Legal Aid to Offer Free Legal Clinics for West Texans

ALPINE, Texas – February 13, 2012 – West Texas residents in need of legal help are encouraged to take advantage of free intake clinics being offered by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA).

TRLA provides free legal services to low-income Texans with issues including divorce, child custody, domestic violence, foreclosure, landlord/tenant disputes, consumer issues, public benefits, and employment.  Every year, TRLA helps more than 22,000 low-income Texans with their legal needs.

According to TRLA attorney Amanda Chisholm, “Every year there are thousands of Texans who need an attorney, but are unable to afford one. TRLA is here to help.”

Attorneys from TRLA’s local Alpine office will be available at two local intake clinics to assist low-income residents with their civil legal needs. At the clinics, residents will be able to apply for free legal services and receive basic legal advice regarding their concerns.  TRLA will not be providing legal advice on criminal matters.

Intake clinics currently scheduled for the West Texas area are:

February 28, 2012     11am – 3pm    Ozona, Crockett County Courthouse (908 Avenue D, Ozona, Texas)

March 6, 2012             11am – 3pm     Sutton County Courthouse (300 East Oak Street, Sonora, Texas)

“This is the easiest way for people to get basic legal advice and apply for our services,” added Chisholm.

Individuals in need of free legal help but unable to come to the intake clinics are encouraged to apply for TRLA’s services by calling the intake hotline at 1-888-988-9996 or TRLA’s Alpine office at 1-866-221-4833.

Established in 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income and disadvantaged clients in a 68-county service area. TRLA’s mission is to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency, safety and stability of low-income Texas residents by providing high-quality civil legal assistance and related educational services.

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