Free Legal Advice
During 2 Hour Legal Hotline, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Every First Tuesday of the Month
On every first Tuesday of the month, obtaining good, simple legal advice is easy--just call 512-472-8303 for LegalLine, the free legal advice hotline. Phones are answered between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, LegalLine is staffed by attorney volunteers who answer legal questions and give brief legal advice. Questions concerning many areas of the law—
v family law
v criminal matters
v traffic problems
v consumer issues
v landlord/tenant issues
v employment law, and more…
Calls are confidential and anonymous. Bilingual (English/Spanish) attorneys are available.
What you need to know about LegalLine
1. What types of questions do you answer?
General legal questions dealing with most areas of the. If there is no attorney available to answer your particular question, we will find someone to return your call.
2. Who will I be talking to?
You will talk to an attorney volunteer licensed in the State of Texas.
3. If I like the attorney I talk to, can I retain him or her?
No. This is a short, anonymous call that will provide you general advice and assistance. If you would like to hire an attorney, the Lawyer Referral Service will help you. Call during normal business hours at 512- 472-8303 or www.AustinLRS.org for an Internet referral.
4. Will the attorney be able to answer my question?
The attorney will do his or her best to either answer your question or point you in the direction you need to go to get an answer (e.g., retain an attorney or give you the number of an agency that may help). Legal issues come in all shapes and sizes and LegalLine is only intended to provide assistance to common or general legal questions. If your matter concerns complex matters or facts, you may need to talk to a lawyer in person.
5. How long do calls last?
Volunteer attorneys keep the calls as short as possible so that LegalLine can help as many people as possible. However, the length of calls varies depending on complexity.
If you cannot get through due to high call volume, please be patient. You might hang up and call later in the evening. If you end up in the voicemail system, we will try to have a lawyer call you back that evening.
6. Can I pay to talk with the attorney for a longer period of time?
Not during LegalLine. If you require further assistance, you may wish to call the Lawyer Referral service the next business day.
LegalLine is a public service program of the Lawyer Referral Service,
your trusted source for finding a lawyer!