Community Lawyering Center

Choose the location convenient to you!

The new Community Lawyering Center in your neighborhood makes getting legal services easier. Since we are located nearby, visiting an attorney-supervised law student for legal assistance reduces the transportation time and effort to come to appointments.

Choose appointment times that work for you!

You do not have to miss work to seek legal services. The Community Lawyering Center offers day and evening appointments during the week, plus Saturday appointments.

Learn about useful topics in “Community Conversations” programs!

The Community Lawyering Center presents regular programs called “Community Conversations” to address legal topics of interest. Each program includes a presentation and discussion of the topic with questions from the audience.

Topics for the Community Conversations presentations are developed with community and church leaders, and residents can make suggestions, too.

Topics include:

  • Access to social services
  • Class C ticket offenses
  • Starting a business: contracts, taxes, forming the company Rights and obligations of parents
  • Social security updates and programs
  • Access to resources for Veterans

Client Representation for Legal Issues

Eligible residents in the community can seek free legal services at a UNT Dallas College of Law Community Lawyering Center. Cases are handled by law students from UNT Dallas College of Law. All law students are supervised by faculty from UNT Dallas College of Law and experienced attorneys from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Dallas Public Defender’s Office, and other qualified attorneys.

You can get legal assistance with many kinds of legal matters at a Community Lawyering Center. Here are some examples:

·      Housing/evictions

·      Family law

·      Child support

·      Child custody

·      Immigration

·      Wills and probate
 

The best way to find out if you can get help with your legal concern is to call and talk with one of our representatives.

Strong Relationships Mean More Resources for Your Community

The Community Lawyering Center is brought to your community through strong relationships across many providers. This allows us to broaden the resources we offer to the residents and businesses we serve.

Legal services are provided by:

·      UNT Dallas College of Law

·      Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

·      Dallas County Public Defender’s Office Legal Action Works (L.A.W.)

Others providing services to the Center or to residents of the community through the Center include:

·      El Centro College Paralegal Program Dallas County Juvenile Justice

·      Frazier House

·      Children at Risk

·      YMCA

·      UNT Dallas Urban SERCH Institute DISD

 

UNT Dallas College of Law wishes to gratefully acknowledge generous donations to support some programs for the Community Lawyering Center program.

·      Texas Bar Foundation

·      Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

·      Texas Real Estate Council