Legal Assistance Resources Fort Bend County Libraries

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Legal Assistance Resources
Note: Librarians cannot provide legal advice or recommend specific forms
Fort Bend County Law Library: 281-341-3718 George Memorial Library: 281-341-2605
A small legal collection including Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes and Codes Annotated is available at George
Memorial Library. More information on state and federal laws is available at the Fort Bend County Law Library

All Fort Bend County libraries locations have copies of self-help/pro se legal materials in reference and for
check-out. Please visit our library catalog or branch locations for more information

FORT BEND COUNTY RESOURCES State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral &
Information Service (LRIS)
Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office 800-252-9690 (Toll Free), Monday - Friday,
281-341-8685 CST, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Information about local court proceedings, filing
fees, vital statistics and property filings

Fort Bend County District Clerk’s Office Texas Law Help
281-341-4515 Free legal information and sample, fill-in-the-
Information about local court proceedings, filing blank-style forms for low-income Texans

fees, e-filing, and jury information. Online Chat Service: Mon-Fri from 10:00 am — 3:00 pm
Local Court Records
A database of local court records for matters
1983 - present. 866- 292-4636 (Mon-Fri from 1:00 pm — 7:00 pm) Access and Visitation Hotline
Free information and sample forms for non-custo-
FINDING AN ATTORNEY dial parents concerning visitation, custody, pater-
Lone Star Legal Aid nity, support, modification and enforcement
832-913-7200 (Mon-Fri from 8:00 am — 5:00
pm) Provides general civil legal services to low- Texas Legal Services Center
in-come families who qualify. 800-622-2520 Legal Hotline
212 South 2nd Street, Richmond, TX 77469 Free legal-assistance programs for Texans, including legal helplines for Texans over age 60,
veterans, caregivers of minors, and Medicare
Fort Bend County Bar Association recipients

A directory of attorneys in Fort Bend.
Texas Court Help
Houston Lawyer Referral Service Basic information about how to make your way
800-289-4577 or 713-237-9429 Houston through the court system

Referral service for the Houston metro area
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Fort Bend County Women's Center, Inc. Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Assistance
281-342-4357, 24-Hour Hotline 713-874-6570
281-344-5750 Rosenberg Legal services to individuals unable to obtain
Assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual legal representation; includes outreach, legal
assault and their children achieve safety and assessment, representation, and advocacy

self-sufficiency. Must arrive at 8:00 am to register for assistance Spanish Speakers: 1st & 3rd Tuesday
English Speakers: 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Texas Attorney General, Child Support Division
800-252-8014, 24-Hour Automated Hotline
512-460-6000, State Office Consejos Legales
281-208-2137, Missouri City Mexican American Bar Association
281-342-6222, Fort Bend County 713-759-1133
Provides services for parents who wish to obtain Free legal advice in Spanish for simple legal,
or provide support for their children. financial & citizenship issues. Co-sponsored with Houston Bar Association

Spanish Speakers: 1st Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm
English Speakers: 1st & 3rd Wednesday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Earl Carl Institute
713-313-1139 (Mon-Fri from 8:00 am — 5:00 pm)
Property Preservation and Foreclosure
Prevention Services, ECI Juvenile Justice Project,
Thurgood Marshall School of Law Innocence
Project, ECI/MBK Clean Slate Initiative
Additional Resources
South Texas College of Law Clinics
713-646-2990 (Mon-Fri from 8:00 am — 5:00 pm) Fort Bend County Libraries Legal Links
Provides services in family law, estate and
probate, guardianship, child welfare, domestic databases/legal.html
violence, animal law, and other matters State Bar of Texas Referral Directory
Texas Attorney General, Crime Victims
Provides relief for victims of violent crimes

Request for services are provided by phone &
Workers' Compensation Commission
800-252-7031 Injured Employee Hotline
Assistance with workers' compensation claims for
work-related injuries
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
800-375-5283 National Customer Service Center
Forms and information regarding citizenship,
immigration, work humanitarian programs,
adoptions, and other matters

Note: Librarians cannot provide legal adviceor recommend specific forms Fort Bend County Law Library: 281-341-3718 George Memorial Library: 281-341-2605 A small legal collection including Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes and Codes Annotated is available at George Memorial Library. More information on state and federal laws is available at the Fort Bend County Law Library.

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