About Lone Star Legal Aid
Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA), a Texas nonprofit corporation, provides a full range of
legal services to a significant number of low-income clients and the client community in 72
counties in the East Region of Texas and 4 counties in Southwest Arkansas. LSLA collaborates
as a full partner with the equal justice community to meet the legal needs of all low-income
Texans. LSLA is the fourth largest legal aid program in the nation based on poverty population,
and has a proud tradition of providing high quality legal representation to low-income clients and
a long record of community involvement.
LSLA serves approximately 1,088,000 (2000 U.S. Poverty Census Data) low-income
persons, and has been consistently noted for its excellent litigation efforts on behalf of its clients
and its community involvement in the region. This 60,000 square mile area includes numerous
rural communities, as well as the Houston metropolitan area. Branch offices are located in
Angleton, Beaumont, Bellville, Belton, Bryan, Conroe, Galveston, Houston, Longview,
Nacogdoches, Paris, Texarkana, Tyler, and Waco.
A board of directors appointed by local bar associations and client groups governs LSLA
and is responsible for broad policy making under the Legal Services Corporation Act. LSLA has
developed a capable, dedicated and experienced team of 70 attorneys, 10 paralegals, and 60
support staff. Approximately 2,500 private attorneys practicing in the region assist the LSLA
mission by providing pro bono legal services to clients within the region.
LSLA delivers a full range of civil legal services to eligible clients. LSLA accepts cases
on a priority basis. LSLA advocates represent eligible clients at all levels from Justice Court and
administrative hearings to the United States Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court, as
well as giving advice and brief service. Priorities are determined by periodic surveys of clients,
private bar, bench, and interested persons to determine prioriti