In the Community
The Tarrant County Bar Association has community service events and programs serving the Tarrant County community, such as LegalLine, Annual Blood Drive, Annual Food Drive, Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans-Tarrant County Chapter, the People’s Law School and much more. These programs have won recognition and awards from the State Bar of Texas and community organizations time and time again.
For over 100 years, the Tarrant County Bar Association has been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the people in the local community.
Lawyer Referral & Information Services
When you call the Tarrant County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS), the LRIS staff will ask you to describe the situation which you need assistance for and then ask for your name, address, and telephone number. If possible, you will then be given the name and telephone number of an attorney near you who practices in your area of need. Any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence. The LRIS staff are not lawyers and therefore cannot give you legal advice, but will provide you with contact information for a lawyer referral service in another area.
For more information about the Lawyer Referral & Information Service program, visit the LRIS page of this website.
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
The Tarrant County Bar Association does NOT provide legal aid or pro bono representation. For any pro bono representation, you must contact Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas below.
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, handles a wide range of civil cases which address the survival needs of low income individuals and families. Its MISSION is “to provide high quality, legal aid to low-income people of the 114 counties served by Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas through the combined efforts of legal services staff and volunteer attorneys, to communicate the availability of the services to the targeted community, and to make the services accessible to the people eligible for the services.”
To apply at LANWT’s Fort Worth Branch Office, call the intake lines at 817.336.3943 or 800.955.3959 from 8:30am to 11:00am or 1:30pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Wednesday. An intake worker will screen you for eligibility.
LegalLine is a community service program offered twice a month by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Volunteer attorneys offer free advice to Tarrant County residents on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 6pm to 8pm. As part of the Tarrant County Bar Association’s commitment to the public, local lawyers volunteer two hours of their time to answer questions covering a broad range of topics. Anyone interested should call LegalLine at 817.335.1239.
Besides legal questions, individuals can ask for referrals to local legal or social service agencies. During each night of LegalLine operation, volunteer attorneys typically answer more than 75 calls.
For more information regarding LegalLine, please visit our LegalLine page.
The Fee Dispute Committee, which includes public members, serves the important function of settling fee disputes that might otherwise escalate into grievances or lawsuits between clients and attorneys. For more detail about this service, please visit the Fee Arbitration page of this website.
Elder Law Handbook
This Handbook is a 50-page, with supplement, offered free of charge to the public. It gives valuable information to elder’s about their rights and expectations. The Handbook is mailed to the individual requesting one, or is furnished by the box to area nursing homes and other senior care programs. For more information about the Elder Law Handbook program, visit the Elder Law Handbook page of this website.
The State Bar of Texas provides information on the Grievance Process. You can find more information at https://www.texasbar.com/complaints/
Texas Law Help Dot Org
TexasLawHelp.org is a website dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans. It is part of a broader effort within the national legal aid community to use technology, specifically the Internet, to enhance and expand the delivery of legal aid. In 2013, the website attracted more than 815,000 unique visitors, with 5,900,000 pages viewed. TexasLawHelp.org is a program of the Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC). The website is also supported by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Travis County Law Library, and Pro Bono Net.
The People’s Law School
The People’s Law School is your opportunity to learn the basics of common legal issues. Classes last 50 minutes and are taught by local attorneys. Participants can attend three sessions. For more information about The People’s Law School, visit the People’s Law School page of this website.