Free Legal Aid in Corpus Christi

Last updated: November 25, 2013

If you have trouble with an employer, landlord, or abusive spouse, would you know where to turn? And if you find yourself disabled and unable to work -- would you know what to do?

It’s hard to enjoy life, even in gorgeous Corpus Christi, if you have legal problems looming over you. Thankfully, several organizations in C.C. and the surrounding counties have plenty to offer when it comes to dealing with trouble. FindLaw has offers this list of free and low-cost legal service providers to help you resolve the issues getting in your way. Soon you’ll get back to appreciating all that The Real Windy City has to offer.

 

Legal Aid Organizations

  • Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc.

    Immigration and Refugee Services
    1322 Comanche

    Corpus Christi,
    TX 78401

    Tel: (361) 884-0651

    The Immigration and Refugee Services group assists local residents in family-based immigration petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, VAWA petitions, and other similar immigration law activities. Walk-in consultations occur each Thursday, and clients must pay a $25 consultation fee.

  • Disability Rights Texas

    South Texas Regional Office
    6800 Park Ten Blvd., Suite 208-N

    San Antonio,
    TX 78213

    Tel: (210) 737-0499

    DRT’s services are designed to assist Texans with Disabilities. Staff members and volunteers focus on education, housing, employment, and other legal issues that clients may face.

  • Women’s Shelter of South Texas

    813 Buford Street
    Corpus Christi,
    TX 78404

    Tel: (800) 580-HURT (4878)

    The Women’s Shelter has a legal advocacy program assists clients with obtaining protective orders, filing police reports, filing U VISA and VAWA applications, and finding other forms of help. The Legal Advocate cannot actually represent the client or give formal legal advice, but the services do help clients “find justice.”

  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

    3825 Agnes Street
    Corpus Christi,
    TX 78405

    Tel: (361) 880-5420

    TRLA staff and volunteers provide services in a range of non-criminal practice areas. They offer free assistance to local residents with low incomes. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on eligibility, service areas, and the process for getting help.

    Services are also available at the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi. See FindLaw’s resource page on Corpus Christi’s courthouses for more information.

     

  • Nueces County Dispute Resolution Services

    901 Leopard Street
    Room 401.2

    Corpus Christi,
    TX 78401

    Tel: (361) 888-0650

    The County provides a free mediation service to help parties resolve civil disputes in a civil manner. A mediator will listen to each side of the conflict and help think of a possible solution. Participants often save money and suffer through less stress when engaging in mediation as opposed to formal court proceedings. See the website for more information on signing up.

Referrals

  • State Bar of Texas

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

    The State Bar is an organization that regulates attorney conduct in Texas. As part of its public service, the State Bar offers referrals to private attorneys who agree to provide a 30-minute consultation for $25 or less. After the first consultation, you and the attorney can work out what an appropriate fee arrangement would be in your case.