The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas will host several free legal aid events during September, including in-person civil, expunction, and veterans clinics across Dallas County, as well as a call-in program with lawyers.

Residents may call the DBA’s LegalLine at (214) 220-7476 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on September 9 and 16 to receive general legal advice on anything from divorce and child support to wills, insurance, employment, and criminal matters. Callers will speak with an anonymous attorney and may be referred to other area services.

Additionally, the Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program—a joint initiative between the DBA and LANWT—will host 12 free legal clinics this month, where residents who qualify for assistance under Legal Aid’s income eligibility guidelines can meet with lawyers for no-cost advice in civil legal matters. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, and legal papers with them to the clinic. DVAP will also offer a special clinic for veterans only on September 4, and a special clinic for expunction cases on September 15.

All clinics begin at 5 p.m., with the exception of the expunction clinic, which begins at 4 p.m., and the veteran’s clinic, which begins at 2 p.m. Schedules and locations are as follows:

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

  • Thursdays, September 3 and September 17

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

  • Tuesdays, September 1, September 8, and September 22

West Dallas (2828 Fish Trap Rd.)

  • Thursdays, September 10 and September 24

Garland (Salvation Army—457 W. Avenue D, Garland, TX 75040)

  • Thursday, September 17

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

  • Wednesday, September 16

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

  • Tuesday, September 15

Expunction Clinic (2828 Fish Trap Rd., Dallas)—4:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 15

VA Medical Center, Dallas (for veterans only)—2:00 p.m.

  • Friday, September 4

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