How to Apply

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TRLA's general legal aid services cover civil matters such as consumer fraud, housing foreclosure, family law issues, and tenant-landlord conflicts. To qualify for our services, you must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the U.S. Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. The guidelines are complicated, but intake workers at our Texas Access to Justice (TAJ) hotline (888) 988-9996 can help you through the application process. The hotline takes calls from 8:30 am-7:30 pm Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 am-5:30 pm on Friday but we suggest trying in the evening when we get fewer calls. Please be patient. Because of our limited resources, we get far more calls than we can answer.

Online Screening Form for Education Issues

Please keep in mind that an online application is only the first step in the intake process and doesn't mean you're eligible for TRLA legal services. We will review your information and contact you if it appears you meet the eligibility requirements. Because of our limited resources, we may not be able to contact for a week or two.

Our Service Area

TRLA provides serves to people in 68 counties: Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brewster, Brooks, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Comal, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Sutton, Terrell, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala.