To provide a streamlined solution for those individuals in need of legal representation throughout 68 southwest Texas counties, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, or TRLA, recently established new universal local and toll-free phone numbers.

Anyone seeking to apply for legal services, contact a TRLA office, or contact a TRLA staff member should now dial 956-996-TRLA (8752) or 833-329-TRLA (8752). When callers dial these numbers, they will receive a general message and then be given the following prompts: “Press 1 to apply for legal assistance (intake); Press 2 for a staff directory; Press 3 to speak with an operator; Press 4 to reach our public defender offices.” Except for some holidays, these phone lines will remain open on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. CST.

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