Texas

Lone Star Legal Aid (Angleton Office) LSC Funded

http://www.lonestarlegal.org

Who We Are

Operating for more than 60 years, Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) is a non-profit law firm that now serves as the fourth largest legal aid organization of its type in the United States.  The firm provides free civil legal help to low-income persons who have immediate needs but cannot afford an attorney.  Headquartered in Houston, the organization operates another 12 branch offices and covers one-third of the state, including 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and also four counties of southwest Arkansas, and has an eligible client population of almost 1.5 million at 125% of federal poverty guidelines.  LSLA is the only full-service civil legal aid provider in the region, and it offers advice/legal counsel, brief services, self-help clinics, community legal education, and referrals, as well as full representation in administrative hearings and county, state, and federal courts.  Practice areas include domestic abuse, health care, housing, employment, income maintenance, unlawful trade practices, education, civil rights, and disaster relief.  LSLA also manages special projects, such as food stamp outreach, language access, elder law clinics, and a legal help line.  Cases are accepted on a priority basis, and current priorities include: (1) enhancing and protecting income/economic stability; (2) preserving housing and related needs; (3) improving child outcomes; (4) seeking and maintaining safety, stability, health and well-being; and (5) assisting populations with special vulnerability, such as those who have disabilities, or who are elder, homeless or have limited English language skills.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Contact Type
Other
Information

Requests for legal assistance can be submitted online at: www.brazoriacountylawlibrary.com


Contact Type
Phone
Phone Number
979-849-6464
Information

Monday 9 a.m. we take 5 Family non emergency cases.

M-F all day We take both emergency family (abuse, hearing dates/opp party filed) and emergency other than family.

M-Th at 9:00 a.m. We take 5 non-family, non emergency


Contact Type
Appointment
Information

Appointments for divorce-related matters taken on Mondays starting at 9:00 am until filled.


Contact Type
Legal Clinic
Information

Appointments scheduled during the Intake Clinic except in non-emergency family law cases; non-emergency family law applicants provide information for follow-up later.


Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Brazoria County
  • Matagorda County
  • Wharton County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Income Guidelines

You must be at or under 125% of poverty level unless you have certain other eligibility factors that allow us to go to 200%.

If you have certain financial eligibility factors, we can serve families up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Generally, clients are not asked to advance fees related to litigation; no charge for legal services.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
200
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
Yes
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
Yes
Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: Immigrant; Prisoner

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Community Legal Education, Information and Referrals

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? An emergency legal matter is one where the person has been served with court papers; has a hearing scheduled; eviction set-out; utility cut-off; landlord lock-out; impending foreclosure; immediate termination from SSI, medicaid, or other governmental assistance without notice; domestic violence; abduction of child in some circumstances; and other situation considered on an individual basis.

800-244-5492 or 979-849-6464

General Contact Information

Address
Lone Star Legal Aid (Angleton Office)
126 North Velasco (map)
Anchor, TX 77515
Phone
979-849-6464
Toll Free
800-244-5492
Fax
979-848-0682
Website
http://www.lonestarlegal.org