Across Texas, legal aid organizations are using technology to connect pro bono volunteers with low-income Texans who need legal help. These innovative programs reduce or eliminate barriers related to scheduling, geography, and transportation for volunteers and clients alike. Now you really can do pro bono from anywhere.
Texas Legal Answers is a free, statewide online legal advice clinic for low-income Texans. The online platform allows users to post their civil legal questions and get answers from pro bono attorneys. The average volunteer attorney spends 20 minutes responding to a question. Volunteers can answer as many or as few questions as they want anytime and anywhere they have internet access. Volunteer here »
Texas Law Help Live Chat provides legal information through a real-time chat assistance program for low-income Texans. Volunteers help users navigate TexasLawHelp.org and assist self-represented litigants. Live Chat is open Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm. more »
Please let us know about programs you think we should add to this list. What tips do you have for first-time volunteers? Tell us your pro bono success story. Share your experiences with any of these programs.