Legal Clinics


Community Volunteer Opportunities:

Clinic Greeter

Clinic Assistant

Attorney Volunteer Opportunities:

VLS hosts a weekly legal advice clinic that is open to members of Greater Austin/Central Texas to receive free legal advice and apply for pro bono representation. The clinics support people seeking advice on issues such as landlord/tenant & eviction issues, wills, divorce & legal protection in fleeing abusive relationships, bankruptcy and more.

Attorneys can sign up for a volunteer shift as often as makes sense for their schedule – weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, or serve as one of our special back-up volunteers for substitutions or emergencies.  Click here for clinic guidelines.

Applicants line up for registration at one of our evening legal clinics.

Applicants line up for registration at one of our evening legal clinics.

Locations

Travis County

Clinics are held once a week (some closures due to federal holidays/closure of school buildings; please click here to see the calendar):

  • Wednesday at Webb Middle School (601 E. St. Johns Avenue)

These clinic begins at 6 p.m. and generally lasts until 8:00 or 8:30 pm depending on the number of clients in attendance.

Bastrop and Hays County

VLS’s outreach into the surrounding counties of Bastrop and Hays counties is a newer partnership aiming to help low-income community members who have been displaced from Austin due to rising costs of living. There is a particularly urgent need for volunteers at these two locations.

Held once a month (some closures due to holidays; please click here to see the calendar):

  • Bastrop Clinic: 1st Tuesday of every month at Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church St., Bastrop, TX
  • Hays Clinic: 2nd Tuesday of every month at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee St., San Marcos, TX

Bastrop is our only clinic that begins a little earlier – at 5:30 p.m. and will typically last until 8. Hays begins at 6 and runs until 8:00/8:15.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in volunteering to give advice at any our evening legal clinics or simply learning more about our clinic set-up, contact Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator Gabriela Caballero at 512-640-7743 or gcaballero@vlsoct.org.


Volunteer to Run an Assisted Pro Se Clinic

In our assisted pro se clinics, attorney and paralegal volunteers help low-income people with their uncontested legal matters.  There is great satisfaction in helping small groups of people navigate the legal system and complete their case on their own.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in volunteering to run an assisted pro se clinic, or would like more information, contact Deputy Director Anna K. Meyers directly at 512-640-7745 or akmeyers@vlsoct.org.