Texas

Lone Star Legal Aid (Waco 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
Walk-in
Hours
Tuesday
1:30-4:30 pm
Wednesday
1:30-4:30 pm
Thursday
1:30-4:30 pm

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Bosque County
  • Falls County
  • Freestone County
  • Hill County
  • Limestone County
  • McLennan County
  • Navarro County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español

Whenever needed.

Income Guidelines

You must be at or under 125% of poverty level for divorce, custody, visitation and child support cases.

Program has discretion to go to 150% for exceptional circumstances.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
125
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
Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? Service with papers, domestic violence, hearings, evictions.

800-299-5596 or 254-756-7944

General Contact Information

Address
Lone Star Legal Aid (Waco Office)
900 Austin Avenue, 7th Floor (map)
Waco, TX 76701
Phone
254-756-7944
Toll Free
800-299-5596
Fax
254-756-3381
Website
http://www.lonestarlegal.org