FREE Legal Advise for Dallas Residents

DALLAS, TEXAS – In the month of September, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, will hold 11 free Legal Clinics for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. All clinics begin at 5:00 p.m., with the exception of the Veteran’s Clinic, which begins at 1:30 p.m.

Schedules and locations are as follows:

East Dallas (Grace United Methodist Church—4105 Junius at Haskell)

  • Thursdays, September 1; and September 15

South Dallas (Martin Luther King, Jr. Center—2922 MLK Blvd.)

  • Tuesdays, September 6; September 13; and September 27

West Dallas (2828 Fish Trap Rd., Dallas, TX 75212)

  • Thursdays, September 8; and September 22

Garland (Salvation Army—451 W. Avenue D, Garland, TX 75040)

  • Thursday, September 15

Friendship West Baptist Church (2020 West Wheatland Rd., Dallas, TX 75232)

  • Wednesday, September 21

St. Phillip’s Community Center (1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Dallas, TX 75215)

  • Tuesday, September 20

Veterans Resource Center (for veterans and their families only)—1:30 p.m.

  • Friday, September 2

The clinics offer free legal advice and consultation in civil matters for those who qualify under Legal Aid’s income eligibility guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, legal papers, etc. with them to the clinic. For more information, log on to For media inquiries about these clinics, contact DVAP Managing Attorney Michelle Alden at (214) 243-2234.


The Dallas Bar Association is a professional, voluntary organization of more than 11,000 Dallas-area attorneys. For more information, go to