Texas

Lone Star Legal Aid (Longview 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
Appointment
Information

Non-urgent divorce matters may be handled through a mail intake. Please call or come by the office for an application.


Contact Type
Phone
Phone Number
(800) 866-0821 ; (903) 758-9123
Hours
Monday
10:00-12:00
Thursday
10:00-12:00
Friday
10:00-12:00
Documents

Documents related to the legal matter.


Contact Type
Walk-in
Hours
Monday
10:00-12:00
Thursday
10:00-12:00
Friday
10:00-12:00
Documents

Documents related to the legal matter


Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Camp County
  • Gregg County
  • Harrison County
  • Marion County
  • Panola County
  • Rusk County
  • Upshur County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
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
Description of Services

Community outreach programs

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 situations considered on an individual basis.

800-866-0821 or 903-758-9123

General Contact Information

Address
Lone Star Legal Aid (Longview Office)
140 East Tyler, Ste. 150 (map)
Longview, TX 75601
Phone
903-758-9123
Toll Free
800-866-0821
Fax
903-758-1817
Website
http://www.lonestarlegal.org