The Texas Legal Hotline provides
Texans age 60 and above with legal advice and referrals from
attorneys. While their primary focus is to provide legal service to
Texans with low incomes who have limited access to legal advice, the
Texas Legal Hotline can answer basic legal questions from any Texas
Common concerns often addressed by both paid and volunteer hotline
lawyers include questions about Medicaid, food stamps, senior
housing assistance and SSI. Other common issues that consumers call
about include debt collection, advance planning and estate planning
issues, powers of attorney, and housing and consumer problems.
Responding attorneys will evaluate the caller's legal situation and
inform them whether the Texas Legal Hotline can assist with their
case. If a client appears to need ongoing legal representation, or
if the legal case is not of the kind that this legal aid service can
accept, the caller will receive one or more referrals to attorneys
who have agreed to work on a reduced fee basis.
The Legal Hotline also has a number of informational publications
available on their website or through the mail for Texans over the
age of 60. Topics include alternatives to guardianship, wills and
probate, public benefits, consumer and debtor rights, health care
rights, and nursing homes. Readers should be aware that not all
publications offered on the website are completely up-to-date.
Always double-check your information before relying on anything you
Telephone lines at the Hotline are often very busy. You may have to
leave a message.
The Texas Legal Hotline is located at
815 Brazos, Suite 1100
Austin, Texas 78701
1 (800) 622-2520 or
You can also reach them by using the
Texas Legal Hotline website