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This toolkit can provide information, instructions, and forms to help you correct a clerical mistake in your judgment. FORMS ARE INCLUDED. This toolkit was developed by the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This toolkit tells you how to respond or file an answer in a civil case in Texas not involving family law. This toolkit was developed by TexasLawHelp and project partners. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.  
This toolkit tells you how to ask a judge to move (transfer) your civil case to a court in a different county. Note, this toolkit only applies to civil (not family law) cases that are in the district court or county court at law. This toolkit also does not apply to justice court. FORMS ARE INCLUDED. This kit was developed by...
This article tells you what an affirmative defense is and the different types of affirmative defenses. This article was written by the Self-Represented Litigants Project at the Texas Legal Services Center.   
This article tells you information about appealing a judgment in Texas. An appeal is a request for a higher court to review a lower court’s decision. This article was written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. 
This article tells you about the State bar's attorney disciplinary system. It explains the steps taken to enforce the ethical conduct of lawyers in Texas. This is a good article to read if you would like to make a complaint about an attorney in Texas. This article was written by the State Bar of Texas. 
This article below tells you about the attorney-client relationship and the protections in place to ensure you are able to work with your attorney. Attorney is another name for a lawyer. This article was written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. 
This article tells you how and when to update your address and other personal information with the court and others. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article tells you about the basics of civil lawsuits in Texas. This article was written by the Self-Represented Litigants Project at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This article explains CAAP's purpose in communicating between Texas lawyers and their clients. This article was written by State Bar of Texas.  
This article tells you about contingency fees when hiring a lawyer. This article was written by the Federal Trade Commission. 
This article contains answers to common questions about correcting a clerical error in Texas. This article was written by Texas Legal Services Staff. 
This article tells you about court fees and fee waivers. FEE WAIVER FORM INCLUDED.
This article provides general information on discovery in Texas. It provides information on different types of discovery including requests for production, interrogatories, and more. 
This article explains what to expect if you are ordered to appear in a IV-D Court (also known as child support court). This article should not be considered legal advice, and doesn’t replace legal advice. It won’t explain every legal action that can happen in IV-D Court—just the most common ones.
This article contains information about useful federal or government websites that you can access for information and services that will help you with your problems. This article was written by TexasLawHelp staff.
This article contains instructions, information, and a form for the General Affidavit. FORM INCLUDED. 
This article was written by Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services. It provides general, broad information, and is not case-specific on deportation and defenses to it. It contains information to help you figure out if you might qualify for relief from deportation (formally known as “removal”).
This article provides information on navigating traffic court. This article is from the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
This article provides information on Runaway Reporting/Harboring Laws. This article was provided by Texas Appleseed.