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Legal Resources and Services

Visit these campus and community resources for additional support with conflict resolution or legal questions.

Campus Resources

Criminal Defense Clinic (UT Law)
Provides representation for people charged with misdemeanors in Travis County who cannot afford a lawyer. Student-attorneys are licensed by the State Bar of Texas and appear in court under the supervision of faculty.

Office of the Student Ombuds
Listens to concerns about life at the university in a safe setting and confidentially discusses interpersonal difficulties, university policies, university bureaucracy, and conflict resolution techniques.

Texas Law Expunction Project (UT Law)
The expunction project is administered by the Mithoff Pro Bono Program and offers limited free legal services to individuals who meet their intake requirements. Each request for help is subject to review by the Mithoff Pro Bono Program.

Community Resources

Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas (LRS)
A nonprofit service for Austin area attorney searches. Their staff will review legal issues to determine the best course of action. LRS may be able to offer solutions or alternatives to hiring a lawyer. If referred to an attorney, the attorney will offer a free 30-minute consultation.

Texas Advocacy Project
Empowers survivors of dating /domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas through free legal services and access to the justice system.
Provides free, reliable legal information to Texans. The website is part of a national legal aid effort using technology to expand the delivery of legal services.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Offers specialties in more than 45 law areas, including family, employment, foreclosure, bankruptcy, subsidized housing, farmworker, civil rights, and environmental law. They have developed programs to serve specific client populations: Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA), the Texas Foster Youth Justice Project, and Texas C-Bar, with legal services for small businesses and nonprofits.

Texas State Law Library Legal Research Guides
Compiled by reference librarians at the State Law Library and intended to help locate legal information on specific legal topics.

Travis County Law Library and Self-Help Center
Provides the following free services by phone and email: Legal information and court forms, family law case review, criminal record expunction and nondisclosure help, and driver’s license help.

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
Nonprofit helping low-income clients access the civil justice system through volunteer attorneys who donate free legal advice and representation.

Legal Disclaimer - The information contained under does not constitute legal advice nor is it intended to constitute legal advice. It is not a substitute for consulting an attorney regarding a particular case. The information and opinions contained herein are those of Legal Services for Students in the Office of the Dean of Students and are not necessarily those of The University of Texas at Austin. All materials contained herein are the property of Legal Services for Students in the Office of the Dean of Students and its attorneys – All Rights Reserved.