Legal Resources

Texas Law Help

Texas Law Help is a website dedicated to providing free and reliable legal information to low-income Texans. It is a project of the Texas Legal Services Center, and is supported by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, Travis County Law Library, and Texas Legal Aid Organizations  

Texas Court Help

Texas Court Help is an information source to help the self-litigant understand and navigate the Texas court system. It includes step-by-step guides and multilingual video instructions for civil cases. 

eFileTexas Self Help

Guide and File is a new web-based program now available. The program allows individuals to create certain legal forms for filing online using pre-formatted, step-by-step templates that will generate a completed form.  

Texas State Law Library

The Texas State Law Library is an excellent resource with a new web portal that makes legal research accessible to all Texans. Their collection covers consumer, family, juvenile, criminal, and immigration laws along with a multitude of other topics. Materials are available in e-books or online digital collections.  

SMU Underwood Law Library

The SMU Underwood Law Library allows public access Monday through Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 6pm.  


—–Legal Hotlines—–

Dallas Bar Association LegalLine

The Dallas Bar Association LegalLine provides legal advice and answers to legal questions on a limited basis. LegalLine is open on the second and third Wednesdays of each month from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. There are Spanish speaking attorneys when available. 

Call 214-220-7476

Tarrant County Bar Association Legal Line

The Legal Line is available on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 6 pm to  8pm.

Call 817-335-1239

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Hotline

Call 1-888-529-5277 (toll free) | Monday-Friday 9 am to 12pm

Legal Hotline for Texans

This hotline is available for Seniors age 60+ and Medicare Beneficiaries. 

Call 1-800-622-2520 (toll free)


—–Mediation & Conflict Resolution—–

Dispute Mediation Service

Dispute Mediation Service provides affordable conflict resolution assistance through mediation, education, training, and referrals.  

SMU Plano Mediation & Conflict Resolution Services

Offers low cost conflict resolution services to individuals and organizations that are involved in a dispute. 

Call 972-473-3486 or Email


—–Pro Bono Legal Services—–

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is an organization dedicated to increasing and enhancing pro bono legal services to the poor in Dallas through the recruitment, training, and support of volunteer attorneys. The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas created in 1997 when both organizations merged their previously separate pro bono programs to create one cohesive effort to address the legal needs of the poor in Dallas. 

Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Project

In addition to the Pro Se Family Law Clinic, Debt Counseling Clinic, and Legal Clinic for the Elderly, the Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Project provides telephone referral of low income individuals to volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services. 

Call 214-220-7444

Legal Services of North West Texas

Legal Services of North West Texas provides free legal services to low income persons in a variety of fields. Principally public entitlements, residential tendencies, consumer and employment matters, and family law matters.