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), 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."
WHAT KIND OF CASES ARE HANDLED BY LANWT?
LANWT provides help to income eligible individuals and families in matters of civil law, including family law and domestic violence cases, access to benefits, housing issues, consumer finance problems, employment, wills and probate, and problems of disabled persons among many others..
WHAT KIND OF CASES ARE NOT HANDLED BY LANWT?
Federal regulations prohibit Legal Aid from providing help with:
Suits to recover money from an injury
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR LEGAL AID? To be eligible for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, the applicant must:
be a United States Citizen or Legal Resident,
meet the income guidelines based on family size,
have the type of case that Legal Aid can handle, and
live in one of the 114 counties served by Legal Aid.
HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE?
A low-income individual in Tarrant County may apply for legal help through Legal Aid’s Fort Worth office or attend one of Legal Aid’s 21 Community Legal Clinics operated by the Equal Justice Volunteer Program.
TO APPLY AT LANWT's FORT WORTH BRANCH OFFICE, call the intake lines at (817) 336-3943 or (800) 955-3959 from 8:30 to 11:00 A.M. or 1:30 to 4:00 P.M., Monday thru Wednesday. An intake worker will screen you for eligibility. If you are eligible for assistance, you will be given an appointment to come to the office located at 600 East Weatherford in Fort Worth to be interviewed by a staff attorney. If you live in the rural counties surrounding Tarrant County, you may call the Weatherford Satellite Office at (817) 594-6332 or (800) 967-6708. Intake days are Monday thru Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. The Weatherford office is located at 117 North Main.
TO APPLY AT LANWT's COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINICS, (UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED) simply come to the legal clinic as scheduled each month. You will be interviewed in order of arrival by a volunteer to determine your eligibility. A volunteer attorney will then talk with you about your legal problem. Community Clinics are staffed by licensed attorneys who donate their time to provide legal aid to low income people. Monthly legal clinics are held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. You MUST arrive no later than 7:00 P.M. To obtain further information about the legal clinics, call (817) 336-3943 - Ask for the Volunteer Unit.