Practice Areas

TRLA provides free legal services to low-income people facing most forms of civil legal problems, including bankruptcies and foreclosures, divorces and custody arrangements, consumer fraud, wills and estates, accessing public benefits, and litigating for civil and environmental rights. Specializing in more than 45 civil legal practice areas, TRLA represents clients in cases ranging from landlord-tenant disputes handled through Justice of the Peace courts to complex litigation heard in state and federal courts. Our attorneys are organized into teams specializing in practices that fall within the following groups. 

In addition, TRLA operates a Public Defender Program that provides court appointed representation to indigent populations in nine counties - Bee, Duval, Goliad, Jim Hogg, Lavaca, Live Oak, Refugio, Starr, and Willacy.