Legal clinics to aid Dallas County residents

Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines can get free legal advice and consultation at one of nine clinics the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will host in June.

The schedule appears below:

—East Dallas: 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 and 20, at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. at Haskell

—South Dallas: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, June 4, 11, and 25, at Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

—West Dallas: 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 13 and 27, at Marillac Social Services Center, 2843 Lapsley St.

—Garland: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Salvation Army, 451 W. Avenue D, Garland

—For veterans only: 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 S. Lancaster Road

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is a joint effort of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Read the news release here.

 

Dallas volunteer attorney program hosts free divorce legal clinic for low-income

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold a free Divorce Legal Clinic for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines, on Tuesday, January 24, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Belo Mansion (2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201).

Volunteer attorneys will provide free divorce legal assistance for low-income Dallas County residents to assist with their simple uncontested divorces. To qualify for assistance, residents must apply for help and meet certain financial guidelines, including:

  • Must be a Dallas County resident and
  • Must be a legal resident or citizen of the USA and
  • Must have an agreement on property division and a minimal amount of property and
  • Spouse must not contest anything about the divorce and
  • Must be no family violence within the prior two months and
  • Must be able to attend three daytime classes.

The Dallas Bar Association is a professional, voluntary organization of approximately 10,000 Dallas-area attorneys. For more information, go to www.dallasbar.org.