FRED PARKS LAW LIBRARY SELF HELP WEBPAGE
Self Help Page
PRO BONO LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Advocate Senior Legal Center
Administrative, family, general civil legal matters.
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse & Violence
Legal representation & counseling.
American Civil Liberties Union
Only assists with infringement of state & federal Bill of Rights. Requests for assistance MUST be in writing.
Catholic Charities Texas Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance
Asylum, deportation, exclusion, family visas, & naturalization for low-income immigrants.
Child Abuse / Adoption Committee
Pro bono adoption assistance.
City of Houston Dept. of Housing & Community Development
Fair Housing Office
Assists residents who have experienced discrimination in apartment rental or regarding a home purchase. Only discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, family status, or disability.
Divorce Process Pro Se Clinic
Free class on 3d Saturday of each month.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Wage & discrimination cases.
713.209.3320 or 713.209.3439 TTY
Family Violence Legal Hotline
Free legal advice for persons encountering family violence.
800.799.7233 or 800.787.3223 TDD
General Legal Hotline
Low-income assistance in English & Spanish.
Gulf Coast Legal Foundation
Performs civil pro bono legal assistance for low-income persons facing bankruptcy, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, consumer issues, housing problems, wills & estates, torts, real estate, & public benefits.
713.652.0077 or 800.733.8394
Housing & Urban Development
Housing Discrimination & Landlord Reporting
Receives complaints regarding Fair Housing Rights & HUD landlords.
800.669.9777 or 800.927.9275 TDD or 800.685.8470
Houston Bar Appellate Practice Section Pro Bono Committee
Appellate pro bono representation.
Houston Bar Association Legal Line / Consejos Legales
1st & 3d Wed. each month, 5-9 p.m. Legal advice in Spanish on the 1st Thurs. of each month.
Houston Juvenile Law Clinic
Minor criminal, family, & general civil.
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Provides free legal service to citizens who do not meet criteria for governmental legal aid programs but who still cannot afford legal representation. Services include family law, protective orders, consumer problems, immigration, estate planning, landlord/tenant issues, & legal matters for persons with HIV. By appointment only. Offers free classes on simple divorce procedures.
Legal Hotline for Older Texans
Attorneys field legal questions for senior Texans, including Social Security, health care, consumer issues, and elder abuse. Free for persons 60 years & up.
NAACP Legal Redress Program.
Legal help for low-income persons, including probate, family law, EEOC complaints, consumer problems, Social Security, government benefits, & landlord tenant law.
NAACP Ryan White Legal Assistance.
For HIV infected & affected persons.
713.526.3389 or 713.630.2699
Southeast Texas Legal Clinic
Legal assistance, esp. elder law & HIV-related cases.
713.523.7852 or 713.523.4253 FAX
Houston College of Law Legal Clinic
General legal clinic, which handles wills, probate, uncontested divorce, guardianship of children, name changes, and Social Security and Disability claims, after a person has been denied twice and has requested a hearing with an administrative law judge.
713.652.0009 or 713.652.5960
Texas Commission on Human Rights
Investigates employment discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability status.
Thurgood Marshall School of Law Legal Clinic
Homeless, elder, HIV, & general civil cases. Mon.-Wed.
University of Houston Legal Aid Clinic
Family & civil cases for persons meeting the federal poverty standard.
713.743.2094 or 713.743.2795
Veterans’ Legal Assistance
Legal consultations every Friday from 4-6 p.m.
713.523.0884 or 713.523.4513 FAX
YMCA Legal Resources & International Services
Persons seeking political asylum & female victims of domestic violence.
713.339.9015 or 713.339.1159 FAX
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Immigration & Naturalization Service
Medicaid - Texas Dept. of Human Svcs.
MetroLift - Transport for the Disabled
Social Security Administration
Texas Attorney General - Child Support Svcs.
Texas Attorney General - Consumer Complaints
Texas Commissioner of Insurance
800.252.3439 or 800.735.2989 TDD
Texas Dept. of Mental Health & Retardation
Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles
Texas Low Income Housing Information
U.S. Dept of Health & Human Svcs. - Civil Rights Office
800.368.1019 or 800.527.7697 TDD
HOTLINES & REFERRALS
Child & Elder Abuse Hotline
Better Business Bureau
713.718.4650 or 713.250.5112
Crisis Intervention of Houston
888.469.5627 or 713.228.1505
Gay & Lesbian Switchboard
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Referral
Houston Area Women’s Center
Houston Lawyers Referral
National Center for Disability Services
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800.799.SAFE(7233) or 800.787.3224 TTY
National Fraud Information Center
National Runaway Switchboard
800.621.4000 or 800.621.0394 TDD
Rape Crisis Hotline
State Bar of Texas Grievance Information
COURTS & CLERKS
Harris County Clerk
713.755.6405 or 713.755.6411
Dispute Resolution Center
Harris County District Courts Clerk
301 Fannin Civil Courts Bldg.
Houston Municipal Courts
713.247. 5100 or 713.247.5479
Supreme Court of Texas
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Texas First Court of Appeals
Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Traffic Court Information
Houston Municipal Courts
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts - Information
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Texas
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court
New Orleans, LA
U.S. Public Defender
Southern District of Texas
Harris County Law Library
Houston Public Library
Houston College of Law Library
1303 San Jacinto
Texas Legislative Reference Library
Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law Library
Texas State Law Library
University of Houston
O’Quinn Law Library
4800 Calhoun Road
University of Texas - Austin
Tarlton Law Library