9 AM – 5 PM
Monday – Friday
Except on holidays
To apply for services, call 833-329-8752.
Intake Hours and Guidelines
Intake Hours are the hours that the office is able to accept calls to potentially accept new cases.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid gets far more calls on the hotline every day than they are able to answer, especially calls related to family law issues.
It may be easier to reach Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in the evening.
Eligibility Guidelines and Process
To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements established by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, and other funding sources. TRLA will always attempt to find a funding source that will permit representation for persons who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney.
The guidelines are complicated, but trained intake workers will be the first step of the process. Applicants will be asked various questions regarding income, assets, and citizenship/immigration status in order to see whether they are eligible. To start the application process, visit How to Apply.
Unless under a special program, clients generally must be at/or under 125% to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This is measured based on your gross household monthly income versus your household size.
Please note that if you are going through a divorce, your spouse's income does not count as your income.
How do I find out if I can get help from TRLA?
Client applications are reviewed based on financial eligibility and other requirements. Clients who are unsure whether they qualify for our services can call the intake phone number above.
What if I have an emergency?
Emergency Intake: Applicants from Bexar and surrounding counties (Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Crockett, Edwards, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Sutton, and Wilson counties) with emergency legal problems may call the San Antonio TRLA office for an emergency appointment at 210-212-3700 or toll-free at 800-369-0356.
Emergencies are generally defined as situations where the caller has an administrative hearing, court hearing, or trial within 72 hours (3 days). Emergencies may also exist where significant rights are in danger of being lost if action is not taken within 72 hours (3 days).
Spanish Language Services are available
For other languages, interpreters are available upon request.
1111 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
United StatesPhone: (833) 329-8752Fax: (210) 212-3774