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Legal & Community Resources During COVID-19

Need legal help now? Here are some options:

  • DBA Lawyer Referral Service - https://www.dallasbar.org/index.cfm?pg=clientReferrals
  • Free Legal Answers, a service from the ABA - https://texas.freelegalanswers.org/
  • The State Bar of Texas, the state’s legal aid agencies, volunteer organizations and access-to-justice organizations have created a toll-free legal assistance hotline for low-income individuals and families across Texas dealing with civil legal problems because of the pandemic. Those interested can call 800-504-7030 toll-free for help wherever they live in the state.

Court YouTube Channels

470th District Court
394th District Court
Fifth District Court of Appeals 

Legal Resources

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
DVAP assists low-income people in Dallas County with civil legal needs. All regular DVAP intake clinics have been canceled through April 30, 2020. If you have a legal matter and would like to apply for assistance, please call the Legal Aid Line at 888-529-5277 or fill out an online application at https://bit.ly/33hOrdC.

Dallas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
The Dallas Bar Association Lawyer Referral service can refer you to a Dallas area attorney (includes Collin County). For a $20 fee, the attorney will meet with you for 30 minutes to discuss your legal matter. If you and the attorney decide to work together after the initial consultation, you and the attorney can negotiate a fee agreement. You can get help by emailing lrsinfo@dallasbar.org. When emailing, please send full name, zip code, phone number and a brief description of your case when requesting and a referral by email.

Pro Bono Help if You Get an Eviction Notice

Texas Law Help
Texas Law Help provides legal information and forms for various legal issues, including family, housing, veterans, and disaster relief.

Community Resources

List of Additional Community Resources 

Dallas Resident Resource Guide - English, Spanish

Interview with DBA Past President Rob Crain and Rev. Richie Butler Regarding COVID-19

Know Your Employment Rights* During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

HHS Launches Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

COVID-19 Community Resources Region 3East