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Community Legal Access Clinic

Supporting Community Justice Warriors

       

How Can We Help You?

If the members of your organization are concerned or confused about a law or legal procedure that impacts your legal rights and responsibilities, the Community Legal Access Clinic may be able to help. We assist community groups or nonprofit organizations in the DFW area or in a rural community in Texas who need greater guidance on a legal issue or process by developing presentations and materials that help explain the law or legal process. Our services are free.

Am I eligible for ​clinic assistance?

The Community Legal Access Clinic assists nonprofit organizations or community groups in the DFW area or a rural community in Texas that can identify a law or legal process that they need help understanding.

When is help available?

The Community Legal Access Clinic operates in the fall only. However, please send requests throughout the year as we may be able to develop your project through our Equal Justice Program. Any requests that come in between April 1st and July 31st may not be attended to until August 15th.

Who works on my request?

The Community Legal Access Clinic does not take on individual legal cases but instead works with community groups to develop "know your rights" materials and presentations to educate the community about their legal rights and responsibilities. Students enrolled in the Community Legal Access Clinic each fall semester study the law and translate it to be able to present legal process and terms into plain language that community members can better understand.

How do I apply?

Nonprofit organizations or community groups interested in having the Community Legal Access Clinic develop a presentation or other community education materials to inform your members about their legal rights and responsibilities, please email experiential@law.tamu.edu with your request. The email should include the organization’s name, the principal contact’s name and email or phone number, and a description of the legal issue or process you need help navigating. Please note that we do not accept applications through the mail nor through email, nor do we accept walk-in applicants.

The Community Legal Access Clinic is unable to assist you with the following:

The Community Legal Access Clinic does not take on individual legal cases. ​CLAC develops educational materials and "know your rights" presentations ​for community groups struggling to understand a legal issue. CLAC does not provide direct representation but participates with existing legal aid providers and private lawyers to assist them in their community education efforts.