Tuesday, December 9, 2014

South Texas College of Law - Free legal assistance

South Texas College of Law has dramatically enlarged its free legal assistance for low-income and disadvantaged populations in the Houston area.

Their civil practice clinics are:

Child Welfare Clinic - for youth aging out of foster care

Estate Planning Clinic - preparation of end-of-lice documents including powers of attorney and wills.

Family Law Basic Clinic - divorces without property and no children

Family Law Advanced Clinic - divorces with children, modification of custody or support, SAPCR, (suits affecting the parent child relationship -- usually unmarried couples), and amicus appointments

Government Benefits Clinic - helping people file for Social Security and veterans benefits

Guardianship clinic - assistance for incapacitated adults and special needs minors.

Probate Clinic - helping people with probate

Their transitional clinics are:

Trademark Clinic - helping people and small businesses in filing trademark applications

Patent Clinic - started in fall, 2014 - new clinic to assist inventors with filing for a patent

Their Special Focus clinics are:
Asylum and Human Trafficking Clinic
Actual Innocence Clinic
Domestic Violence Clinic
Mediation Clinic

South Texas College of Law 
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002



there is also 
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
another pro bono organization 

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