Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of southwest Texas. As the leading provider of legal aid in Texas, TRLA provides services in 68 counties. Program headquarters are in Weslaco, in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, with branch offices located throughout the state. TRLA also serves migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout Texas and in six southern states served by the Southern Migrant Legal Services office in Nashville: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.
TRLA is the largest legal aid provider in Texas and the third largest provider in the nation. TRLA’s attorneys to serve approximately 25,000 clients each year. However, over 2.6 million residents of southwest Texas are considered eligible for TRLA services — a ratio of almost 21,000 potential clients per lawyer. TRLA is funded in principal part by the federal Legal Services Corporation and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.
The organization provides services in a broad variety of practice areas (39 in all) that address the range of problems confronting the low-income community, including domestic violence, fair housing, elder law, disability rights, public benefits, consumer protection, environmental justice, employment rights, and homelessness.
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