that pushes the profession to provide better service to clients and the public. If you cannot find free services for your particular legal issue, call the referral line during normal business hours. A representative will take your information and refer you to a private attorney who will charge no more than $20 for a half-hour consultation. If for some reason the LRIS is unable to serve you because of either your address or the location of your legal activity, the service will refer you to a program that can help.