LASSA Project in Full Swing!

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project is in full swing, confirming 4 partners in our new northwest service area and launching its new website this morning.

The LASSA project serves 182 Texas counties from the panhandle to the Texas-Mexico border. LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide-range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation on civil legal matters.

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New Legal Clinic Kicks off in Bastrop County

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) has partnered with the Bastrop County Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) to begin providing free monthly legal advice clinics  to Bastrop-area residents.

The clinics will be held on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year. The first clinic will take place tonight, January 5th, from 4:15 to 6pm in the library of the Bastrop Intermediate School. Participants must sign in by 6pm to speak with an attorney. Continue reading

Looking Back at 2015

2015 was a big year for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA).

In addition to helping more than 15,000 low-income Texans with their civil legal needs, TRLA advocates saw themselves on the steps of the United States Supreme Court, witnessing the reunions between children and parents who haven’t seen each other in years, helping our veterans obtain the benefits they risked their lives for, and benefiting from another year of strong support from the state legislature. Continue reading

Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is proud to join the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and legal aid organizations throughout the state in recognizing this week as Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week.

Throughout the week, TRLA will be providing free legal services for Texas veterans at various events throughout the state. A complete list of events is available at http://texaslawhelp.org/veterans. Continue reading