Free Legal Aid in San Antonio

Last updated: September 30, 2013

Do you have a legal issue, but cannot afford to hire an attorney? There are many options for free or low-cost legal services for residents of Bexar County. The main ways are through non-profit legal assistance programs such as the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc, the third largest legal services provider in the nation and the largest in the state of Texas, or other pro bono groups including law school clinics. There may be income limits that apply for individuals to qualify for free help. Contact the specific agency to learn more. Below is a list of several organizations available to help you.

  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

    1111 N. Main Ave.
    San Antonio,
    TX 78212

    Tel: (888) 988-9996

    Area of Law: Domestic Violence & Family law, Economic & Social Justice, Housing, Individual Rights, Labor, Public Benefits, and more.

     

    Good to Know: This office has several location within San Antonio that provide free legal services to low-income residents, particularly migrant and seasonal farm workers; and victims of domestic violence.

  • Alamo Area Resource Center (Robert B. Green Campus (Bldg A. 3rd Floor))

    903 W. Martin, MS # 18-2
    San Antonio,
    TX 78207

    Tel: (800) 308-2437

    Areas of Law: HIV/AIDS advocacy

     

    Good to Know: This agency provides referrals to persons with HIV/AIDS seeking general civil legal services including advocacy, wills, guardianships, directives and powers of attorney.

  • Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center (Cadena-Reeves Justice Center)

    300 Dolorosa, Suite 1102
    San Antonio,
    TX 78205

    Tel: (210) 335-2128

    Areas of Law: Consumer, Neighbor Complaints, Child Visitation, Money Owed, Landlord & Tenant issues, Auto Repair problems, Property Damage, Animal Nuisance, Workplace issues, more.

     

    Good to Know: The office provides free mediation and referral services for many civil conflicts involving a person, organization, or business in Bexar Count to low- income individuals.

  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese Of San Antonio – Guardianship Services Program

    202 W. French Pl.
    San Antonio,
    TX 78205

    Tel: (210) 293-1009

    Areas of Law: Elder Law, Guardianship

     

    Good to Know: The office provides legal guardianship protection, including less restrictive alternatives such as financial, medical and living wills, for those who lack mental capacity due to age, illness, or disability and who are at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, offers powers of attorney for those with sound mental capacity.

  • Disability Rights Texas (South Texas Regional Office)

    6800 Park Ten Blvd., Suite 208-N
    San Antonio,
    TX 78213

    Tel: (210) 737-0499

    Areas of Law: Disability Rights

     

    Good to Know: This office handles disability-related issues including access and discrimination.

  • Equal Justice Center

    6609 Blanco Rd., Suite 260
    San Antonio,
    TX 78216

    Tel: (210) 308-6222

    Areas of Law: Immigration, Labor Law, Workers Rights

     

    Good to Know: The Equal Justice Center provides free legal services regardless of immigration status.

  • Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.

    7911 Broadway
    San Antonio,
    TX 78209

    Tel: (210) 930-3669

    Areas of Law: Domestic Violence, Family Law, and Sexual Assault

     

    Good to Know: This office provides free legal assistance to income-eligible victims of domestic violence; offers emergency shelter and community based intervention and prevention services. If you need immediate assistance, please call your local police department or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

  • Refugee And Immigrant Center For Education And Legal Services (RAICES)

    1305 North Flores
    San Antonio,
    TX 78212

    Tel: (210) 226-7722

    Areas of Law: Domestic Violence, Immigration Law, Juvenile Detention

     

    Good to Know:  This office provides immigration-related legal services for asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, immigration detainees, and victims of domestic violence, crime and human trafficking. They also provide legal counseling for minors detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at shelters in the South Texas area.

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