The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service recently launched a new service called Free Legal Answers. Texas is a participating state with its own dedicated web page where qualifying residents can post questions regarding civil legal matters. Volunteer attorneys who are authorized to provide pro bono assistance in Texas will answer the questions and respond to users via the website. This virtual legal advice clinic is a terrific new service for the residents of Texas, especially for self-represented litigants and those who otherwise can't afford a lawyer.
Simply visit the Texas Free Legal Answers web page, and follow these steps:
- Answer a few simple questions to see if you qualify to use the service.
- Submit your legal question for the volunteer attorneys to answer.
- Check your email to be notified when a response has been posted.
- Log back in to the Texas Free Legal Answers web page to view your reply.
The volunteer attorneys will not answer questions regarding criminal legal matters, but any civil law questions will be accepted and answered in a timely manner. For additional assistance, visit the Other Places to Get Help link at the top of the page. To register as a volunteer attorney, visit the Volunteer Attorney Registration page and ProBonoTexas.org If you would like more information about the Free Legal Answers site, contact the National Site Administrator.