Legal and Tax

Court Appointed Special Advocates of El Paso (CASA)

915.546.8146
500 E. San Antonio, RM 312 COURTHOUSE
El Paso, TX 79901
SERVICES: CASA Trains and Supports Volunteer from the Community to Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children who need representation in the Family Court System, Striving to provide them a safe and permanent home.
https://casaofelpaso.com


Disability Rights Texas

915.542.0585
300 E. Main Dr., #205 DOWNTOWN
El Paso, TX 79901
SERVICES: Legal Representation. Disability Rights Texas recognizes the varied needs of people with disabilities in Texas.

https://www.disabilityrightstx.org


El Paso County Attorney’s Office

915.546.2050
500 E. San Antonio, STE 503 COURTHOUSE
El Paso, TX 79901
SERVICES: Handles issues such as child abuse, elder abuse and family/domestic violence as well as facilitate protective order application, as well as other documents.
http://www.epcounty.com/CA/


Las Americas

915.544.5126
1500 E. Yandell Dr. DOWNTOWN
El Paso, TX 79902
SERVICES: Immigrant Advocacy Center which provides legal services in the areas of Asylum, Domestic Violence & Assistance to Crime Victims.
http://las-americas.org


Office of the Attorney General – Texas

915.834.5800
401 E. Franklin Ave., #530 COURTHOUSE
El Paso, TX 79901
OTHER NUMBERS: AUSTIN 512.460.6000
CHILD SUPPORT REGION 8 915.772.0385
CUSTOMER SERVICE 915.772.1115
SERVICES: The Texas OAG provides child support services for both custodial and non-custodial parents to include applying for services and managing child support payments.
https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/cs/welcome-to-the-child-support-division


Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA)

915.585.5183
1331 Texas St. DOWNTOWN
El Paso, TX 79901
SERVICES: Non-Profit Organization. Provides Free Legal Services to Low-Income Residents and Represents Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Throughout the State of Texas. 

The El Paso Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Branch offers a variety of legal clinics and outreach programs designed to empower El Pasoans by educating them on a wide range of legal issues.

You can apply for our services locally by calling (915)585-5183 Monday – Friday, from 9:00-11:30am and from 1:30-4:30pm.

Emergency Intake: The following are cases are considered for emergency intake at the TRLA branch office in El Paso:
  • Cases where the client has been served with papers and they have an answer deadline
  • Cases with a discovery deadline
  • Cases where the client is about to lose his or her shelter, either through eviction or foreclosure
  • Cases where the client is at the end of a statute of limitations deadline
All emergency intake cases are to be approved by the branch manager.

Persons whose emergency intake status has been approved are then referred to Monica Lopez, a paralegal in our office. Because there are only 2 paralegals in our office who are designated to do intake, the emergencies are rotated between them.

Other callers who have tried to access the TAJ number unsuccessfully, but whose cases are not considered emergencies, are put on a call back list and called within 1-2 days. We only handle 6 calls of this type per day, on a first-come first-serve basis.

http://www.trla.org/office/el-paso

Texas Victims Compensation Fund

800.983.9933
SERVIES: The primary purpose of the Fund is encouraging greater victim participation in the apprehension and prosecution of criminals and reimbursing innocent victims for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of violent crime.
https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/staff_support/victimservices/pages/crimevictimscompensation.htm


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

915.834.6508
700 E. San Antonio DOWNTOWN
El Paso, TX 79901
OTHER NUMBERS: VITA LOCATOR HOTLINE 800.906.9887
SERVICES: The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $50,000 of less annually and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
https://www.irs.gov/uac/contact-my-local-office-in-texas


West Texas Community Supervision & Corrections

915.546.8120
800 E. Overland, STE 100 DOWNTOWN
El Paso, TX 79901
SERVICES: WTCSCD provides probation and community corrections services in El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth Counties.
http://www.epcounty.com/EPCS/default.htm