Looking to get some answers on some legal matters but can’t afford it? Volunteer attorneys will answer legal questions at no cost from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 18 via LegalLine, a call-in program sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association. There are Spanish-speaking attorneys when available and the telephone number to call is (214) 220-7476. Callers are welcome to call with ANY kind of legal question.
LegalLine is a free community service for Dallas County residents, provided on the second and third Wednesday nights of each month. On these designated nights, anonymous lawyers are available to answer questions in many law-related areas ranging from divorce and child support matters, to wills, insurance, employment, and criminal law matters. Dallas area residents needing assistance should call LegalLine at (214) 220-7476 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9 or 16.
Individuals may also receive referrals to local, legal, or social service agencies. LegalLine volunteer attorneys typically answer between 50 and 90 calls each night.
Dallas area residents can also apply for free legal help at any of the following Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Neighborhood Legal Clinics:
East Dallas Legal Clinic
1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month – 6:00 p.m.
4105 Junius at Haskell
Dallas, TX 75246
South Dallas Legal Clinic
1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month – 6:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
Core Services Building, Room 122
2922 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75215
West Dallas Legal Clinic
2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month – 6:00 p.m.
Marillac Social Services Center
Senior Citizens Building
2843 Lapsley Street
Dallas, TX 75212
Garland Legal Clinic
3rd Thursday of each month – 6:00 p.m.
Salvation Army – Downtown Garland
341 W. Avenue D
Triangle Neighborhood Clinic
3rd Tuesdays of each month – 6:00 p.m.
St. Phillip’s Community Center
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75215
*Please note: Clinics may be cancelled because of bad weather, federal holidays or voting. Please contact 214-748-1234, extension 3348 to confirm that a clinic will occur as scheduled. Please bring proof of income and residency. If you have been sued, please bring your legal documents.
People can also apply over the telephone through Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT). At the discretion of LANWT and DVAP, the cases may be referred to the volunteer pro bono program. Just call 214-744-5277, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.