Fort Bend Lawyers Care
Fort Bend Lawyers help through their Legal Line, Workshops/Clinics and their Volunteer Lawyer Program. Please see the sections below for more details.
Fort Bend Lawyers CARE offers free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend County residents. If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran with civil legal questions, please ask about FBLC's veterans program.
Legal Line is held bi-weekly on Fridays (except on holiday weekends); calls for qualification are accepted between 10:00 AM - Noon. To pre-qualify call 281-239-0015. The attorney will return calls the same day and/or the following Monday.
Fort Bend Lawyers Care also offers free workshops and clinics for the community, please see the link below for more information:
Volunteer Lawyer Program
The core service of FBLC, our Volunteer Lawyer Program will match qualified applicants with volunteer attorneys willing to handle cases on a pro bono basis.
FBLC volunteers handle most types of civil cases, including family law, consumer issues, landlord/tenant, estate planning, probate and guardianship.
We do not handle immigration issues, but work closely with other organizations who accept referrals of these types of cases. Our funding sources restrict FBLC from handling fee generating lawsuits, criminal proceedings and traffic proceedings.
The types of cases that will be matched to volunteer lawyers include:
- Contract Disputes
- Landlord/Tenant Disputes
- Deceptive Trade Practices Disputes
- Change of Name
- Resolving Title Problems
- Transfers of Title
Wills and Probate
- Simple Estate Planning
- Powers of Attorney
- Medical Powers of Attorney
- Directives to Physicians
- Probate of Simple Wills
- Probate of Estates Without Wills
CASES NOT ACCEPTED:
- No paternity cases are accepted.
- No fee generating cases are accepted.
- No traffic court cases are accepted.
- No criminal cases are accepted.
- Incarcerated applicants are ineligible for services.
Fort Bend Lawyers Care (FBLC) was founded in 2006 by the Fort Bend County Bar Association to respond to the growing legal needs of our community's low-income residents. FBLC is a non-profit corporation that provides legal services to low-income citizens by coordinating a process to allow...