Texas

Lone Star Legal Aid (Belton 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
Phone
Phone Number
800-234-6606 or 254-939-5773
Hours
Monday
9:00 am-noon and 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am-noon and 1:00-4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am-noon and 1:00-4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am-noon and 1:00-4:00 pm
Documents

Documents relevant to the legal matter

Information

Mondays & Wednesdays: family law matters; Tuesdays & Thursdays: non-family law matters.
Walk-in appointments available for emergency matters.


Contact Type
Other
Information

Domestic Violence Hotline, 888-674-4529, answered M-F, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Contact Type
Walk-in
Documents

Documents relevant to the legal matter

Information

Phone applications encouraged; walk-in appointments for emergencies.


Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Bell County
  • Coryell County
  • Hamilton County
  • Lampasas County
  • Milam County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español

Whenever needed.

Income Guidelines

Household income must be 125% of the federal poverty level or below, however, with certain eligibility factors, we can go up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Household income must be 125% of the federal poverty level or below, however, with certain eligibility factors, we can go up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Generally, clients are not asked to advance fees for litigation; no fees 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
  • Pro Se Legal Clinic
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Pro Se Clinics are coordinated through the Bell County District Clerk and required by the courts. Our attorneys staff it once a week on Tuesdays. Assistance is provided in post-filing; this is not a pre-filing clinic.
We prepare answers when not able to assist clients, provide brochures and forms, provide self-help in evictions and small claims.

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.

800-234-6606 or 254-939-5773

General Contact Information

Address
Lone Star Legal Aid (Belton Office)
512 South Main (map)
Belton, TX 76513
Phone
254-939-5773
Toll Free
800-234-6606
Fax
254-939-3767
Website
http://www.lonestarlegal.org